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Animal Houses in Maruyama Zoo

Tropical Rain Forest House

Tropical Rain Forest House is one of Wakwak Asia Zone (わくわくアジアゾーン). Sun Bear, Lion-tailed Macaque, Black Macaque Monkey, Leucopsar Rothschildi, Silvery Gibbon, Asian Small-clawed Otter, Asian Arowana, Malaysia Tapir, Orii Fruit Bat are bred at the Tropical Rain Forest House. Visitors can observe various animals in the Southeast Asia rain forest. A lot of animal species are in extinction crisis.

Asian Arowana
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Rain Forest House
Sun Bear
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Rain Forest House
Asian Small-Clawed Otter
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Rain Forest House
Orii Fruit Bat
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Rain Forest House
Black Macaque Monkey
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Rain Forest House
Lion-Tailed Macaque
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Rain Forest House
Malaysia Tapir
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Rain Forest House

Atmosphere of Tropical Rain Forest House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Tropical Rain Forest House

High Mountain House

High Mountain House (高山館) is one of the Wakwak Asia Zone. Lesser Panda and Himalayan Bear are bred at the High Mountain House. The Lesser Panda inhabits mountains in China. The length is about 60 cm. A staple food is a bamboo leaf. A passage to a cage of the Lesser Panda is built in the air, and visitors seem to look up the Lesser Panda from the bottom. Another name of Himalayan Bear is Asiatic Black Bear. They inhabit the Southeast Asia and the Japan, but they do not inhabit the Hokkaido. A big individual seems to be height over 180 cm. A staple food is fruit, but they can eat anything. Both animals are in extinction crisis.

High Mountain House
Maruyama Zoo High Mountain House
Lesser Panda
Maruyama Zoo High Mountain House
Lesser Panda
Maruyama Zoo High Mountain House
Himalayan Bear
Maruyama Zoo High Mountain House

Atmosphere of High Mountain House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of High Mountain House

Frozen Zone House

The Frozen Zone House is one of the Wakwak Asia Zone. Amur Tiger and Snow Leopard are bred at the Frozen Zone House. The Amur Tiger inhabits along Amur River, and seems to be height over 250 cm. Staple foods are Wild Boar and Deer, but they sometimes eat bears. The Snow Leopard inhabits the Central Asia, and seems to be height over 150 cm. Staple foods are Deer and Wild Boar. I was really surprised at their size when I look at their bodies. Though they are a cat family, it is different from the cat after all. Both animals are in extinction crisis.

Snow Leopard
Maruyama Zoo Frozen Zone House
Snow Leopard
Maruyama Zoo Frozen Zone House
Amur Tiger
Maruyama Zoo Frozen Zone House
Amur Tiger
Maruyama Zoo Frozen Zone House

Atmosphere of Frozen Zone House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

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Movie of Frozen Zone House

Tropical Animal House

Hippopotamus, Eland, Masai Giraffe, Grant's Zebra, Ostrich, Lion, Serval, Spotted Hyena, Sloth Bear are bred at the Tropical Animal House. They inhabit the Africa mainly. I thought that the Hippopotamus is slow, but it has a violent temper, and seems to be weight over 260 kg. In addition, the Ostrich is the largest bird in the world, and seems to be height over 230 cm.

Masai Giraffe
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Animal House
Eland
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Animal House
Lion
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Animal House
Sloth Bear
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Animal House

Atmosphere of Tropical Animal House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Tropical Animal House

Monkey Mountain

About 80 monkeys are bred on the Monkey Mountain. Japanese Macaque inhabits the Japan, but they do not inhabit the Hokkaido. The height is about 60 cm. They have been designated a natural monument in the Japan according to each region. They ate feed and did grooming when I visited.

Snow Monkey
Maruyama Zoo Monkey Mountain

Atmosphere of Monkey Mountain Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Monkey Mountain

Forest of Owl and Hawk

American Long-eared Owl, Yezo Ural Owl, Snowy Owl, Black Kite, Goshawk, Buzzard are breed at the Forest of Owl and Hawk. The Snowy Owl is famous for appearing on Harry Potter.

Snowy Owl
Maruyama Zoo Forest of Owl and Hawk
Yezo Ural Owl
Maruyama Zoo Forest of Owl and Hawk
American Long-eared Owl
Maruyama Zoo Forest of Owl and Hawk

Kangaroo House

Giant Kangaroo, Slow Loris, Galah, Rosella, Domestic Rabbit are bred at the Kangaroo House. They inhabit around Australia. The Giant Kangaroo seems to be height over 130 cm, and can run at 60 km per hour. That is like a car. But, unfortunately, I could not see an active side of the kangaroo whether a place was too narrow.

Giant Kangaroo
Maruyama Zoo Kangaroo House
Domestic Rabbit
Maruyama Zoo Kangaroo House

Atmosphere of Kangaroo House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Kangaroo House

Raptorial Bird House

Eurasia Eagle Owl, Steller's Sea-eagle, Golden Eagle, White-tailed Sea Eagle are bred at the Raptorial Bird House. They are big birds with 1 m in height and are heroic, but the birds are surround by net of a cage, and I was sorry that I could not take a picture beautifully. The White-tailed Sea Eagle has been designated a natural monument in the Japan.

Golden Eagle
Maruyama Zoo Raptorial Birds House
White-Tailed Sea Eagle
Maruyama Zoo Raptorial Birds House

Atmosphere of Raptorial Birds House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Raptorial Birds House

Zoo for Children

The Zoo for Children is roughly divided into 4 sections, Squirrel Monkey Dome (リスザルドーム), Forest of Dosanko (ドサンコの森), Forest of Beaver (ビーバーの森) and another one. The Squirrel Monkey is bred at the Squirrel Monkey Dome. The Yezo Flying Squirrel, Yezo Raccoon Dog, Yezo Squirrel, Yezo Snow Rabbit are bred at the Forest of Dosanko. The other animals such as Guinea Pig, Chinese Goose, Duck, Silky Fowl, Okina Japanese Bantam, Japanese Long-tailed Fowl, Red Jungle Fowl, White Japanese Bantam, Ohiki, White Echigo Nanjing Gamefowl, Miniature Horse, Sheep are bred. Tourists come close to the animals, and can observe animal's expression and gesture closely. I think that not only children but also adults can enjoy the zoo.

Sheep
Maruyama Zoo Zoo for Child
Indian Peafowl
Maruyama Zoo Zoo for Child
Yezo Snow Rabbit
Maruyama Zoo Zoo for Child

Atmosphere of Zoo for Children Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Zoo for Children

Admission fee Adult: JPY 600. Junior high school students and younger: Free of charge
Parking lot Pay parking is not provided
Business hours Summer season 09:00-17:00
Winter season 09:00-16:00
Regular closing day December 29, December 30, December 31
Telephone number +81-11-621-1426
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 457 821*08

I introduce about other animal houses on the previous page.

List of Accommodations

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

    JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo(JRタワーホテル日航札幌)
    Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo(京王プラザホテル札幌)
    Mitsui Garden Hotel Sapporo(三井ガーデンホテル札幌)
    City Cabin by Nikoh Refre(シティキャビン by ニコーリフレ)
    Sapporo Grand Hotel(札幌グランドホテル)
    New Otani Inn Sapporo(ニューオータニイン札幌)
    Hotel Hokke Club Sapporo(ホテル法華クラブ札幌)
    Hotel Tokeidai(ホテル時計台)
    Booking
    APA Hotel TKP Sapporo Ekimae(アパホテル TKP札幌駅前)
    Cross Hotel Sapporo(クロスホテル札幌)
    Hotel Sapporo Garden Palace(ホテル札幌ガーデンパレス)
    Richmond Hotel Sapporo Ekimae(リッチモンドホテル札幌駅前)
    Hotel Pearl City Sapporo(ホテルパールシティ札幌)
    Century Royal Hotel Sapporo(センチュリーロイヤルホテル)
    UNIZO Inn Sapporo(ユニゾイン札幌)
    Sapporo Sumire Hotel(札幌すみれホテル)
    Booking
    Hotel Gracery Sapporo(ホテルグレイスリー札幌)
    Hotel Clubby Sapporo(ホテルクラビーサッポロ)
    Royton Sapporo Hotel(ロイトン札幌)
    Hotel Route-Inn Sapporo Kitayojo(ホテルルートイン札幌北四条)
    Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo(ホテルモントレエーデルホフ札幌)
    Nest Hotel Sapporo Ekimae(ネストホテル札幌駅前)
    JR Inn Sapporo(JRイン札幌)
    Nakamuraya Ryokan(中村屋旅館)
    ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo(ANAクラウンプラザホテル札幌)
    Sapporo View Hotel Oodori Kouen(札幌ビューホテル大通公園)
    Hotel Vista Sapporo Odori(ホテルビスタ札幌大通)
    Richmond Hotel Sapporo Odori(リッチモンドホテル札幌大通)
    Hotel WBF Sapporo Odori(ホテルWBF札幌大通)
    Best Western Sapporo Odori-Koen(ベストウェスタン札幌大通公園)
    Tokyu Stay Sapporo Odori(東急ステイ札幌大通)
    La'gent Stay Sapporo Odori Hokkaido(ラ・ジェント・ステイ札幌大通)
    APA Hotel Sapporo Odori-koen(アパホテル 札幌大通公園)
    Nest Hotel Sapporo Odori(ネストホテル札幌大通)
    Hotel Okura Sapporo(ホテルオークラ札幌)
    Hotel Resol Trinity Sapporo(ホテルリソルトリニティ札幌)
    APA Hotel Sapporo(アパホテル 札幌)
    Sapporo Prince Hotel(札幌プリンスホテル)
    APA Hotel TKP Sapporo Ekimae(アパホテル TKP札幌駅前)
    Yayoi Hotel(弥生ホテル)
    Booking
    Asano Hotel(あさ野ホテル)
    Hotel Sunroute New Sapporo(ホテルサンルートニュー札幌)
    Tokyu Stay Sapporo(東急ステイ札幌)
    Sapporo Classe Hotel(札幌クラッセホテル)
    Hotel Hashimoto(ホテルハシモト)
    Grids Sapporo Hotel&Hostel(GRIDS札幌)
    Hotel Raffinato Sapporo(ホテルラフィナート札幌)
    Dormy Inn Premium Sapporo(ドーミーインPREMIUM札幌)
    Hotel Leopalace Sapporo(ホテルレオパレス札幌)
    Dormy Inn Sapporo Annex(狸の湯 ドーミーイン札幌ANNEX)
    Guest House On My Way(ゲストハウス道中)
    Jalan
    Hotel Bougainvillea Sapporo(ホテルブーゲンビリア札幌)
    Booking
    Nakatono Hotel(中殿ホテル)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Guest House Yuyu(札幌ゲストハウス 雪結)
    Hotel Hamilton Sapporo(ホテル ハミルトン札幌)
    Hotel Tetora Spirit Sapporo(ホテルテトラ スピリット札幌)
    Villetta Odori(ヴィレッタ大通)
    HP
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Ibis Styles Sapporo(イビス スタイルズ 札幌)
    B4 Apartment in Sapporo(B4 アパートメント イン 札幌)
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekinishi(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅西)
    ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino(ANAホリデイ・イン札幌すすきの)
    HOTEL MYSTAYS Sapporo Susukino(ホテルマイステイズ札幌すすきの)
    the b sapporo susukino(ザ・ビー 札幌すすきの)
    Tmark City Hotel Sapporo(Tマーク シティ ホテル 札幌)
    HOTEL RELIEF Sapporo Susukino(ホテルリリーフ札幌すすきの)
    Hotel Nets Sapporo(ホテルネッツ札幌)
    APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekiminami(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅南)
    Mercure Hotel Sapporo(メルキュールホテル札幌)
    APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino Ekimae(アパホテル 札幌すすきの駅前)
    APA Hotel Sapporo Susukino(アパホテル 札幌すすきの)
    Sapporo Oriental Hotel(札幌オリエンタルホテル)
    Premier Hotel-CABIN-Sapporo(天然温泉プレミアホテル -CABIN- 札幌)
    Spa Hotel SOLE Susukino(SPA HOTEL ソーレ すすきの)
    Hotel Route-Inn Sapporo Chuo(ホテルルートイン 札幌中央)
    Marks Inn Sapporo(マークスイン札幌)
    The Stay Sapporo(The Stay Sapporo)
    Super Hotel Sapporo Susukino(スーパーホテル札幌・すすきの)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Red Planet Sapporo Susukino South(レッドプラネット札幌すすきの南)
    Jalan
    Hotel WBF Sapporo Susukino(ホテルWBF札幌すすきの)
    Comfort Hotel Sapporo Susukino(コンフォートホテル札幌すすきの)
    Smile Hotel Premium Sapporo Susukino(スマイルホテルプレミアム札幌すすきの)
    Hotel Sho SAPPORO(ホテル翔SAPPORO)
    Booking
    TIARA HOTEL SAPPORO SUSUKINO(ティアラホテル札幌すすきの)
    Booking
    HOTEL RENER SUSUKINO(HOTELリーネルすすきの)
    Booking
    Toyoko Inn Sapporo Susukino Crossroads(東横イン札幌すすきの交差点)
    Booking
    Toyoko Inn Sapporo Susukino Minami(東横イン札幌すすきの南)
    Booking
    BIZCOURT CABIN SUSUKINO(BIZCOURT CABINすすきの)
    Booking
    Daiwa Roynet Hotel Sapporo Susukino(ダイワロイネットホテル札幌すすきの)
    Comics and Capsule Hotel Comicap Sapporo Susukino(Comics and Capsule Hotelコミカプ札幌すすきの店)
    Booking
    Fairfield by Marriott Sapporo(フェアフィールド・バイ・マリオット札幌)
    HOTEL LiVEMAX Sapporo(ホテルリブマックス札幌)
    JASMAC PLAZA HOTEL(ジャスマックプラザホテル)
    Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel(札幌東急REIホテル)
    Hotel North City(ホテルノースシティ)
    Weekly Sapporo 2000 & Annex(ウィークリーさっぽろ2000&アネックス)
    SappoLodge(ゲストハウス SapporoLodge)
    Capsule Inn Sapporo (Male Only)(カプセル・イン札幌)
    Business Hotel Line(ビジネスホテルライン)
    Booking
    Ibis Styles Sapporo(イビススタイルズ札幌)
    Sapporo Park Hotel(札幌パークホテル)
    Hotel Annex(ホテルアネックス)
    Hotel Ronshan Sapporo(ホテル ロンシャンサッポロ)
    Hotel New Budget Sapporo(ホテルニューバジェット札幌)
    Hotel Royal Stay Sapporo(ホテル ローヤルステイ・サッポロ)
    Frame Hotel Sapporo(フレイムホテル札幌)
    Swanky Hotel Otomo(スワンキーホテル・オートモ)
    Quintessa Hotel Sapporo(クインテッサホテル札幌)
    Hotel Resol Sapporo Nakajima Koen(ホテルリソル札幌 中島公園)
    HOTEL MYSTAYS PREMIER Sapporo Park(ホテルマイステイズプレミア札幌パーク)
    Hotel Porte(Hotel Porte)
    HP
    Hotel Shinto(ホテル新東)
    Karaksa Hotel Sapporo(からくさホテル札幌)
    Social Hostel 365(Socila Hotel 365)
    Time Peace Apartment(タイムピースアパートメント)
    Kuranoya Sapporo(倉のや 札幌)
    HP
    Booking
    Jalan
    Sapporo Guest House Nariya(札幌ゲストハウス 成屋)
    Jalan
    The Stay Sapporo Nagomi(Comics and Capsule HotelThe Stay Sapporo 和-Nagomi-)
    Sapporo Inn Nada(サッポロイン NADA)
    Igloo Dorm & Breakfast(IGLOO Dorm and Breakfast)
    Ten to Ten Nakajima-Koen(Ten to Ten HOKKAIDO Hostel and Kitchen)
    Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu(札幌エクセルホテル東急)
    Hotel Lifort Sapporo(ホテルライフォート札幌)
    Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park(ベッセルイン札幌中島公園)
    Booking
    Hotel Vista Sapporo Nakajima Koen(ホテルビスタ札幌 中島公園)
    Premier Hotel Nakajima Park Sapporo(プレミアホテル 中島公園 札幌)
    Hotel Route-Inn Sapporo Chuo(ホテルルートイン 札幌中央)
    Hotel Annex(ホテルアネックス)
    Hotel Ronshan Sapporo(ホテル ロンシャンサッポロ)
    Hotel New Budget Sapporo(ホテルニューバジェット札幌)
    Hotel Royal Stay Sapporo(ホテル ローヤルステイ・サッポロ)
    Frame Hotel Sapporo(フレイムホテル札幌)
    Swanky Hotel Otomo(スワンキーホテル・オートモ)
    Quintessa Hotel Sapporo(クインテッサホテル札幌)
    Hotel Resol Sapporo Nakajima Koen(ホテルリソル札幌 中島公園)
    Time Peace Apartment(タイムピースアパートメント)
    Igloo Dorm & Breakfast(IGLOO Dorm and Breakfast)
    Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu(札幌エクセルホテル東急)
    Hotel Lifort Sapporo(ホテルライフォート札幌)
    Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park(ベッセルイン札幌中島公園)
    Booking
    Hotel Vista Sapporo Nakajima Koen(ホテルビスタ札幌 中島公園)
    HOTEL MYSTAYS Sapporo Nakajima Park(ホテルマイステイズ札幌中島公園)
    Shabby House(シャビーハウス)
    HP
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Kato House(カトーハウス)
    HP
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Ocho Guest House(オチョゲストハウス)
    Jalan
    Sapporo Maruyama Guest House Tsumuri-an(札幌円山ゲストハウス つむり庵)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Weekly Hotel Sanden(ウィークリーホテルさんでん)
    HP
    Booking
    Rakuten
    Maruyoshi Ryokan(まるよし旅館)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Hotel Hamilton Sapporo(ホテル ハミルトン札幌)
    Booking.com

    I introduce about other animal houses on the previous page.

    A page of Sapporo is here

    Sapporo

    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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