Asahiyama Zoo

Asahiyama Zoo is a zoo in Asahikawa City. The exhibits allow you to see the expressions of the animals close up and include the penguin enclosure where you can see the penguins swimming as if they are flying through the air from an underwater tunnel that gives a 360° view (at the Penguin Building), the polar bear enclosure where the 300kg giants swim around energetically (at the Polar Bear Building), the seal enclosure where you can watch the distinctive swimming of seals (at the Seal Building), and the beasts of prey enclosure where you can see tigers, lions, leopards and other from various angles (at the Beast Building). The penguin walk held outside in the snow season is also popular.

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Update date:2024.03.01

Hokkaido Asahikawashi Higashiasahikawachou Kuranuma map map Map
[During summerOpen]
[2023/4/29-2023/10/15]9:30-17:15(Last entry16:00)
[2023/10/16-2023/11/3]9:30-16 :30(Last entry16:00)

[Winter seasonOpen]
[2023/11/11-2024/4/7]10:30-15:30(Last entry15:00)

[Evenings Zoo]
[2023/8/10-2023/8/16]9:30-21:00(Last entry20:00)
2023/4/10-2023/4/28, 2023/11/4-2023/11/10, 2023/12/30-2024/1/1
[Admission fee]
[Adults(High School Students and above)]1,000yen
[Children(Junior High School Students and below)]Free
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Available(VISA, MasterCard, UnionPay)
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (Umbrellas available for loan only during the summer season, limited number, reservations not possible)
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
120 minutes or more
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Take your to see the north country animals
    3.0 Reviewed : 2023.06.14
    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 HokkaidoIt is reachable by bus from...
  • Up close and personal with the animals
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.18
    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...
  • Mixed feelings
    3.0 Reviewed : 2023.03.05
    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...

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