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Asahiyama Zoo

Travel Guide - Asahiyama Zoo


Asahiyama Zoo is famous for its unique way of animal exhibition. You can see the penguins swimming in the tunnel-shaped underwater walkway at Penguin House, the 300 kilograms of big white bears diving and swimming at White Bear House, the seals swimming up and down in the cylinder-shaped tank at Seal House, the orangutans walking at 16 meters above at Orangutan House, the Yezo Shika deer jumping over your head at Yezo Shika deer's Forest, and so on.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:30 - 17:15 (late-April - mid-October) *admission until 16:00
  • 9:30 - 16:30 (mid-October - early-November) *admission until 16:00
  • 10:30 - 15:30 (mid-November - mid-April) *admission until 15:00


  • December 30 - January 1
  • early-April - late-April *varies every year
  • early-November - mid-November *varies every year

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 820 yen (General, Adult)
  • Admission Free (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 40 minutes from JR Asahikawa Station by the bus bound for Arashiyama-dobutsuen. Get off at the last stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Higashiasahikawacho Kuranuma, Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido, 078-8205


Ahmad. W @ahmadaw95 - 2020-09-27
Princess Yuri, a snow leopard at the Asahiyama Zoo. https://t.co/j1VHEYkRsw
Travels & Nature 🌴 @TRAVELxNATURE - 2020-09-05
Zima parent and child of Yuki Leopard at asahiyama zoo. Zima mom running away from the tail hunter yuri-chan. https://t.co/KuLqPEkKKG
🌷 @clingyyejin - 2020-09-04
@binxjin i’ll have to go thru so many pics on my computer to find it but this iconic event in history for me happened in asahiyama zoo😹
RaiyaUntamed @RaiyaUntamed - 2020-08-24
@suzuask Don’t worry 🥰 I hope you’re feeling better ❤️
I really liked Hokkaido I want to go back. I like… https://t.co/qwzBomf27K
JOI Japonin @Japonin - 2020-08-22
Itaya sensei introduces one of the most visited sightseeing spots in her hometown Hokkaido #AsahiyamaZoo

jeam 🔕 @jkssjgd - 2020-08-05
@I_EmmaGhost A white polar bear in Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido when I visited summer 2018. Hope this helps and pray f… https://t.co/fDuI9m5H71
yoko @lakrits15 - 2020-08-03
Visited 'Asahiyama zoo' in Asahikawa-city, Hokkaido, Japan. Due to current situation, not so crowded. Enjoyed watching penguin, seals a lot!
Alamy News @AlamyNews - 2020-08-01
A polar bear plays with an ice block at Asahiyama Zoo in the Hokkaido city of Asahikawa, northern Japan. Kyodo Phot… https://t.co/kh4z3Hx052
看護師タレントユウジ @nursetalentyuji - 2020-08-01
*writing a blog→○
*reading books→✕
*Asahiyama zoo→○
*Fukagawa rice→○

I was so happy today… https://t.co/fVMnYCE7x1
ai @ai62750987 - 2020-07-31
”The Asahiyama Zoo”
It's a very popular zoological garden and located on the outskirts of Asahikawa.
#AsahiyamaZoo… https://t.co/lB3CWiFv2v
看護師タレントユウジ @nursetalentyuji - 2020-07-31
*writing a blog
*reading books
*Asahiyama zoo
*Fukagawa rice

Good morning!
I couldn't result twe… https://t.co/6MHlgJNrwC
なささん @nanasanathaila - 2020-07-28
Happy Birthday P'Singto💗
I love you now and forever!!

Please come to Japan again somday!
In Hokkaido,Japan,You can… https://t.co/DJLVquM4Ry
GoZity App @GoZityApp - 2020-07-23
Asahiyama Zoo, Hokkaido, Japan

Discover more interesting events in GoZity app:

#GoZity… https://t.co/oJ9s3myxNH
Patricia @Patrici59728589 - 2020-07-23

#Japan… https://t.co/8RsYH2GKYh
Uriri【非公式 informal】 @urchan_eng - 2020-07-22
I got gelato pique room wear from kimi-chan🎁💝
Like a T-shirt collaborating with Asahiyama Zoo 🐻🐻🐻
It's cute and n… https://t.co/IDyR7vmsbt
Just Ellen, I Guess 😷 @JustEllenIGuess - 2020-07-19
@tdrexplorer First random thing that comes to mind this very hot morning: Watching the penguin parade at the Asahiy… https://t.co/JHnAfqqJRU
🅰rnaud Meuret 🤎 @ameuret - 2020-07-16
Today was in Asahiyama Zoo https://t.co/46IMmqi2JT https://t.co/4WYifBGMyI
osmjp_hokkaido @osmjp_hokkaido - 2020-07-10
Asahiyama Zoo: Named buildings. by Daiji Maps https://t.co/EuToct8GMl
Tokyo Kiwi @ ::1 ✨ 🇳🇿🇯🇵 @philliphardynz - 2020-06-14
Love watching the Asahiyama Zoo live online show in Hokkaido Japan.

Today the Hippo was so cute....

#zoo #hokkaido #asahiyamazoo
Tokyo Kiwi @ ::1 ✨ 🇳🇿🇯🇵 @philliphardynz - 2020-06-14
Love watching the Asahiyama Zoo live online show in Hokkaido Japan.

Today the Hippo was so cute....

#zoo #hokkaido #asahiyamazoo
Tomoko Fukuhara @samson_the_hair - 2020-06-05
Finally, the polar bear, Hokuto, came from the Himeji Zoo to the Asahiyama Zoo. He is checking out the feel of the… https://t.co/gauWInSgjM
GoZity App @GoZityApp - 2020-06-01
Asahiyama Zoo, Hokkaido, Japan

Discover more interesting events in GoZity app:

#GoZity… https://t.co/sS7214xVYp
Tomoko Fukuhara @samson_the_hair - 2020-06-01
Wow! The long awaited polar bear, Hokuto, came to Asahiyama Zoo. The breeding season seems to have missed its time.… https://t.co/CRnePok24o
Tomoko Fukuhara @samson_the_hair - 2020-05-30
The death of a raccoon at Asahiyama Zoo has made the news.
In my village, raccoons are exterminated as vermin. This… https://t.co/XsCh6xw9jB
meme 🐞 (◍•ᴗ•◍)♡ ✧* @memecchisu - 2020-05-30
[Asahiyama Zoo] my feet hurt and the zoo is on a hill so i wasnt able to go see everything. i missed out on capybar… https://t.co/qAuP6A3Uwh
JP🌸Sightseeing @bitcom_eng - 2020-05-29

We went to Asahikawa City’s Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido!
At Asahiyama Zoo, it is possible to… https://t.co/U8m4cel9Tf
Tomoko Fukuhara @samson_the_hair - 2020-05-26
Hokuto, a polar bear, leaves for the Asahiyama Zoo, his new home. https://t.co/NRMKIXGIlP
Tomoko Fukuhara @samson_the_hair - 2020-05-26
The 19-year-old male 'Hokuto,' a polar bear loved by the Himeji City Zoo in Hyogo Prefecture for many years, will m… https://t.co/lWUxQXA0RI
Tomoko Fukuhara @samson_the_hair - 2020-05-25
Asahiyama Zoo is located in the northern part of Japan. So it's very cold. The rhesus monkeys use electric heaters… https://t.co/eJQIM4Z4I6
allrite @allrite - 2020-05-25
Asahiyama Zoo at Arashiyama was the coldest place of our trip but worth it for all the Arctic animals (and penguins… https://t.co/uSn1NldPk6
Tomoko Fukuhara @samson_the_hair - 2020-05-21
Ivan the polar bear is a treasure of the Asahiyama Zoo. I hope Ivan remembers this and spends time at the Tokushima… https://t.co/53ARUCy1j5


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