Kushiro City Zoo
Kotan kor kamuy. Do you know the name of the animal which was revered by the Ainu as "guardian spirit of the village"? The Blakiston's fish owl is one of the largest owls, and its grand stature is worthy of its divine reputation. This magnificent owl is now in danger of extinction, with a current population of approximately 140 in Hokkaido. The Kushiro Zoo also carries out a central role as a conservation facility for the wild animals of Eastern Hokkaido. Among other accomplishments, the Zoo is known for the first successful breeding in captivity of the Blakiston's fish owl.
- 9:30 to 16:30 (summer season 10th April - Sports Day)
10:00 to 15:30 (the day after winter Sports Day - 9th April)
- OPENING PERIOD
- Wednesdays during December/ Wednesdays during January and February (except for national holidays)/ Year-end and New Year holidays
- 11 minutes from Kushiro Airport by car
11, Akancho Ninishibetsu, Kushiro-shi,Hokkaido