Asahiyama Zoo
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahiyama Zoo
Asahiyama Zoo
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Japan's northernmost zoo. Unlike most Japanese zoos which focus on ”form exhibition”, or showing the animals themselves, this zoo has become famous throughout the country by focusing on creating a comfortable space for the animals, exhibiting their inherent habits and behaviors, or ”behavioral exhibition”. There are lots of attractions such as an observation facility called ”Hokkyoku Guma Pavilion” (Polar Bear Pavilion) where you can watch polar bears dive.

  • Address

    Kuranuma, Higashi Asahikawa-cho, Asahikawa, Hokkaido

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  • Entry fee

    Adults (including high school students) 820

  • Opening Hours

    End of April - Early November: 9:30-16:30 (Last entry: 16:00)
    End of November - Early April: 10:30-15:30 (Last entry:15:00)

  • Closed

    Mid April, mid November, 30th December - 1st January

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  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    Winter season is less crowded than summer season and you can see penguins taking a walk in winter. A package deal sold by JR Hokkaido is available that includes the express train + bus or taxi + admission ticket.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    Take Asahikawa Denkikido Bus from JR "Asahikawa" station (Asahiyama Zoo Line: No. 41, 42, and 47) and get off at "Asahiyama Zoo" (approx. 40-minute bus ride).

    From Asahikawa Airport, take Asahikawa Denkikido Bus bound for Asahiyama Zoo (about 30 minutes)

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