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Address: Kuranuma Higashi Asahikawacho, Asahikawa 078-8205, Hokkaido
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+81 166-36-1104
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Awesome zoo to visit!

I've visited Asahiyama Zoo on 29 Dec 2016, which was the last day it was in operation for the year of 2016. The zoo was indeed a sight to behold as it was covered in snow (it was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
JungChao
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited Asahiyama Zoo on 29 Dec 2016, which was the last day it was in operation for the year of 2016. The zoo was indeed a sight to behold as it was covered in snow (it was snowing the whole time we were there). Coming from a tropical country, it was a special experience to view animals that weren't... More 

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Thank JungChao
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came in the winter and is super cold and since it is mostly outdoor, make sure to keep yourself and the children warm. We travel by car so is not an issue as is easy to get it from gps. The reason why we visit here is because of close range viewing of penguin parade. First time in my... More 

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Thank williamchooi
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience by exploring zoo in winter and completely covered by snow. Restaurant is small so it always full. Fantastic penguin parade, make sure the time of show before arriving at the zoo.

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Thank Budi K
Chicago
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Check the time for the penguin walk where you line up and the penguins are taken on a long stroll. They are within 3 feet of you and make you smile all day. Even better if you have small kids. We were there on a cold day so bundle up. We breezed through in just under 2 hours (including the... More 

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1 Thank chitravelers11
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy the penguin parade very much. We stayed from 10.30 to 3.30pm and catch the last bus back to asahikawa station. You can take the bus from Jr station to the zoo. It cost 440yen and take about 40 mins. Give me a vote if you think this is helpful. 😆

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4 Thank Snowball294265
Sydney, Australia
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo features in the Japanese film "Penguins in the Sky", so I've wanted to visit ever after watching it. Unfortunately none of the penguins were swimming/flying in the tunnel area when we visited, but they were very cute nevertheless. You can get quite up close and personal to the animals at this zoo. The sight of a giraffe licking... More 

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1 Thank flapflap
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small zoo worth a trip. The penguin parade is adorable and enjoyable even for adults, with their wobbling steps. Other animals, like raccoons or snow foxes, will make you go a"Aww...." It is a small place, though. 3 or 4 hours will be enough to explore the zoo.

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1 Thank Megan C
Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited the zoo during winter and it was -10dc. Didn't expect the temp dropped below zero and it was freezing cold due to strong wind. I paid JPY800 for the entrance fee and worth for value spent. As I arrived pretty late, like noon time. I only managed to see a few animals (trying to target the animals that I... More 

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1 Thank IreneShan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The penguin walk was definitely the highlight of the zoo, although other attractions were interesting too. However, I was a bit surprised at the level of upkeep of the zoo. For an attraction that generated so many visitors per year, some of the signboards were made of cheap paper and torn, thus looking rundown. More English can be used as... More 

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1 Thank kinzan
Singapore
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The awesome landscaping was more like a walk in the park than a zoo per se. But the wide array of animals range from fox to raccoon, crane, mouse deer to pack of wolves... The animals had ample space in their habitat to roam and even out-of-cage experience for the red raccoon.. they could run on tree branches that connected... More 

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