Asahiyama Zoo
Asahiyama Zoo
4.5
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Duration: 1-2 hours
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Stevenchewteongpeng
George Town, Malaysia24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Amazing zoo with lively animals in every enclosure. The penguin walk is obviously the star attraction. There are many viewing areas to watch each enclosure, so you have a good chance of a great view despite the crowd.
Written 26 February 2024
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Rheinhard TOBING
Jakarta, Indonesia925 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Although they have other animals but what interesting is to watch ‘penguin walk’ in which a group of penguins walk or parade around for twice a day and gives visitors a chance at a close look of them.
Written 5 February 2024
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Juliet D
Philippines41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Booked a klook tour. Comes with transport arrangements. Only snag was heavy rainfall which meant expressway was closed. We arrived with barely an hour left to closing time. No lunch yet, had to content ourselves with cookies from the shop. But nice to see penguins and polar bears. Tour was not maximized though we understand that the weather was not something that can be controlled.
Written 1 January 2024
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zirconium11
Singapore, Singapore343 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A small zoo that charges 1000 yen per adult ticket. Came in a Klook group day tour, and we are disappointed about the scale of the zoo.

We have seen better zoos elsewhere, such as Singapore’s Mandai Zoological Gardens, and this zoo pales in comparison in terms of the number of animals on display, and the animals appear to have limited enclosure to roam. All land animals have fenced around the enclosure and this make them appear more like “prisoners” than they already are. The famed penguins in the zoo are found in a rather small enclosure, and cannot accommodate many visitors to view them all at once.

The toilets in the zoo stink, and are amongst the dirtiest toilets in our 14-day trip in Hokkaido. Very limited number of cubicles in each toilet. Not good for large group tours.

We entered from the East Gate and walked one round and returned back to the East Gate. If your legs do not have the stamina, you may find it hard to walk up the stairs or climb the slope back to where you entered from.

The restaurant at the East Gate is average and can try the curry and rice, with Sapporo beer of course!
Written 9 December 2023
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oribie
Cambridge, UK711 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The zoo is located about 40 mins from Asahikawa station by bus. It is rather large and has many animals from Lion to polar bears. Entrance is cheap, and the place is popular with kids. It was impressive at first but then I noticed that the place was looking rather old and tired. The polar bears and chimpanzee looked really sad and not in a great condition. I wished they increased the ticket price and make some improvement to the place.
Written 11 October 2023
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De B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Good experience to me. . Wonderful zoo i hv been. . alot animal to see. . its good to family to. . all animal closed to see . . i love this environment. . have penguin walk in morning. . its cute
Written 9 September 2023
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meche0009
London, UK94 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We'd had a morning chilling in the hotel, as the weather was really wet (again), but as it cleared up we decided we wanted to get outside and do something fairly close by. The zoo seemed a good idea, although I had noted the mixed reviews on TripAdvisor.
We caught a bus from the central station which takes about 45 minutes and cost 500 Yen. Entry for an adult was 1000 Yen, and to my surpise my teenage daughter was actually free; not many places that happens these days.
The place overall is not so big but has a reasonable array of animals and birds, including some local to the area and ones that are not so common in some western zoos. I am no expert in this area, but to me it did seem that many of the animals were kept in pretty small enclosures, and with all of the recent rain, many were partially flooded and extremely muddy (I know this isn't the zoo's fault), which kind of added to the slightly depressed air of the place for me. Don't get me wrong I liked to see some of the animals close up, as many are majestic and beaufiful, but it did feel like some western zoos did maybe 30 - 40 years ago. I'm not saying all western zoos are now fantastic and I'm also not saying that this one was awful, I'm just trying to convey my feelings from my visit. I found it particularly difficult to see some of the larger big cats just pacing around their cages, looking to me (again no expert) stressed and there was a young bear that had been separated from its mother (I am not sure why) in different parts of the enclosure, and they were both calling out to each other and trying to get back together, to me this was a bit upsetting.
As with all places were animals are kept from human 'entertainment' of one form or another, I guess there is some level of exploitation and I know there is also a great deal of conservation work done at places like this as well. Guess I'm trying to say, go if you want, just be aware of what you're going to see.
Overall mixed feeling about this place.
Written 6 August 2023
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omega123
Singapore, Singapore7,427 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
A good place to kill time if you have. It is definitely not the place of not visiting will die. However, good to see some of the animals which is natively of Hokkaido

It is reachable by bus from the Asahikawa JR station bus terminal.

Written 14 June 2023
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Bob L
Bangkok, Thailand138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Love the close encounters with the animals. It is not a big place but it does have some interesting displays and also good place to rest and eat. The curry rice there is good and milk ice cream is highly recommended. Nice to know that children 15 and under gets free entry and we particularly loved the close encounters with the polar bears and wolves. After that, go to the Ramen village or lots of nice neighbourhood restaurants close by.
If you are not in a hurry, there are nice places around the zoo for some photo sessions.
We stayed in the heart of town (Heiwa Street) and the zoo is just a short drive away.
Written 17 April 2023
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Chek Chuin S
Singapore, Singapore89 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We went solely for the penguin parade. It was the highlight of this little zoo. However, everything else was downhill from there.

Big animals in small enclosures. Deers next to wolves. Rabbits in direct line of sight from the eagle. Facilities dated and in need of maintenance. Met some rude locals, I guess there will be some in any country.

If you are not into penguins don’t bother visiting.
Written 4 March 2023
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