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[Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa] Active Animals Can Be Enjoyed in Northernmost Zoo in Japan

Animal Houses in Asahiyama Zoo

Pheasant House

Indian Peacock (キジ舎) are bred at the Pheasant House. Originally, they inhabit the India. An individual seems to live for 20 years. A male is famous for beautiful decoration wings. The male that opens its wings is only courtship. It has most courtship from May to June.

Indian Peacocks
Asahiyama Zoo Pheasant House

Atmosphere of Pheasant House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Pheasant House

Forest of Chimpanzee and Chimpanzee House

13 chimpanzees are divided into 2 groups, and are bred at the Forest of Chimpanzee and Chimpanzee House. The chimpanzee is mammal that is the closest to humans. It is thought that people have common ancestors. Originally, they inhabit the forest region in the Central Part of the Africa, and are in danger of extinction, and do brachiation freely on a steel tower imitating the forest with 16 m in height. An individual seems to live for 57 years.

Appearance of Building
Asahiyama Zoo Forest of Chimpanzee and Chimpanzee House
Hanging
Asahiyama Zoo Forest of Chimpanzee and Chimpanzee House
We Looked at Each Other
Asahiyama Zoo Forest of Chimpanzee and Chimpanzee House
Appearance of Building
Asahiyama Zoo Forest of Chimpanzee and Chimpanzee House

Atmosphere of Forest of Chimpanzee and Chimpanzee House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Forest of Chimpanzee and Chimpanzee House

Orangutan House

3 Orangutans are bred at the Orangutan House. His name is Jack (ジャック), and her name is Lian (リアン), and child's name is Morito (モリト). Originally, they inhabit the Borneo Island and Sumatra in the East Asia. It is a characteristic that the length of hands is the twice their foots.

Appearance of Building
Asahiyama Zoo Orangutan House
Orangutans
Asahiyama Zoo Orangutan House

Atmosphere of Orangutan House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Orangutan House

Gibbon House

Gibbons and Reeves's Muntjac are bred at the Gibbon House. There are 3 gibbons. His name is Teruteru (テルテル), Her name is Monroe (モンロー), and another one is their child. They move freely while doing brachiation on a steel tower with 14 m in height. Originally, they inhabit around the Thai, and are in danger of extinction. The Reeves's Muntjac is a deer family, and the length is about 1 m. Originally, they inhabit the Southeastern Part of China.

Appearance of Building
Asahiyama Zoo Gibbon House
30 m in Height
Asahiyama Zoo Gibbon House
Sit Still
Asahiyama Zoo Gibbon House
Gibbons
Asahiyama Zoo Gibbon House

Atmosphere of Gibbon House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Gibbon House

Ape House

Ring-tailed Lemur and Abyssinia Colobus, De Brazza's Monkey are bred at the Ape House. Originally, the Ring-tailed Lemur inhabits the Southern Part of the Madagascar Island in the Eastern Part of the Africa, and is in danger of extinction. It is their characteristic that their bushy tails are longer than their heights. They fight completely between females. Originally, the Abyssinia Colobus inhabits the Central Africa, and is in danger of extinction. It is called Guereza, too. It is characteristic that their tails are longer than their heights. The De Brazza's Monkey inhabits the Central Africa. It features a white mustache.

Appearance of Building
Asahiyama Zoo Ape House

Atmosphere of Ape House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Ape House

Spider Monkey and Capybara House

Geoffroy's Spider Monkey and Capybara are bred at the Spider Monkey and Capybara House. Originally, Geoffroy's Spider Monkey inhabits the Latin America, and live in groups. An individual seems to live for 45 years. The Capybara is a rattus family, and is the largest rattus on the earth. Originally, they inhabit the South American damp area, and live in groups. This house reproduces a same life of the South America. But a geoffroy's spider monkey was killed by a capybara once. The geoffroy's spider monkey meddled in the capybara, and the capybara lost his head. They are so fierce unexpectedly.

Appearance of Building
Asahiyama Zoo Spider Monkey and Capybara House
Spider Monkey and Capybara
Asahiyama Zoo Spider Monkey and Capybara House
Spider Monkey
Asahiyama Zoo Spider Monkey and Capybara House
Laying Spider Monkey
Asahiyama Zoo Spider Monkey and Capybara House
Capybara Looks Comfortably
Asahiyama Zoo Spider Monkey and Capybara House

Atmosphere of Spider Monkey and Capybara House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

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Movie of Spider Monkey and Capybara House

Monkey Mountain

A little less than 30 Japanese monkeys are bred at the Monkey Mountain with 14 m in height. Visitors can observe the monkeys from the foot and the top of the Monkey Mountain. Originally, they inhabit the main islands of the Japan. They live in groups. As for wild Japanese Monkey, the wild Japanese Monkey spends most of their time in a day at searching for baits. It is devised to embody at the zoo.

Appearance of Building
Asahiyama Zoo Monkey Mountain
Search for Prey
Asahiyama Zoo Monkey Mountain

Atmosphere of Monkey Mountain Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Monkey Mountain

Giraffe House

1 Reticulatad Giraffe is bred at the Giraffe House, and is a male. His name is Genki (ゲンキ). Originally, they inhabit the African, and are the tallest animal on the land. Visitors can observe him from the foot of the Giraffe and the viewpoint of the giraffe. They used to be a peir of good partner at this time, but unfortunately, Marion has died.

Appearance of Building
Asahiyama Zoo Giraffe House
Good Partner. But...
Asahiyama Zoo Giraffe House
Face of Giraffe
Asahiyama Zoo Giraffe House

Atmosphere of Giraffe House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Giraffe House

Hippopotamus House

There are 1 male hippopotamus and 1 femal hippopotamus at the Hippopotamus House. His name is Momokichi (百吉), and her name is Asako (旭子). A water glass tank that visitors can observe them from top, bottom, right and left is famous. Originally, they inhabit the African damp area. In contrast to their appearance, they are so fierce. That is very unexpected. Speaking of unexpectedness, they seem to have a common ancestors with Whale. It is well-known for a big body, an individual seems to be weigh over 450 kg.

Appearance of Building
Asahiyama Zoo Hippopotamus House
Hippopotamus
Asahiyama Zoo Hippopotamus House
Momokichi is Napping Now
Asahiyama Zoo Hippopotamus House

In addition, 1 Ostrich and 3 Guinea Fowl are bred, too. The Ostrich is the tallest bird, and seems to be length over 2 m. An egg is the largest in the birds, too. An individual seems to live for 80 years. Originally, they inhabit the Central Africa. The Guinea Fowl is a pheasants family. Originally, they inhabit the Western Africa.

Ostrich
Asahiyama Zoo Hippopotamus House
Guinea Fowl
Asahiyama Zoo Hippopotamus House

Atmosphere of Hippopotamus House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Hippopotamus House

Eagle and Hawk House

Steller's Sea-eagle and Hawk Eagle are bred at the Eagle and Hawk House. Both are a hawk family. Originally, the Steller's Sea-eagles inhabit around the Kamchatka Peninsula and like salmons. They visit the Hokkaido with using drift ice. Wings of individual seems to be length over 3 m, and an individual seems to live for 50 years. Because they are at risk of extinction, they have been designated as a national monument. Originally the Hawk Eagle inhabit in the East Asia is in danger of extinction. An individual seems to live for 40 years. They reach 250 km at the time of the swoop. It is very fast!

Steller's sea-eagle
Asahiyama Zoo Eagle and Hawk House

Atmosphere of Eagle and Hawk House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Eagle and Hawk House

Children Pasture

Rabbit, Marmot, Sheep and Duck are bred at the Children Pasture. Children can touch animals directly by their hands. Although it is called the Children Pasture, adults can touch the animals by their hands, too. The adults return to their childhood, and should be able to enjoy warmth of the animals. Let's wash your hands after you touch the animals. It is infectious disease quality measures.

Appearance of Building
Asahiyama Zoo Child Farm
Goat
Asahiyama Zoo Child Farm

Atmosphere of Children Pasture Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Children Pasture

Admission fee Adult: JPY 820. Citizens of Asahikawa: JPY 590. Junior high student or younger: free of charge.
Parking lot Free of charge. In the case of no vacancies, there is a paid parking lot in the neighborhood.
Business hours Summer season 09:30-16:30
Winter season 10:30-15:30
Regular closing day New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Week Second of April, Week Second of November
Telephone number +81-166-36-1104
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 79 357 851*41

I introduce about other animal houses on the previous page.

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Asahikawa. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Hotel WBF Grande Asahikawa(ホテルWBFグランデ旭川)
      JR Inn Asahikawa(JRイン旭川)
      Hoshino Resorts OMO7 Asahikawa(星野リゾート OMO7 旭川)
      Jalan
      Premier Hotel -CABIN- Asahikawa(プレミアホテル―CABIN―旭川)
      Hotel Trend Asahikawa(ホテルトレンド旭川)
      Super Hotel Asahikawa(スーパーホテル旭川 天然温泉 大雪山の湯)
      Asahikawa Toyo Hotel(旭川トーヨーホテル)
      R Hotels Inn Hokkaido Asahikawa(Rホテルズイン北海道旭川)
      Jalan
      Hotel Route Inn Grand Asahikawa Ekimae(ホテルルートインGrand旭川駅前)
      Smile Hotel Asahikawa(スマイルホテル旭川)
      Hotel Crescent Asahikawa(ホテルクレッセント旭川)
      Y's Hotel Asahikawa Ekimae(Y’s HOTEL旭川駅前)
      Kuretake Inn Asahikawa(くれたけイン旭川)
      Art Hotel Asahikawa(アートホテル旭川)
      Dormy Inn Asahikawa(天然温泉 神威の湯 ドーミーイン旭川)
      9C Hotel Asahikawa(9Cホテル旭川)
      Booking
      Hotel Liberte Asahikawa(ホテルリベルテ旭川)
      Hotel Mates Asahikawa(ホテルメイツ旭川)
      Booking
      Court Hotel Asahikawa(コートホテル旭川)
      Asahikawa Park Hotel(旭川パークホテル)
      Asahikawa Plaza Hotel(旭川プラザホテル)
      Asahikawa Sun Hotel(旭川サンホテル)
      Toyoko Inn Asahikawa-Eki Higashiguchi(東横イン旭川駅東口)
      Booking
      Asahikawa Mongoru-mura(旭川モンゴル村)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Guest House Asahikawa Ride(ゲストハウス アサヒカワライド)
      Hotel Tetora Asahikawa Station(ホテルテトラ旭川駅前)
      Sora E Hotel Asahikawa(ソラヘホテル)
      Jalan
      Hotel Route-Inn Asahikawa Ekimae Ichijodori(ルートイン旭川駅前一条通)
      Yado Retro House Ginza Asahikawa(宿レトロハウス銀座旭川)
      Jalan
      Toyoko Inn Asahikawa Ekimae Ichijodori(東横イン旭川駅前一条通)
      Booking
      Hotel Penthouse Asahikawa(ホテルペントハウス旭川)
      HP
      Jalan
      Asahikawa Capital Hotel(旭川キャピタルホテル)
      HP
      Booking
      Business Hotel Asuka(ビジネスホテル飛鳥)
      HP
      Booking
      Ryokan Fujien(旅館 不二苑)
      Booking
      Ryokan Senshoen(和風旅館扇松園)
      Takasago Onsen(高砂温泉)
      A-Gate Hotel(えーげーと ほてる)
      Booking
      Ryotei Yukinoya(旅亭 雪の屋)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Ospa Court Miyamae(オスパーコート宮前)
      HP
      Booking
      Ryokan Tsuji(旅館 つじ)
      HP
      Booking
      Jalan
      Toukaen(東花苑)
      Booking
      Jalan
      HOTEL KANDA(ホテル カンダ)
      Booking
      Platon Hotel(プラトンホテル)
      HP
      Booking
      Guest House Ito(ゲストハウス 伊東)
      HP
      Booking
      Jalan
      Tabi-no-Yado Patchwork(旅の宿パッチワーク)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Tatsu-no-Yu Onsen(龍乃湯温泉)
      HP
      Booking
      Yumin Backpackers(遊民バックパッカーズ)
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      M's HOME(えむずや)
      HP
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      21th Century Woods(21世紀の森)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Booking.com

      I introduce about other animal houses on the previous page.

      A page of Asahikawa is here

      Asahikawa

      A page of 4 Major Zoos in Hokkaido is here

      4 Major Zoos in Hokkaido

      By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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      1. good! hokkaido! says:

        Hi Ongon.t san,
        Unfortunately I do not have the zoo.
        But I found about wheelchair on the internet.
        They rent 91 wheelchairs.

        About wheelchair in Japanese
        http://www.asazoo.com/index.php?support-navi

        Please ask a staff at a gate.

        In addition, a pamphleta brochure of Asahiyama Zoo in English.
        http://www.city.asahikawa.hokkaido.jp/asahiyamazoo/generalinformation/d053782_d/fil/2016winter-english.pdf

        Have a nice trip!

      2. Ongon.t says:

        Sorry.
        At your zoo.Do you have
        Wheelchair for rent or not?

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