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Stoller in Ashiyama Zoo in Winter 2019/1/19 15:48
Ifll be visiting Ashiyama zoo in end Feb 2019 with two toddlers. I have never experienced winter before, and is wondering if we could still use a stroller in the zoo in winter. If yes, does the zoo have strollers for rental?

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by HY (guest)  

Re: Stoller in Ashiyama Zoo in Winter 2019/1/19 18:29
Checked their website: during summer, they provide some strollers for rental.
But in winter they donft – got curious why this was, and read some blogs to find out it is not recommended, as they are difficult to use in winter. There is snow, and where a lot of people walk (middle of the path) snow melts, gets frozen again, so it can be slippery; on the sides of the path, the snow can be deep, where the stroller wheels might get stuck. So this blogger recommends sturdy baby carriers, so that the parent would have both hands free. Also the parents would have to watch their steps too in the snow (come with good walking shoes for snow).
by ... (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Stoller in Ashiyama Zoo in Winter 2019/1/19 20:29
The wheels would get suck in the snow. Common sense.
by hakata14 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Stoller in Ashiyama Zoo in Winter 2019/1/19 22:15
Asahikawa is known as being one (if not the most) snowiest city in Japan with on average 7.5 meters of the stuff each year. This is why they don't recommend the using strollers in winter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asahikawa
by mfedley rate this post as useful

Re: Stoller in Ashiyama Zoo in Winter 2019/1/19 23:38
The problem of pushing a stroller through snow is not restricted to the zoo. It will be essentially a problem nearly everywhere in Hokkaido if there is snow on the sidewalk.

And yes, they clear the snow, but this doesnft mean that there is no snow on the sidewalk but rather a more or less hard and more or less flat layer of snow on the sidewalk. Depending on how uneven it is or how hard, it will be easier or harder to push a stroller car. So I think you either need to look into carrying around your kids. Have a look at internet for snow and strollers.

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