Access to Asahiyama Zoo/All about Asahiyama Zoo

Asahikawa Asahiyama Zoo is a zoo operated by Asahikawa City in Kuranuma, Higashi-Asahikawa-cho, Asahikawa City, Hokkaido.

The northernmost zoo in Japan. The consistent theme of the zoo is “To Tell is Life.

Since 1997, the number of visitors has been increasing, and the zoo has become one of Hokkaido’s most popular tourist attractions.

Access to Asahiyama Zoo

Train access from New Chitose Airport to Asahiyama Zoo

If you are going by JR, leave for Sapporo. (about 40 minutes)

Then take the express train from Sapporo to Asahikawa Station. (about 1 hour and 30 minutes).

The fare is about 6,500 yen one way.

From Asahikawa Station to Asahiyama Zoo, Asahikawa Electric Railway buses (Asahiyama Zoo Line 41 and 47) run every 30 minutes.

The trip takes about 40 minutes.

In total, it takes about 3 hours to travel from New Chitose Airport to Asahiyama Zoo.

Bus access from New Chitose Airport to Asahiyama Zoo

Express buses are available from New Chitose Airport to Asahikawa City.

The trip takes about 3 hours and costs 3,800 yen.

There is a 10-minute rest stop along the way.

Internet reservations are available 24 hours a day, and tickets can be reserved two months in advance.

Intercity Express Bus Official Website

Train access from Sapporo to Asahiyama Zoo

Take an express train from Sapporo Station to Asahikawa Station. (approx. 1 hr. 30 min.)

From Asahikawa Station to Asahiyama Zoo, Asahikawa Electric Railway buses (Asahiyama Zoo Line 41 and 47) run every 30 minutes.

The trip takes about 40 minutes.

In total, it takes about 2 hours and 10 minutes to travel from New Chitose Airport to Asahiyama Zoo.

Bus access from Sapporo to Asahiyama Zoo

It takes about 2 hours from Sapporo to Asahikawa by highway bus.

Express buses to Asahikawa City leave from Sapporo Station Terminal every 40 minutes. The number of buses is relatively frequent.

One-way fare is 2,300 yen, which is more reasonable than the train.

Recommended Directions to Asahiyama Zoo

With a sightseeing bus tour, you can also visit the zoo while traveling around Hokkaido.
It is also inexpensive and highly recommended.

There are many bus tours.
https://www.tabirai.net/activity/hokkaido/special/sightseeingbus/asahiyama/

Official website

https://www.city.asahikawa.hokkaido.jp/asahiyamazoo/


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