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WINTER ADVENTURE

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25amazing adventures to try at least once in wintertime Eastern Hokkaido

*Photos provided courtesy of Asahiyama Zoo, Asahikawa City

Activity

Watch Penguins Walk

One event that Asahiyama Zoo is known for is its behavioral exhibits, where visitors can observe the animals behaving as they would in the wild. The zoo offers no end of spectacles to enjoy -- penguins swimming as if in flight, spotted seals diving and surfacing in their tanks, polar bears splashing into their pool -- but the Walk of the Penguins is the ultimate winter attraction.During this event, visitors can watch the zoo's penguins waddle along as they take a walk right at their feet. The walk provides lots of great photo opportunities, but it isn't put on just to give visitors a better look at the penguins; rather, it is an impressive exhibition of the animals' natural behavior.

*Photos provided courtesy of Asahiyama Zoo, Asahikawa City

Exhibiting Unique Penguin Behavior

King penguins live in flocks in the vicinity of the South Pole, where they march in groups for great distances in search of food.

*Photos provided courtesy of Asahiyama Zoo, Asahikawa City

The Walk of the Penguins lets visitors admire these cute animals while also learning about their fascinating habits.
This event can get very crowded, so try to arrive early to secure your place!

ACCESS INFORMATION

Asahiyama Zoo, Asahikawa City

Asahikawa-shi
AsahikawaAirport

Kuranuma, Higashi Asahikawa-cho, Asahikawa City

+81-166-36-1104

Winter opening hours
November 11, 2016 (Friday) to April 9, 2017 (Sunday)
From 10.30 to 15.30 (gates open until 15.00)

Closed days: The zoo is open every day year round, apart from the year-end and new year holidays (December 30 to January 1).

22 minutes by car from Asahikawa Airport

Walk of the Penguins
Season: Around late December to mid March(during the snowy season only)
Held twice a day during this season, at 11.00 and 14.30.
From March, as a rule, the event is held just once a day in the morning.
*Note that the schedule for 2016 has yet to be confirmed.

 

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