Safari Parks in eastern Japan
A safari park is a place where people can observe animals in a near‐natural environment. You may forget that you’re in Japan while going to an adventure by car or bus, and watching lions or zebras calmly walking right in front of you. Why don’t you add a safari park visit to your itinerary? Let’s make your trip more exciting!
Magnificent views in the background of Mt. Fuji! “Fuji Safari Park” (Susono, Shizuoka)
This is one of the largest safari parks in Japan, opened in 1980. There are about 70 kinds of animals including lions, cheetahs, leopards and elephants living freely, and Mt. Fuji stands behind them. You can join “Walking Safari,” which walk around a designated course on the premises, or experience to feed lions and other animals from Jungle Bus.
●Fuji Safari Park
●2255-27, Fujiwara Suyama Aza, Susono-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
●9:00-17:00（may vary upon season）
●Admission：Adults 2,700yen, 4 years old –junior high school students 1,500 yen, Night Safari 1,700yen, additional 500 yen for Walking Safari
About 100 species of animals are right in front of you! “Gunma Safari Park” (Tomioka, Gunma)
The park is made up of seven zones, and you can drive around by your own car or Safari Bus, designated for the tour. You will meet not only White Tiger, the most popular animal of the park, but also Sumatran elephants, bred only here throughout the country. It’s fun to get off the car to see around and feed several animals in the particular area on the way. Night Safari is also available on specific days between Golden Week (early May) holidays and the beginning of October.
●Gunma Safari Park
●1, Okamoto, Tomioka-shi, Gunma Prefecture
●9:30-16:00（may vary upon season）
●Closed on Wednesdays
●Admission: Adults 2,700yen, 3 years old – junior high students 1,400 yen
1,100 animals of about 120 species live in “Tohoku Safari Park” !! (Nihonmatsu, Fukushima)
At the safari zone, you can drive around among herd of lions. And at the herbivous area where giraffes and elephants are living, you can encounter various animals while feeding them from car windows. There is the space where about 20 White Lions bred and exhited, and Japanese macaques’ theater and beautiful flamingo shows are also popular.
●Tohoku Safari Park
●1, Sawamatsukura, Nihonmatsu-shi, Fukushima Prefecture
●8:30-17:00（Open at 8:00 on weekends and holidays. It may vary upon season）
●Admission: Adults 2,900yen, 3 years old – elementary school students 1,800 yen
*The above information was last updated on March 6, 2017. For further details, please contact the facilities directly.
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