#416: Asahiyama Zoo (category: zoo)
The Asahiyama Zoo is the northernmost zoo in Japan, located in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido (refer to #061). Also, it is one of the most popular zoos in this country, along with the Ueno Zoo (refer to #369).
It opened in 1964 and the number of visitors was once decreasing. But as it tried many unique displays, the popularity drastically soared. Its miraculously successful story was made into a movie, a TV drama, a documentary, etc.
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