Kinkazan Squirrel Village

The Kinkazan Squirrel Village preserves the nature around it and is blessed with a sunny, green environment. It was the first squirrel village in Japan at its founding in 1965. You can feed the squirrels by entering the cage, putting on leather gloves and giving food to the tame squirrels. Right next to Kinkazan Ropeway’s Sancho Station.

Spot details

Gifu Prefecture Gifu City Kanghwa Mountain peak map map Map
9:30-16:30(Last entry16:15)
open everyday (closed if ropeway is closed)
[Entrance fee]
[Children]300yen(Elementary School Students over 4 years old)
*100yen discount when you present the ropeway round trip ticket for this Sunday
Parking Lot
※Gifu Park municipal parking lot 1spaces310yen
Credit Card
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Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Baby car not allowed
Pet friendly
Guide dogs not allowed

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Unethical
    1.0 Reviewed : 2019.09.05
    Squirrels are forest dwellers.xa0So its certainly NOT OK to keep these wild animals in a small gated area, to be continually handled and touched by humans, pure for money.A DISGRACE
  • Charming little stopover
    4.0 Reviewed : 2018.06.28
    Went there with our grand daughter while in Gifu Park. Have to take the cable car to get to the park (you can hike up if you are really fit) Inexpensive, the attendants are very helpful and while the...
  • Relaxing
    5.0 Reviewed : 2017.04.29
    I really enjoyed my time here. The squirrels are super cute and the interaction with them very soothing to the soul.

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