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Asahiyama Zoo

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“polar bear”(74 reviews)
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Higashi Asahikawacho Kuranuma, Asahikawa 078-8205, Hokkaido
+81 166-36-1104
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today is the last day of winter season for visit penguins show I’m so blessed . Weather was so good and snowing here. Especially polar bears also

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 787weip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited in Dec’18 during winter. Everyone’s here for the penguin walk which is the main attraction and it’s definitely worth it! The brown one apparently is the baby penguin. Whole zoo can be completed in a few hours.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mingee L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought that we were going along to some small zoo in a small town in Hokkaido. Turned out to have many exhibits with most animals seemingly enjoying themselves despite there being snow on the ground - even the African ones. Usually one expects animals...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank carlbrown1
Reviewed March 9, 2019

Seeing the animals in the snow made this a very different experience. The penguin parade was well organised and fun to watch. The animals seemed well cared for, with enrichment provided - for example the polar bear had tubes and bouys which it spent a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 4tourist
Reviewed March 4, 2019

It was the first time I saw a zoo completely covered in snow. The zoo has very nice views. They do a penguin walk several times a day where you can see the penguins walking very close to you. It was also amazing watching the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Toni G
Reviewed March 3, 2019

The zoo sits on the side of a mountain and provides many beautiful views. As others have mentioned, the penguin walk is the main attraction and allows you to see them up close. But watch your step when it's icy out on the slopes!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank meowmixcat7
Reviewed March 2, 2019

What’s cuter than penguins enjoying an afternoon waddle? Their webbed feet were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do. It’s great to see them outside their habitat and see them walking right beside me. I’ve never been this close to one of these...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pauljer
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

Normally the zoo opens til 3:30pm during the winter. We were fortunate to visit during the winter festival week where the hours were extended til late evening and glass lanterns lit with candles lined the walking paths. It was a beautiful sight with the generous...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

I think I have to start this review with the penguins but i will save this for the last. First, the zoo was amazingly beautiful. I am not so sure how they built it but it was a long downhill and the view was just...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EbiGohan
Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

The zoo is famous for penguins walk freely. In winter there are two walks a day . The whole walk is long so everyone can watch close and clear. There is also seals feeding here, polar bears are huge. Some Hokkaido animals are lovely ....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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December 28, 2018|
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Response from Wong A | Reviewed this property |
Don't know, sorry.
September 11, 2018|
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Response from tingirl | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, although based on it being open during Golden Week last year when I was there, I suspect it will be open in April this year.