FUJI SAFARI PARK IN SUSONO CITY
Fuji safari Park in Susono City at the foot of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefectures is one of only six full-scale zoological parks you can enjoy visiting all year round.
Open in 1980, it includes a vast Safari Zone where many animals live in controlled freedom. They can be observed from your own car or from the car bus inside seven different zones for bears, lions, tigers, cheetahs, elephants, and many other animals from rhinos to flamingoes.
The “Jungle Bus” with wire netting over windows is popular because visitors can feed fierce animals at close quarters.
The “Animal Village” or “Fureai” in Japanese, allow visitors to come into direct contact with more than 22 kinds of small animals.
Depending upon the season, a “Night Safari” allows visitors to observe animals at night.
Guides available with guided tours (fees apply)
Address: Shizuoka Prefecture, Susono City, Suyama, 2255-27
Phone enquiries: 055-998-1311
Access: About 15 minutes by car (10 km) from Susono IC on Tomei Expressway
About 25 minutes by car from Gotenba IC
About 35 minutes from Fuji IC.
By train: Shinkasen for Tokyo to Mishima Station~bus service to Fuji Safari Park 50 minutes)
Normal train to Gotemba Station~bus to Fuji Safari Park (35 minutes)
Opening hours: 09:00~17:00 (Mar 16th~Sep 30th)/09:00~16:30 (Oct 1st~Oct 31st)/10:00~15:00 (Nov 1st~Mar 15th)
Entry fees: Adults, 2,700 yen. 4 years old~Junior High School students, 1,500 yen. Group discount available from 15 people or more.
Over 65 years old: 2,000 yen.
Jungle Bus fee: 1,200 yen
Night Safari: + 1,000 yen
Free parking available for 1,400 passenger cars.
Website: http://fujisafari.co.jp/ (Japanese)
SUMPU PARK IN SHIZUOKA CITY
The remains of Sumpu Castle built by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1585 are surrounded by an outer moat, inner moat and beautiful stone walls. The south east tower in one corner of the park, and the east gate were restored, and the scenery makes it easy for you to imagine what it was like in the Edo Period.
Shizuoka City, Aoi ku
TORO RUINS PARK IN SHIZUOKA CITY
The Toro historic Ruins bring the life of the agrarian culture of the Yayoi Period over 1,800 years ago.
Designated as a Place of Historical Importance.
〒422-8033 静岡県静岡市５丁目 登呂公園内
Shizuoka city, Suruga Ku, Toro, 5 Chome
FRUIT PARK IN HAMAMATSU CITY
The main entrance
The park is truly enormous and the car park is even bigger.
We realised that we had to limit this visit to the main attraction, the Tropical Fruit Dome!
The hall leading to the dome was full of information but the air-conditioning did not prepare us to the heat inside the dome!
By the way if you can read japanese check their HOMEPAGE as it will help you recognize some very strange fruit!
Insects and pests had better beware!
Outside the dome a cafe/restaurant will welcome you inside a beautiful park.
But actually the Tropical Fruit Park and the big park with ponds outside represent only one fourth of the whole complex!
You will have to plan half a day for a complete visit even with the help of a mini train!
Among others, you will discover fields of plum trees, orange trees, apple trees, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, kiwi fruit, almond trees, figs, peach trees, pomegranate trees, a field of nut trees including chestnuts and a lot more inside greenhouses and experiment fields!
This park will warrant a least a couple more visits to describe it all!
431-2102 Hamamatsu City, Kita Ku, Miyakoda Cho, 4263-1 (get down at Fruits Park Station on the Tenhama private Railway line. 10 minute walk)
Business hours: 09:00~16:30 (October~April), 09:00~17:00 (May~September)
KAKEGAWA FLOWERS & BIRDS PARK/KAKEGAWA KACHHOUEN
Kakegawa Flowers & Birds Park, or Kakegawa Kachouen in Japanese, is a rare park in Japan because it holds arguably the greatest collection of live owls in the country!
It is also well-equipped making the visit comfortable for wheelchairs and physically impaired tourists.
It is also within 15 minutes walking distance from Kakegawa JR Station.
The birds include owls of all origins and sizes, predators, penguins, emus, paradise birds, parakeets and more!
as for the flowers it includes a truly remakable collection of water lilies!
Bring your cameras!
436-0024 Kakegawa City,nanseigo, 1517
YAMAHA RESORT TSUMAGOI
Yamaha Resort Tsumagoi is a vast amusement and tourist resort including hotel, restaurants, hot spring baths and caters for all kinds of sports and activities over a very large area in Kakegawa City. It is also conveniently placed for eventual tourism in the region if you decide to spend a night or two there!
YAMAHA RESORT TSUMAGOI
436-0011 Shizuoka Prefecture, kakegawa City, Banzui, 2000
GRINPA AMUSEMENT PARK, SUSONO, SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE
A great complex at the foot of Mount Fuji with many attractions:
Fuji Subaru Line,
5th Station –Yoshida entrance
The 5th Station of Mt. Fuji is located on the side of Mt. Fuji. It is accessible by buses coming from various stations located at the foot of the mountain.
This is Japan’s uniquely Japanese amusement park. There are loads of rides and attractions for all ages at Fuji-Q Highland, including Guinness World Record holding roller coasters.
All in formations in English on their HOMEPAGE
NIJI NO SATO/RAINBOW VILLAGE in Shuzenji, Izu peninsula
This is a whole touristic area in Shuzenji, Izu peninsula, you can access by train from Mishima JR station, which includes a “British Village, a Canadian Village, a Japanese Garden, a Fairy Garden, a Takumi/crafts Village and Izu Village!
All in formation in English on their HOMEPAGE!
IZU ANIMAL KINGDOM IN IZU PENINSULA
A complex located on the west coast of Izu peninsula in Inatori (accessible by train) grouping an animal kingdom, sports zone, play zone, restaurants and shops!
IZU ANIMAL KINGDOM
Shizuoka Prefecture, Higashi izu, Inatori, 3344
HAMAMATSU FLOWER PARK
A recent addition to the City of Hamamatsu, the Hamamatsu Flower park is fast becoming an attraction famous nationwide!
Apart of magnificient flower gardens it also includes event spaces, restaurants and shops!
HAMAMATSU FLOWER PARK
431-1209 Hamamatsu City, Nishi Ku, Kanzanji Cho, 195
NIHONDAIRA ZOO in Shizuoka City
This first class zoo was entirely refurbished as part of a renewal scheme carried out between April 2007 and the end of March 2013 to ensure that visitors will always discover something new, no matter how many times they come. New animal exhibits were also opened up, such as Wild Animal House 299, a petting zoo, Flying Megadome and The Castle of the Mysterious Forest.
422-8005 Shizuka City, Suruga Ku, Ikeda, 1767-6