Asahiyama Zoo: The Best Zoo in Japan

At Asahiyama Zoo, located in the suburbs of Asahikawa, Hokkaido, penguins swim overhead as if flying in the sky,


orangutans move around as if walking in the air,


and lesser pandas cross the suspension bridge...


The zoo attracts attention by introducing "the action display" that reproduced natural behavior and life of animals and it has been a sightseeing spot with a national high-profile and popularity now.

In 2013, "a giraffe building and a hippopotamus building" were newly completed.

At the giraffe building, you can watch closely giraffes from the unprecedented height of their eyes and feet.


On the other hand, a farm is built each indoors and outdoors in the hippopotamus building.  In the pool of the indoor farm, you can watch behavior in water that you haven’t got a chance to watch. You will smile to watch hippopotamuses walking along the bottom of the pool with a light step and sleeping comfortably with a winsome figure.

Attempts of Asahiyama Zoo always giving us new discoveries and fun of animals don't stay with only the action display.

In a "mixed display” where capybara and spider monkeys live under the same roof, an environment closer to the wild is reproduced by keeping different animals in the same place.

In addition, in the event called “mogumogu time”, you can get a close look at the animals feeding.

The place which is full of various ideas with wisdom and ingenuity and the palace where you want to visit many times - it is the Asahikawa Zoo.

The Asahiyama Zoo
Address: Higashi Asahikawacho Kuranuma, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
Tel: 0166-36-1104 Fax: 0166-36-1406
Business hours:
2014 Summer season
9:30–17:15 (April 26th to October 15th)
9:30–16:30 (October 16th to November 3rd)

Adults: 820 JPY
Children: 720 JPY

Asahiyama Zoo Website

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