Maruyama Zoo

Maruyama Zoo, Sapporo: Hours, Address, Maruyama Zoo Reviews: 4/5

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An amusement park and penguin pool make this zoo a popular spot for children.
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Emmapotato
5 contributions
Animal abuse
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is the most depressing place ive been too and i would like to credit the animals, especially the birdlife, for not committing suicide. Built by people who dont value animals as having intrinsic rights.
I shudder at the thought of there being tinier zoos in Japan.
Written January 2, 2020
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Richard Z
53 contributions
Penguin parade
Dec 2019
Small zoo but has some highlights: Penguin parade, polar bears, owls and many Hokkaido native animals. Some animals have small living spaces and don't seem very happy.
Written December 29, 2019
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Josh Yang
Singapore, Singapore21 contributions
Decent Zoo
Dec 2019 • Friends
Walked quite a distance from the park and got the tickets without any hassle. Spent around 2 hours there until closing at 4pm.

2 hours is about right to enjoy your time there if you skip the eateries around. The enclosure is rather small for some of the animals, hope there were no biases when it comes to the animals, some so have enough room while others didn’t.
Written December 29, 2019
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Dee
Singapore, Singapore433 contributions
Small zoo
Dec 2019 • Couples
Decided to visit this zoo. Walk for 1.2km from the nearest train station. We had a good time though it was quite small place compare to other zoo i visited. But good for half day activities. The entrance ¥600 per person. Quite affordable for families. The cages were quite small for some animals. Some are too small in my opinion. We came during winter.
Written December 27, 2019
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D3sm0nd_L0w
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia164 contributions
Reasonably sized zoo and well maintained.
Dec 2019 • Family
We went during relatively low peak season, so there isn't a lot of visitors, but all animals are available except penguins (maybe we missed them).

The animals looked lively and were making their rounds when we visited. Children loved the interactions though there were no animal shows when we went.

We thought a full 2 hours was sufficient but we ended up spending 4 hours including lunch. There are a few lunch options (half way across all animal exhibits) in the zoo, including a 7-eleven convenience store (right to your right upon main gate entrance). If you opt for pre-pack food from convenience store, you may still have it at a number of indoor resting places close to a number of animal exhibits.

Considering the small fees for adults (kids are free), it's worth bringing young kids to this zoo.
Written December 16, 2019
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Cindy T
49 contributions
Adorable red panda.
Feb 2019
Quite a walk from the subway station, but you can walk through the park and enjoy some view. Entrance ticket was quite cheap. The wolfs were beautiful. They have polar bears and quite lively too. But the red pandas are adorable! They have some activities with the red panda too but you have to check their schedule.
Written September 3, 2019
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myr0ntay
Singapore, Singapore70 contributions
Go to this zoo rather than this one if you want to see the animals from Hokkaido
Jun 2019 • Family
This zoo features the animals from Hokkaido such as the Ezo Momonga, Hokkaido Squirrel, Japanese Rat Snake, Japanese Glass Lizard, Japanese Odd-tooth Snake, Mamushi Pit-viper, Japanese Forest Rat Snake, Japanese Striped Snake, Ezo salamander, Japanese Tree Frog and Ezo Brown Frog.

The animals look generally happy and look to be well cared for. Unfortunately, the birds are kept in large metal cages and are a sad sight.
Written June 30, 2019
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David H
Wailuku, HI299 contributions
A nice visit to the zoo
May 2019 • Couples
This was a spur of the moment visit as we were in Maruyama Park and my mom wanted to check out the zoo. We had a great time there and enjoyed seeing animals we couldn't normally see at other zoos, like the red pandas, giraffe, and meerkats. We spent a few hours walking around the zoo and checking out the exhibits. We did see a few animals that didn't seem like they wanted to be in the outside exhibit, like the orangutan who looked like he just wanted to go into the back, as he or she kept knocking on the door.
Written June 12, 2019
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JernyD
Makati, Philippines35 contributions
Dont visit on Mondays.
Apr 2019 • Couples
Unfortunately, our visit was on a Monday so we didn't get to see the zoo :( We'll come back anyway! During Mondays, the zoo is closed.
Written June 9, 2019
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Fern K
Christchurch, New Zealand165 contributions
Questionable Animal Welfare
Mar 2019 • Couples
The zoo is really small and we finished it in 1 hour as the zoo was about to be closed.

Animal enclosure does not seem to have proper enrichment activities and the space is not enough as well. Savannah animals at the zoo such as lions, zebras and giraffes were kept in a small enclosed space with minimal space to roam around. The lion seemed like it was in a fish tank!

The orang utans also looked really distressed. Was quite disappointed in the welfare of the animals and the stress levels of the animals as well.
Written May 19, 2019
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