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There are many unique interactive animal viewing facilities here at Japan's northernmost zoo.
Our exhibition policy:
To provide an environment where each species can use their abilities and a space where each animal can relax.
Here is an introduction of some exhibits made based on this policy.

A spotted seal is an animal that swims to the surface in a vertical direction.

There is a vertical water tank so that it can make use of that characteristic.

They have interest in the audience and pass the tunnel from themselfs.

Like this, they can come and go freely from the tunnel to the large pool during the water.

The tunnel is connected with the large pool in top and bottom.

A penguin swims as if flying in the water.

There is a tunnel in the water to show that way of flying.

Do you know the way that a polar bear swims?

There is a big water tank to see how they swim.

A polar bear attacks the seal which comes out from under the drift ice.

There is a capsule to experience a seal's viewpoint.

A Borneo orangutan is an animal that lives in trees.

There is a rope at a height of 17m so that that ability can be shown.

The cat species has a habit of sleeping in trees.

We thought of how to make the animals sleep pleasantly.

Zoo Adress:
The Asahiyama Zoo
Higashi Asahikawacho Kuranuma, Asahikawa, Hokkaido 078-8205, Japan.

How to access:

From Asahikawa Airport.

1. B@Bus:
It takes about 35 minutes, leaves every hour, \500.
Take Asahikawa Denki Kido No.78 Bus for Asahiyama Zoo

2.By Taxi:
It takes about 30 minutes and costs about \3,500.

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(only Japanese)
From JR Asahikawa Station.
1. B@Bus:
It takes about 40 minutes, leaves every hour, \400.
Take Asahikawa Denki Kido Bus for Asahiyama Zoo at Bus Stop No.5 in front of Asahikawa Denki Kido &

2. By Taxi:
It takes about 25minutes and costs about \3,000.

Zoo Hours:

The Asahiyama Zoo is open every day until October 17.
(It is close from Aplir 8 until April 28 and from October 18 until November 2 for preparation.)

summer season 2010 April 29-October 17 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m(Ticket sales until 4:15p.m.)
winter season 2010 November 3- 2011 April 7 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.(Ticket sales until 3:00p.m.)

Closed on the end of the year and New Year's Day(from December 30 to January 1),
from November 3 2010 until April 7 2011

Zoo Charge:

@ All season
Passport POOOyen
One Person WOOyen

The passport is the ticket which you can use to enter as many times as you want until March 31, 2010.

Telephone and Fax:

81-166- 36-1104 - Telephone
81-166- 36-1406 - Fax

Zoo Pamphlet:

There is a pamphlet in English, Chinese and Korean as follows.
P make contact if you want the pamphlet by FAX or mail.

These pamphlets are available at each gate of the zoo as well.


Asahiyama Radio Guide:

Listen to interesting information about the animals in Asahiyama Zoo through the radio broadcasts.
You need to rent an FM radio receiver in order to listen to the broadcast.The FM broadcast can only be heard inside the enclosure buildings.
FMradios can be rented free of charge. However,an insurance deposit (1000 yen) is required for each radio.
The insurance deposit is refunded when the FM radio is returned.
The insurance deposit cannot be refunded if the radio is lost or damaged.
For details, see the flyer.

yajirusi2English (PDF:641K),yajirusi3Chinese/Cantonese (PDF:936K), yajirusi4Korean (PDF:673K),


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