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
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.|
The Asahiyama Zoo
Higashi Asahikawacho Kuranuma, Asahikawa, Hokkaido 078-8205, Japan.
How to access:
|From Asahikawa Airport.
It takes about 30 minutes and costs about \3,500.
¦Direct buses are not available from Asahikawa Airport to Asahiyama zoo.
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|From JR Asahikawa Station.|
It takes about 40 minutes, leaves every hour, \400.
Take Asahikawa Denki Kido Bus for Asahikawa Zoo at Bus Stop No.5 in front of Asahikawa Denki Kido &
Asaden Information Center on Midoribashi -dori across from JR Asahikawa Station.
2. By Taxi:
It takes about 25minutes and costs about \3,000.
The Asahiyama Zoo is open every day until October 22.
(It is close from October 23 until November 2 for preparation for winter.)
|summer season||April 29-October 22||9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m(Ticket sales until 4:15p.m.)|
|winter season||November 3-April 8||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
from November 3 2006 until April 8 2007
The passport is the ticket which you can use to enter as many times as
you want until March 31, 2007
81-166- 36-1104 - Telephone
81-166- 36-1406 - Fax
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.