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Address: Kuranuma Higashi Asahikawacho, Asahikawa 078-8205, Hokkaido
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +81 166-36-1104
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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good zoo to spent a half day

a zoo with good facility.but you can look closer to animals.How ? go to find out yourself.but must check weather and zoo open period.because it may be close for maintanence

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
amy c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a zoo with good facility.but you can look closer to animals.How ? go to find out yourself.but must check weather and zoo open period.because it may be close for maintanence

Thank amy c
Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is set on a hillside affording splendid views. The zoo has a great under the pool transparent tunnel where you can watch the penguins swim. It has several different species of penguins, It also has a polar bear viewing theater where you can watch the polar bears swim. Both of these attractions often have lengthy queues. Many of... More 

Thank Oliver1646
Hong Kong, China
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76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike any other zoo that I have been, here you can really get close to the animals and see what they are like. It is really cool but if you look closer to the animals, they feel caged and sad. I love to see them, but seeing those sad eyes also makes me wonder whether it is worth their pain... More 

Thank Beeeeecky_L
Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fairly large and nice zoo (I'm not a zoo enthusiast or well traveled; I'll visit a zoo if I'm in the area and it's well recommended only). It's one of the newer zoos that try to integrate a closer view of the animals and something resembling their natural habitat. Good selection of animals, and the animals generally looked well cared... More 

Thank MarcG19
Bangkok, Thailand
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this zoo here because they provide the best animal informations for each type. The animal sections I love is penguins and seal.

Thank iPatz
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66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit in asahikawa. They have lots of varieties of animals in the zoo. It's pretty enjoyable even for adults.

Thank esuw
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The zoo is very well maintained and has a great design where you can see the animals up close. So close you are tempted to reach out and almost touch them . I dont think i was ever able to scrutinise the beautiful markings of a giraffe before. This is definitely one of the best zoos i have been too.... More 

Thank eeky888
Jakarta, Indonesia
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87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Surprise to know that the entry fee is free for children (under 15 if not mistaken). Adult entry fee is relatively cheap, 820 yen. Not very big but enough to keep you entertain for at least half a day. Highly recommended.

Thank Tulang_B
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Love the handmade information signs that described the animals. it makes the zoo looks more humanistic.

Thank Dolphin U
Bangkok, Thailand
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The zoo is good for kids and adults. We love Red Panda the most. The landscape and zoo design can make you able to see the animals so close.


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