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Asahiyama Zoo (旭川市旭山動物園)

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.


Hokkaido Asahikawashi Higashiasahikawachou Kuranuma (Asahikawa / SounkyoArea)

phone 0166361104

9:30-17:15 (Last entry 16:00)
Dinner's Zoo Early Aug.-Around Mid 9:30-21:00 (Last entry 20:00)
Depending on time, Hours may be shortened.

Review of Asahiyama Zoo

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Reviewed:2020/05/24 Fun concept, horrible conditions
A friend and I were drawn to this zoo in winter because of the diversity of animals, unique views and of course, the penguin parade. However what we found was that most of the animals had very little...
Reviewed:2020/03/01 Penguins are the star attraction
The zoo was easy to get to from asahikawa - only a 45 min journey on the public bus. Reached about 11am and 4 hours is just a right amount of time to explore the zoo at a comfortable pace. Animals...
Reviewed:2020/02/24 Visited the Zoo because of the king penguins
Went there to see the king penguins in real. That was nice to see, they can walk along under guidance and to see that we have been there.
The rest of the animals you see is interesting but I don’t...

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Hokkaido Asahikawashi Higashiasahikawachou Kuranuma [map]
Asahikawa / SounkyoArea
9:30-17:15 (Last entry 16:00)
Dinner's Zoo Early Aug.-Around Mid 9:30-21:00 (Last entry 20:00)
Depending on time, Hours may be shortened.
Apr. and Nov. have long-term closed for the day
New Year's Holiday (12/30-1/1)
[Admission fee]Adults (High School Students and above) 820yen, Children (Junior High School Students and below) Free
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
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
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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          Hokkaido Areas


          Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.