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Maruyama Zoo

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Address: Miyagaoka 3 Banchi 1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0959, Hokkaido
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An amusement park and penguin pool make this zoo a popular spot for...

An amusement park and penguin pool make this zoo a popular spot for children.

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Bigger than it looks

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Valerie S
Hokkaido, Japan
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 was really exciting place to visit. Worth money spend.

Thank Nadhirah S
Hokkaido, Japan
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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, so as the seasons change (and the animals move around!) the exhibits can also transition.... More 

Thank Valerie S
Jakarta, Indonesia
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88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this zoo during winter with continuous snow fall. The most favourite one was the wolves. There was a pair of wolves on display, moving around before us, they were so cute. The other one that amazed us was the polar bear. This zoo was located far from the station if you choose to reach it by walking. Going... More 

2 Thank Paulus S
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I really enjoyed visiting the Zoo, but it was very cold. Good time to come because not very crowded and you can see the animals upfront. Wish the zoo was more bigger and more outdoor looking. I felt bad for the animals being in big cages, but again I was able to see the animals better. definitely will come in... More 

2 Thank Shalinerz_desu
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Fair amount of animals to see. The zoo isn't too big so it's easy to get around. My main concern is the animals look a bit malnourished and bored. A lot of them walk back and forth in the same pattern which I don't think is healthy sign for their mentality. They could probably do with more space as well,... More 

2 Thank James L
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73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Good zoo, although some animals seemed to be missing - perhaps because it was winter. Otherwise, nice place, good location.

1 Thank junkymotown
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A pretty small zoo, but kinda interesting Most of the animals are kept indoors over winter so it means you can get up pretty close compared to a normal zoo. Not somewhere I would go to Sapporo especially to visit but a good way to spend a couple of hours if you have young kids who like animals.

2 Thank KokinuKiwi
Los Angeles, California
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The zoo is fun with lot of close-up animal views and they are so cuuuuute! The size of the zoo is not large but there are plenty of exhibition centers you can explore. Great place for couples and family. Definitely a must-go in Sapporo.

2 Thank DuckinMendota
Taipei, Taiwan
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282 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

A mid-size traditional zoo, caging and confining animals. It was so sorry to see creatures such as kangaroos crowded in a small cage. Also should keep watch for crows in the air. They will dive at people and rob your food.

1 Thank liucy752
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95 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

As far as zoos go, this isn't bad, kids will love it. The animals cages aren't a bad size and they are in good condition. The zoo is well designed so that it's easy to walk around and see the majority of the animals in 3 -4 hours. It has 3 locations that serve food and you can also buy... More 

1 Thank Jeremybr

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