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Maruyama Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Good old fashion zoo with easy access

It was a good visit. My 11 year old truly enjoyed her day. Many different selection of animals to... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
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Nice Zoo, Good Exercise

I went to the Maruyamo Zoo after visiting the Hokkaido Jingu Shrine a few days ago, and getting to... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
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An amusement park and penguin pool make this zoo a popular spot for children.
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Miyagaoka 3 Banchi 1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0959, Hokkaido
+81 11-621-1426
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the Zoo during winter after spending the morning wandering around the Hokkaido Shrine at Maruyama Park. It's very easy to get to, you can walk the scenic wood path through the forest though in winter make sure you're rugged up. Once you reach the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hana-in-bloom
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Easy access just by taking the green line. Suggest you allot at least 2-3 hours to fully enjoy the zoo. Has polar bears and penguins and tropical animals too. Entrance is only 700 yen. From the zoo, there is also the Hokkaido Shrine and Maruyama...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

It was a good visit. My 11 year old truly enjoyed her day. Many different selection of animals to see. Even free wifi for tourist. Easy to get to by train. From the zoo we took the same train to the end of the line...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maxychong
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

Went on a weekday, not crowded at all. Entrance fees 600yen for adults and children under 12 is free on charge. It was a snowing day and the zoo provide umbrella to all visitors. 15mins walk from the station. There r so much to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Junteng63
Reviewed 19 December 2018

Less crowded and you can spend time as much time you like with your fav animal. Not like Asashiyama Zoo that you need to fight for a sport to take pic with some animal. I went in winter and African animal are locked in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Emily Y
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Zoo of a different kind. Looks like some cages are empty but actually due to the cold weather, the animals could be outdoor or indoor. Loved watching the red panda walked around the tracks at ceiling level. We bumped into a playful seal whom my...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank nurdiana3
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Unless u have a car, this zoo is about 1km from the nearest subway station. Some of the exhibits did not have any animals in them..and those which did only had 1 animal in the compound. Nevertheless, it's good for the kids..make sure you bring...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JulianF584
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I have never been to a zoo in Japan before, despite visiting three times, so we decided to visit Maruyama Zoo, which is a few subway stops outside of central Sapporo. Like much of Japan, it is a mix of ancient and modern. They've obvious...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 12 August 2018

So the positives are that this is cheap, it's moderately sized, and you can get a pretty close view of some pretty cool animals. The negatives... Some of the enclosures feel like they're straight out of the 1980's. The monkeys especially looked kind of sickly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Hokkaido_Rider
Reviewed 26 July 2018

I went to the Maruyamo Zoo after visiting the Hokkaido Jingu Shrine a few days ago, and getting to the zoo was quite a hike from the shrine. The path starts out flat, but then you have to walk up quite a steep slope to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Cavalierjim
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28 May 2018|
Response from WarwickLass | Reviewed this property |
Both zoos have a variety of animals, polar bears being the main attraction at Sapporo Zoo with a glass tunnel which visitors walk through and the bears, plus seals (not in the same tank) swim overhead. in Asahiyama Zoo the... More
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17 January 2018|
Response from tamakici | Reviewed this property |
Asahikawa Zoo is small but it is famous for action exhibition. Maruyama zoo is much larger. There are many kinds of animals and many events are held. It is also nice to go by subway from the center of Sapporo.
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5 December 2017|
Response from bird415 | Reviewed this property |
yes, they have.