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Asahiyama Zoo

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Higashi Asahikawacho Kuranuma, Asahikawa 078-8205, Hokkaido
+81 166-36-1104
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Thank Grantyyy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing zoo that was easy to get around and great value. Wasn't big but was well designed for visitors. Highlights were the king penguins, polar bears, giraffe, wolves, snow monkeys, leopards and tiger. Penguin walk was amazing (twice a day) but be prepared for crowds...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dingo888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a cold, snowy day. It was interesting to see animals from colder climates and lovely to see Polar Bears in their natural environment (actual ice in their swimming area). For anyone coming from a warmer climate, it is a rare opportunity to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mel13H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a really fun visit. I think in winter seeing the penguin walk is kind of a must, although it does get a little bit crowded and gets difficult to see. Aside from that, I think the zoo has very interesting animal exhibits that's...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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29 December 2018|
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Response from Wong A | Reviewed this property |
Don't know, sorry.
11 September 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.