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Asahiyama Zoo

617 Reviews
Asahikawa Top 1 in Can't Miss Attractions
Liked by 17
April 28, 2018-October 15, 2018, 9:30-17:15(last admission time is 16:00); October 16-November 3, 9:30-16:30(last admission time is 16:00); November 11-April 7, 2010, 10:30-15:30(last admission time is 15:00), closed on November 4- November 10, December 30-January 1 ; April 27, 2019-October 15, 2019 9:30-17:15(last admission time is 16:00); October 16-November 3, 9:30-16:30(the last admission time is 16:00); November 11-april 7th 10:30-15:30(last admission time is 15:00); closed date: April 8, 2019 - November 10, 2019, December 30 - January 1, please refer to the official website for details.
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-4 hours
Address: Higashiasahikawacho Kuranuma, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
Phone: +81-166-361104

What people are saying:

Speaking of Japan's most famous zoo, people will naturally mention Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. Now, the most popular zoo is located in the suburbs of Asahikawa City, Hokkaido, Busan Zoo. The northernmost zoo in Japan has leapt to the most visited zoo in Japan. The secret of Busan's popularity is its unique concept of action and ecology. The so-called action display is to show visitors their health and vitality by setting up unique animal play-tools for animals to play freely. For example, the monkey house has many wooden poles cross vertically, and then on the rope and net, monkeys in the shuttle, agile, naughty posture let tourists clap their hands, sometimes and sometimes to be happy. The concept of ecological display is to create a unique living environment close to the wild, to show people the more comfortable and natural life of animals. For example, the 17-meter-high "air sports field" built in the ape house, which recreates the life of wild apes walking through the jungle. The eco-display also contains many unique ideas, one of which is the attempt to co-locate different species of animals. Seals and seagulls coexist in artificially designed small fishing ports, where you can enjoy the pictures of them enjoying the sun at leisure and the dynamic landscape of white cranes winging and fish flying at the shallow bottom. In the comprehensive animal house, you can enjoy the warm scenes of elephants and gannets living in harmony. Ecological displays make animals more comfortable, while visitors who appreciate the harmony of nature can also consciously cultivate a sense of conservation. The star of the Busan Zoo is the penguin walk. The walks are usually 11am and 2:30pm and the staff pulls up the safety line on either side of the penguin walk route to ensure that the penguin walks smoothly. Usually, about half an hour before the time for a walk, tourists flock to get the best terrain for photos. When the time comes, the gate opens and the penguins come out to have fun. This waving, short-belly white look is so cute.

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Located in Asahiyama, Asahiyama Zoo is a famous zoo in Japan and a top attraction for many families. The more famous exhibitions include several large Arctic creatures, while spotted seals can be seen at the Seal Pavilion swimming vertically in giant cylindrical tanks. At the Polar Bear Pavilion, polar bears can be seen both wandering the ground and swimming energetically in the water. In winter, visitors can glimpse the parade of penguins, which proves very popular among children.
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