Asahiyama zoo & Snow Crystal Museum

Tour Number

Activity Level

355365


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Japanese (fluent)

One day Asahikawa using public transportation


Asahiyama Zoo is a very popular zoological garden just outside of central Asahikawa City in the middle of Hokkaido. Its popularity lies in the enclosures which allow visitors to observe the animals from various angles, many of which are unique to Asahiyama Zoo.

Highlights include a glass tunnel through the penguin pool that allows visitors to observe the birds' underwater flights, and small glass domes in the middle of the polar bear and wolf enclosures that can get visitors right among the animals. The zoo was also one of the first to organize penguin walks in winter. Work on new enclosures and improvements to existing ones is constantly ongoing.

Animals on display include native wildlife from Hokkaido, including deer, eagles, cranes and (now extinct) wolves, as well as various animals from across the world, such as polar bears, apes, big cats and giraffes. If possible, try to visit the zoo outside of weekends and holidays to reduce the crowds.

Itinerary

8:30 Meet at your hotel lobby in Sapporo
9:00-10:25 Train from Sapporo to Asahikawa Ltd. Ep Kamui 7
10:40-11:22 Bus to Asahiyama zoo 820 JPY
13:30-14:14 Bus to Asahikawa Station
Take a taxi to Snow Crystal Museum (taxi fare is about 1200 JPY per car)
16:30-17:55 Train from Asahikawa to Sapporo Ltd. Exp Lilac 34
18:00 Arrive at your hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel lobby in Sapporo

End location: At your hotel lobby in Sapporo

Duration: 9 hours 30 min.

Transportation

A public transportation, JR train, bus and taxi.

What’s Included

My service as your private, professional licensed
tour guide and consultation fee.
And my transportation fee.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

8000 JPY - JR train is 6120 JPY per person. Bus and taxi should be about 1500 JPY per person. Admission for zoo is 820 JPY per person. Snow Crystal Museum is 700 JPY per person.

What’s Extra

JR train is 6120 JPY per person. Bus and taxi should be about 1500 JPY per person. Admission for zoo is 820 JPY per person. Snow Crystal Museum is 700 JPY per person. Lunch and other expenses.

Restrictions

no restrictions

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Message Miyuki I.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/asahiyamazoo

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