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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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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