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Maruyama Zoo

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Miyagaoka 3 Banchi 1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0959, Hokkaido
+81 11-621-1426
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Take your kids there!

It's not big but enough to explore with interesting and well planned exploration structure. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Enjoyable family outing

Once i knew i would see polar bears...that was our visit planned to the zoo. A few animals missing... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Zena B
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An amusement park and penguin pool make this zoo a popular spot for children.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good51%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“polar bears” (11 reviews)
“small zoo” (7 reviews)
“hours walking” (2 reviews)
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Miyagaoka 3 Banchi 1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0959, Hokkaido
+81 11-621-1426
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's not big but enough to explore with interesting and well planned exploration structure. The have far and close up view of the animals and you may also get to touch and stay with some of the animals. There are also some educational activities for...More

1  Thank AlfredKL
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Once i knew i would see polar bears...that was our visit planned to the zoo. A few animals missing whilst their pens are being upgraded. Which is unfortunate but a good sign for their upkeep. Clean & tidy & nice to see different animals &...More

Thank Zena B
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

楽しいけど、夏のカラスはすごいアグレッシブです。キリン亡くなって、ムードはちょっと悲しかったです。 Beware of crows. Resident giraffe passed away on 8/13 due to illness and was the oldest living giraffe in Japan at 22 years old.

2  Thank Halsey R
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Very chill zoo with great exhibits for kids, including the petting zoo, an observation area to see monkeys doing there thing, and other typical animal displays. There are a few more exhibits coming, but for the price, we were satisfied with our stay and would...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the zoo during late winter and with sapporo snowfall the park leading to the zoo transformed into a winter wilderness with locals walking thier dog... It's a sight to behold especially those coming from the tropics... Easily accessible via the subway anywhere from sapporo...More

2  Thank Andy C
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The Polar bear family (3) can be visited in Sapporo, and many types of monkey/gorilla, carved, wolves, even hippo and penguins, this zoo actually is quite big. But I would say please skip the gorillas, they look so depressed.

Thank bird415
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

A proper zoo is designed to marry form and function, the function of showcasing live animals with the form of a beautiful habitat healthy for animals and awe-inspiring for human guests. Out of the many international zoos I've seen, the Maruyama Zoo is almost perfect...More

Thank MrDowntownAK
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Nicely laid out zoo with all kinds of animals and .. its actually free for kids ..the giraffe exhibit was particularly nice and do not forget the play area at the west end

Thank Paridesh
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We visited Maruyama Zoo during winter on January. the Biggest zoo in Sapporo. They have a mini cafe, souvenirs shop near the entrance. Many animals to see here, we spent like 2 hours walking around. I love to see the Chimpanzee and Polar bear. it...More

Thank Nadhirah S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I always had an image of Maruyama Zoo being a small little attraction in the shadow of Asahiyama, but it holds its own! It's definitely much larger than it appears. In particular, a lot of the exhibits are made with indoor and outdoor parts equally,...More

Thank Valerie S
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nor hayati m
6 December 2017|
Response from bird415 | Reviewed this property |
yes, they have.
18 August 2017|
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Response from JLeeHazlett |
The way we went was to follow the signs from the train station up to the bus station (the signs are in English/have the universal bus symbol). It's a bit confusing because you're essentially navigating a mall, but there are... More
Ailan S
16 July 2017|
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Response from Nadhirah S | Reviewed this property |
Not quiet sure either they provided or not. As far as I've known,Japanese facilities are quiet excellent here, even in Hokkaido area. Maruyama zoo has friendly facilities (toilets and elevator/walk-ways for wheelchair) , no... More