Nov/16, 2019 - Mar/31, 2020 Capybara Onsen (Hot Springs) in Saitama3.2
from 11/16 '19 to 3/31 '20
"Saitama Children's Zoo" in Saitama Prefecture, in addition to a "zoo" where you can enjoy horseback riding and feeding experiences, this is a park full of facilities where parents and children can play all day, such as "Minna no Hiroba (everyone's square)" with athletics and jyabu-jyabu pond.
Capybara is the largest in rats and grows to about 60 kg becoming an adult.
They are good at swimming, and escape into the water as soon as they feel danger. "Capybara Onsen" in winter is popular in this garden.
Until March 31st, "Footbath (Ashiyu) experience (paid)" is enforced where you can see capybara closely while soaking in.
Relax with footbath while feeling close to Capybara. Let's get cozy together with Capybara.
November 16th, 2019 (Saturday) to late-March, 2020
From 14:00 to 16:15
Admission Time 9:00〜16:30
Capybara - Wallaby Square
Address : 554 Iwado, Higashi-Matsuyama City, Saitama
In the pasture area there is a rock bath, where you can observe the capybara soaking in the bath looking cozy. We also use hot water heated by solar energy.
5 Main Events
(1) Foot Bath experience
Contents: You can enter the pasture area where usually visitors are prohibited, and you can watch capybara in front of your eyes while warming at the foot bath.
Dates : Fri, Sat, Sun
Time: 14:30 to 15:30 (Experience time is about 15 minutes) Ticket sales start at 14:15 at the entrance of Capybara - Wallaby Square
Number of sales: Limited 12 per day
Price: 500 yen, footbath hot spring certificate and special towel included
Adult (high school students and older) 520 yen (group 420 yen)
Child (elementary and junior high school student) 210 yen (group 170 yen)
About 30 minutes on foot, from Tobu Tojo Line Takasaka Station
From Tobu Tojo Line Takasaka Station, take the bus to Hatoyama New Town (Adult 190 yen (cash fare): about 5 minutes), and get off at "Kodomo Dobutsu Shizen Koen (Saitama Children's Zoo)" bus stop.
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Airport/Sta.Kosaka Sta. (about 2.1km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
4.04 months ago
Large zoo which is great for kids as the name suggests. In addition to the animals there is also play equipment and a wading pool. Quite large so be prepared for some walking.
5.010 months ago
It's so much fun! Before going there, I was expecting it to be pretty small and to get around in about 2 hours at a stretch but it's huge. You could just enjoying walking around the place but there are loads of things to do. The admission price is cheap (seemingly too cheap - I thought I had heard the wrong price) and the animals seem happy and well looked after. As well as the animals there are other things to do like the adventure playground, shops and some really good food vans as well (see photo). I am going to recommend it to everyone!
4.02 months ago
Smaller animals so very enjoyable for younger children.
4.0a year ago
It's got a great patting area and the milking cows and penguin area are great too, so is the playground. There is a ride around the park which was short but nice. The grounds are quite big signage could be better. There weren't that many animals or perhaps I lost time finding my way around. Nonetheless my daughter and I loved it! Admission was very cheap too, preschoolers free.
5.0a year ago
this is by far the best zoo to take children to in Japan that I visited so far. It has lots of Hands-On exhibits, and many enclosures that you can walk around inside of with the animals. Of course, these are only with safe animals, like kangaroos and wallabies.it's large enough for all animals to seem comfortable with the amount of space they have, and there are plenty of different play and rest areas for both older and little ones. There's a park in the center of the zoo where kids can play on a slide, and it ropes course we're larger kids and adults can test their strength and endurance on a good weather day. Parking is cheap, around 600 Yen a day. It is definitely worth checking out if you're in the area. I drove about an hour to get there, and we'll be doing the same again many times in the future. If you get a yearly pass, the price works out to the cost of the visits, so if you plan to go more than 3 times it's worth getting.