Shizuoka Municipal Nihondaira Zoo

This zoo in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City is known as one of the leading zoos in the country with almost 700 animals covering 160 species. The pens have been built to resemble the animal's natural habitat and include a wide variety of facilities including the Penguin House, the Red Panda House, and the Wild Animal House where you can watch the animals from up close. The popular Flying Megadome and Petting Zoo also draw large crowds.

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Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Ikeda 1767-6 map map Map
9:00-16:30(Last entryHours16:00)
every MondaySunday(Public holiday, substitute public holiday the following weekday), New Year's Holiday(12/29-1/1)
[Admission fee]
[Elementary/Junior High School Students]150yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
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Not available
English Menu
Available (English guide map available in the park)
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 1, 2020 (Information as of May 29, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (indoor facilities such as Beast Museum 299)
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • So much fun for kids
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.04.27
    We had a great time watching the seals. And there was a huge slide which was fun too. It is like a roller slide from the top of the mountain.
  • Feeling so real!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.01.15
    The most characteristic feature of this zoo is that you can see animals at a very close distance with only ¥610 (almost 5.5 US$) . There are many sections of animals depending on the category, like...
  • Small cages, yet a big parking lot?
    1.0 Reviewed : 2018.10.06
    I wish I could write a zero star revieq, because the experience was so horrible. Animals have barely any space to move, monkey cages are tiny, they barely had any space to move not to say run or jump...

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