Asahiyama Zoo is located just outside of central Asahikawa. It is a 40 minute bus ride from Asahikawa Station. Every winter, one of the most anticipated activities at the zoo, is the Penguin Walk. We braved the -20C weather to witness this.
Our first stop in Hokkaido was Asahikawa. Asahikawa is a city roughly an hour north of Sapporo. This is where Japan’s lowest temperature, -41C, was recorded back in 1902.