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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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Can't miss the penguin march!

A very small zoo with not many animals or things to see. Our only purpose going there was to see the penguin march during winter. They waddle down a designated path right in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Edith C
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Markham, Canada
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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are staying in a hotel near that area then no harm to pay a visit as their admission fee is less than Yen1000 per adult. Otherwise it may not be worthwhile to travel all the way from Sapporo or Otaru as it will take 2 hrs+ to go there. The zoo in winter is a bit desolated &... More 

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Markham, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very small zoo with not many animals or things to see. Our only purpose going there was to see the penguin march during winter. They waddle down a designated path right in front of you with no barriers. This cannot be missed!

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Singapore, Singapore
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking around a zoo while it's snowing heavily is truly an unforgettable experience. Everything seems more beautiful but it gets very slippery. The main attention was obviously the penguin walk. We arrived early but decided not to rush for the morning show. We went to the snow play area opppsite the zoo (by the carpark area) for some fun first.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The main purpose to travel to Asahikawa is to visit the Asahiyama zoo in winter. The main attraction point is the penguin marching once or twice in a day based on season. Personally, I think the zoo is well mantained and there a lot of staffs around to guide or ensure the visitors behave. However, if you expect to a... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very interesting to come here and see animals such as leopards, hippos and giraffes in the snow. For many animals, they place the food right by the barriers to the enclosure so you can see them up close as they come to feed. The section showcasing Hokkaido animals was lovely and very interesting. The penguin walk was the... More 

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Thank Jade T
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

look, the penguin walk is pretty spectacular if you are there in winter. its almost worth it just for that. however every animal enclosure is very very small and the animals are either trying to sleep or pacing around anxiously as there is such little space. can be quite disheartening to see tigers and polar bears in spaces smaller than... More 

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penang
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit was very specific.. to see the penguins! And we were not disappointed..! It is worth mentioning that there are 2 shows available daily @ 11:30am & 2:30pm so everybody there for the penguins will not be disappointed. We also enjoyed the seals.. other than that may be being in winter the other animals are in hibernating mood because... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The animal exhibits were designed such that one can see the animals really up close. Many local animals but were surprised to see hippos and giraffes in the snow! The penguins were the big highlight. However, don't join the crowd where the penguins start their walk. They will make a loop back and there are less people by then.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo is probably the best zoo to visit during winter time. The famous penguin walk will never let you down as I really love them. The animals in the zoo are adorable.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this zoo during the winter period and the view was amazing. There were sufficient exhibits to see although about 50% of them were "closed" (animals did not come out) due to the winter period. The penguin walk was cute, but the zoo staff could have better handled the way the visitors were queueing up for the show! In... More 

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