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Asahiyama Zoo Tours and Activities

Asahiyama Zoo
Located on the island of Hokkaido, Asahiyama Zoo is the northernmost zoo in Japan. Known for its innovative enclosures, which are designed to resemble natural habitats and to showcase natural animal behavior, Asahiyama Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the Asahikawa region and draws millions of visitors a year.
 
The Basics
Asahiyama Zoo houses more than 800 animals representing around 150 species. There are more than 25 exhibits, and a number of them give you a special view of the animals. Don’t miss penguins swimming overhead as you walk through the underwater glass tunnel in the penguin enclosure. A vertical underwater tank allows you to see spotted seals diving. And you can view polar bears or wolves up close in enclosures through pop-up plexiglass domes.
 
Visit Asahiyama Zoo independently, or as part of a sightseeing tour from Sapporo. Tours often visit other area highlights, such as Snow Crystal Museum, Biei Blue Pond, or Shirahige waterfall.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is a free internal shuttle bus.
  • The ground can be slippery in the winter.
  • On-site facilities include restrooms, nursing rooms, lockers, cafés, restaurants, and gift shops.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in designated areas of the zoo.
  • The zoo is largely wheelchair and stroller accessible; both can be borrowed for free.
  • Day tours from Sapporo can last upward of 11 hours.
 
How to Get There
The zoo is located east of Asahikawa in central Hokkaido. From Asahikawa Station, take bus No. 41, 42, or 47. Buses run twice an hour and take about 40 minutes to arrive at the zoo. The closest train station is Kita-Hinode Station, about a 40-minute walk. The zoo is a 30-minute drive from central Asahikawa.
 
When to Get There
The zoo is open year-round, except Dec. 30 through Jan. 1 and a few days in April and November. The zoo is popular on weekends and public holidays. During the winter, the popular Penguin Walk takes place once or twice each day. For a few days in August, the zoo is open late, until 8:30pm.
 
Mogu Mogu (Feeding) Time

Every morning, the zoo puts out the animals’ mogu mogu (feeding) schedule, which can be found at the zoo itself and on their website. Be sure to check the schedule and plan your visit accordingly. The meal times are often staggered, so you can watch several feedings during your visit.
Address: Kuranuma Higashi Asahikawacho, Asahikawa, Hokkaido 0788205, Japan
Admission: Varies
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6 Tours and Activities to Experience Asahiyama Zoo

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Asahiyama Zoo and Snow Crystal Museum Taxi Day Tour

Asahiyama Zoo and Snow Crystal Museum Taxi Day Tour

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Enjoy a family-friendly full day out at Asahiyama Zoo and Snow Crystal Museum. Begin with pickup from your hotel in Sapporo. Your licensed guide shares the local secrets of these 2 attractions, as you visit penguins, arctic foxes, wolves and more at the Zoo, and experience the interactive exhibits on snowflakes at the museum. End your tour with dinner at a restaurant recommended by your guide before transfer back to your hotel.
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  • 10 hours
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$100.93
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$100.93
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Asahiyama Zoo and Snow Crystal Museum Day Tour

Asahiyama Zoo and Snow Crystal Museum Day Tour

Private 10-hour tour conducted by professional local tour guide to Asahiyama Zoo and Snow Crystal Museum:   • Local English-speaking tour guide • Accommodates up to 6 persons • Travel around on Hokkaido's world-class public transport system (private transport available on request at additional cost of 43,000 JPY) As this is a private tour, we can customise the itinerary according to your needs and preferences. The tour is suitable for children, elderly and the handicapped as well.
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  • 11 hours
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$480.04
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$480.04
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Asahiyama Zoo, Fascinating Aoi-Ike Light Up and Shirohige Falls in Winter!

Asahiyama Zoo, Fascinating Aoi-Ike Light Up and Shirohige Falls in Winter!

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・Explore Hokkaido’s signature spots in winter and spend a cheerful day with different activities. Considerately late departure and less morning rush to start a laid-back day trip. ・Go for Japan's one of most popular zoos Asahiyama Zoo, home to various animals! "Penguin's Parade" is the symbolic gesture in winter. It has drawn many visitors for the admirable scene of strolling penguins! ・The can't-miss alluring Blue Pond (Aoi Ike) in Biei of Hokkaido! The pond light up only in winter just creates a dreamlike mysterious wonderland! ・Another illumination sightseeing spot will be Shirohige Falls. There will be time for stop-by and taking photos. ・During February and March, visit to local dessert souvenir shop and Japanese sake museum will be included. ・Hotel pick-up from three locations are available, and drop-off locations are also selectable. English speaking tour guide will accompany this tour.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.21
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$79.21
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Hokkaido Highlights of Flower Blossom, Asahiyama Zoo& Ninguru Terrace

Hokkaido Highlights of Flower Blossom, Asahiyama Zoo& Ninguru Terrace

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・2.5 hours' direct and hassle-free transportation to Asahiyama Zoo, Biei and Furano area en route back to Sapporo. ・Sufficient time to visit one of Japan's most popular zoo, and encounter with the lovely animal buddies! ・Grasp Hokkaido's seasonal beauty on the undulating flowery slope and feel jovial breathing the fresh air on this vast land. ・View the signature trees “Ken&Mary”, "Seven Star" that used to be filmed in TV commercial hits! ・A closer look at the sublime Blue Pond (Aoi-Ike) which shows an appearance different from cold times. ・Also drop by the fairy tale like cottages in tranquil forests and have an opportunity to see craft-man work or buy your souvenirs.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.32
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Asahiyama Zoo, Blue Pond, Shirahige Falls, Ningle Terrace (from Sapporo)

Asahiyama Zoo, Blue Pond, Shirahige Falls, Ningle Terrace (from Sapporo)

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Enjoy Hokkaido's top sightseeing Asahiyama Zoo, Biei's Blue Pond, Shirahige Falls, and Furano's Ningle Terrace in one day. Of course, please feel free to contact us for arrangements and travel within Hokkaido. Impress your travel with "safety, security and comfort".
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$529.70
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Asahiyama Zoo, Aoiike, Farm Tomita, Ningle Terrace (from Sapporo)

Asahiyama Zoo, Aoiike, Farm Tomita, Ningle Terrace (from Sapporo)

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Enjoy Asahiyama Zoo, the top sightseeing in Hokkaido, the blue pond in Biei, the farm Tomita in Furano and the Ningle Terrace in one day. Of course, please feel free to contact us for arrangements and travel within Hokkaido. Impress your travel with "safety, security and comfort".
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$535.59
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$535.59
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Asahikawa Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Asahikawa Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Asahikawa! Asahikawa is a large city in Hokkaido and great for travel. Surrounded the Taisetsuzan mountains, the area is blessed with powder snow in the winter and stunning scenery year-round, making it an ideal spot to visit. This is a great place in Japan to get out of doors and explore the city on foot, and if you are in town in the summer months then you can expect warmer temperatures and a riot of color when the cherry blossom blooms in the spring. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.55
Price varies by group size
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$119.55
Price varies by group size
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Asahikawa Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Asahikawa Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Asahikawa! Asahikawa is a large city in Hokkaido and great for travel. Surrounded the Taisetsuzan mountains, the area is blessed with powder snow in the winter and stunning scenery year-round, making it an ideal spot to visit. This is a great place in Japan to get out of doors and explore the city on foot, and if you are in town in the summer months then you can expect warmer temperatures and a riot of color when the cherry blossom blooms in the spring. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.55
Price varies by group size
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$100.55
Price varies by group size
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Asahiyama Zoo tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Asahiyama Zoo can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 6 Asahiyama Zoo tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Asahiyama Zoo 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Asahiyama Zoo costs USD 100.93. Guided Asahiyama Zoo tours start around USD 100.93 per person. See all 6 Asahiyama Zoo tickets and tours on Viator.
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