Japan (Feb 2012) Day 5: Asahikawa (Part 2)
Continuing our visit to Asahiyama Zoo
Look at the long row of people, waiting for the penguin parade to begin.
Every year, the starting date for penguin parade is dependent on the temperature, so they have different starting/ending dates for penguin parade seasons at Asahiyama Zoo every year.
Here is a list of starting/ending dates for penguin parade for previous years for your reference:
They usually begin around mid Dec, and ends in late March.
|look at everyone waiting for the penguins|
Rules of the penguin march:
- No flash photography
- Do not touch the penguins
- Stay behind the line
- Squat down
After a cold couple of hours at the Asahiyama Zoo, our Hokkaido friends drove us to a cafe to warm up with some snacks and drinks and chatted abit for an hour or so.
And then, they brought us to a yaki niku restaurant for dinner.
Thank you Yasutaka-san and Murata-san for bringing us around Asahikawa and making this day an enjoyable day! :)
|Our room at Fujita Kanko Washington hotel just opposite Asahikawa station (5250yen per night)|