Hokkaido July 2010 Trip - Day 11 - The Asahiyama Zoo

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Back to station and here we come Asahiyama Zoo.

Almost comes to the end of the trip. I think I have taken less and lesser photos :"P (Darn me...) I think I Just would like to fully enjoy the view while I am still here I think. :"P And for today, we visited the Asahiyama Zoo. and this will be our one final day at Furano. We will be heading back to Sapporo after the visit to the zoo.

More photos after the jump...

It started to rain very heavily once we arrived at the Zoo. So, we ended up grounded at the resting area near the entrance. And when the rain gets smaller, we started our tour in Asahiyama Zoo. :) It is not a hugh zoo but I think there are a few attractions in this zoo that I really like. The penguin and the polar bear! :"D I think they are just awesome. ;) (Not to say that other animals are not attractive, but I think I love 2 of them the most!) The Tiger and the Lion in the zoo seems a bit energyless. I am not sure if it is due to the rain (that makes them sleepy) or they have cage for too long which makes them lost the wildness that is within them. (No matter what, I still feel a bit sad to see the Tiger and Lion this way) ~:-\

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I love his hat. :"D

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Our first stop - the Penguin.

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Let's get a closer shoot.

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Yes it is raining pretty heavily that day.

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Queuing up to see the polar bear

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It is so close! (this is just a model)

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And also the skeleton

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Going up the stair case...

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Here we are the real deal!

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And some reptile here. (Scary)

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Giraffe! Check out the tongue

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And a sleepy lion here *Yawn*

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A boring tiger waiting to be tease

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A whole colony of King Penguin here. (The white and yellow thingy is their poo) :"P

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Sleeping mode
After the zoo, we have dinner at a places near by (to try out the Udon that is so famous). And finally on our way back to Sapporo for a final stay there before we headed to the

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Waiting for our food

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My Oh My Ramen! - Lilian, this is for you again. :"D

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Blue sky after the rain - Lovely

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On our way back to Sapporo

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One (Final) Night at Sapporo

Noboribetsu is also known as the hell valley (It is just the name of the location due to the hot steam vents, sulfurous streams and other volcanic activity. It is a main source of Noboribetsu's hot spring waters. Anyway I will get more photos posted on the next post. Alright I think that's all for tonight. Hope that you all have a great holiday so far. Happy Independence Day people and have a great evening. Signing Off... :)

* For those who are interested, the full series could be view here. ;)


3 comments :

  1. 那些企鹅都好美,应该是很大只的企鹅王吧!那边的天气看来挺冷的啊?
    还有那北极熊的模型??很像真的叻……

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  2. 是啊,我也喜欢那一些企鹅王,感觉好大而且,颜色也很好看。:)天气嘛,还好。。。只是下雨了。北极熊的模型真的很象。。。 :“D如果,还会动的话,可会吓坏人啊。。。

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  3. Hello,
    I am doing some research on Hokkaido when I stumbled on your photoblog. Must say it is very good, making my planning more exciting. Now I am really looking forward to visiting Hokkaido next month. Too bad I only have 6 days in Hokkaido.

    Thanks, love your photos.

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Chiat Hau is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Penang, Malaysia. He started his photography journey by shooting strangers' portrait on the streets of Penang and around the world whenever he travel. Observing life and culture through the viewfinder, Chiat Hau has found a passion for framing his subjects in a natural, cinematic and yet photo-journalistic fashion. Capturing precious moments in both commissioned assignments and personal projects.