Enjoy an outing to Asahiyama Zoo, which makes up for its small size in the variety of animal species sheltered there. Wildlife includes penguins, seals, leopards, polar bears, wolves, and red pandas. You can also step into the role of the "prey" at a glass dome, which puts the observer at eye level with wolves and polar bears. For Asahiyama Zoo and beyond, use our Asahikawa day trip planning site to get the most from your Asahikawa vacation.
Tours to Asahiyama Zoo
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Asahiyama Zoo Reviews
噂どおり、動物の行動がわかる展示は予定調和がないワクワク感がたまらないです。ウィークデーデーで幼稚園の遠足らしきものがありましたが、見るのには困りませんでした。 more »As rumored, the exhibition that shows the behavior of animals is unbearable with out of excitement. There was something like a kindergarten excursion on a weekday, but i didn't have any trouble seeing it.
とにかく暑い。日陰は、展示室などだけしかなく、動物もバテています。やっぱり旭山動物園は冬がベストです。 more »Anyway, it is hot. There is only an exhibition room, and the animal is blot. After all, the best in winter at Asahiyama Zoo.
While the Penguin Walk is the biggest highlight of this zoo, there are also many other attractions here too. Highly recommend the snowy owls. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you would love them a lot. The time when I was there, they didn't really move much. One was camouflaged in the snow on the ground while the other was resting gracefully on a branch. It was such a peaceful scene and it was fun just to see them turning only their heads with their bodies stationary, scrutinizing the visitors around them.
Must go for the penguin walk. Queue up early for the 940am bus cus it's packed! Don't worry if u miss it though. The penguin walk starts at 11am but they take a good 40min to complete their walk so just be there by then. If u can't there's still the afternoon one, though not in late Feb to Mar. Have fun!
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