関西在住の外国人家族のための遊び場情報サイトです。
This website is to provide information about Kansai to foreign families.

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Animals & Marine Life in Kansai

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Osaka
Tennoji Zoo

天王寺動物園

Recently renovated, the zoo is a pleasant place to visit with the family.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-108 Chausuyama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka
大阪市天王寺区茶臼山町1-108
06-6771-8401
URL
ACCESS
5 min. walk from Subway/JR Tennoji Stn.
(Dobutsuenmae/Tennoji)
min.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (16-) ¥500
Child Free
HOURS
9:30-5:00 Last entry at 4:00
July-Aug 9:30-9:00
HOLIDAY
Monday or the following day if it is a holiday.
Dec. 29th-Jan. 1st
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Stroller ¥300 or Animal-Shaped Stroller ¥500
Wheelchair
Restaurant/Shop
Parking ¥1 200/day
INFOMATION
★Tennoji Park
★Tennoji Park Greenhouse & Garden
★Osaka Municipal Museum of Art

Satsukiyama Zoo in Ikeda

五月山動物園

It is the smallest zoo in Japan but has a large park & is a good place to go for a hike.
The wombat from Australia is a popular animal to see.

ADDRESS/TEL
2 Satsukigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka
池田市綾羽2-5-33
072-752-7082
URL
ACCESS
Take Hankyu Takarazuka Line & get off Ikeda Stn.
Take the bus to Satsukyama Taiikukan Mae.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOURS
9:15-6:15
HOLIDAY
Tuesday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Parking ¥200 for 2 hours
There is a gym, golf course, temple and a domed pool nearby.

Aquarium Kaiyukan

海遊館

Life in the Pacific Ocean is shown in 15 water tanks. It has one of the world's largest tanks. There are special exhibitions & events. A visit to the aquarium is well worth a visit.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-1-10 Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka
大阪市港区海岸通1-1-10
06-6576-5501
URL
ACCESS
Take the Midosuji Subway Line to Honmachi & transfer to the Chuo Subway Line & get off at Osakako Stn. or take the JR Line from Osaka to Osakako Stn.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (16-) ¥2 000
Child (7-15) ¥900
Toddler (4-6) ¥400
HOURS
10:00-8:00 Last entry at 7:00
It differs each season
HOLIDAY
Wednesday or Thursday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair
Baby care room/Baby stroller rental
Coin locker/Museum Shop
Restaurant/Cafe
First aid station
Parking ¥180 for 30 min.
INFOMATION
Market Place, Hotel Seagull Tempozan Osaka, Giant Ferris Wheel, Suntory Museum & sightseeing cruises on a motorized Santa Maria. There is a small boat that goes between Tempozan & Universal Studios Japan.

Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary

南港野鳥園

A popular biirdwatching spot in Osaka Bay. Guidance by a wild bird specialist is available.
You can enjoy watching a variety of birds in their natural habitat.

ADDRESS/TEL
1456-2 Shiraki, Kanan-cho, Minamikawachi-gun, Osaka
大阪市住之江区南港北3-5-30
06-6613-5556
URL 
ACCESS
From Bentencho Stn. on the JR Loop Line, take the Chuo Subway Line & get off at Trade Centre Mae Stn. It is a 10 min. walk from the station.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOURS
9:30-5:00
HOLIDAY
Wednesday or the following day if it is a holiday & New Year's.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Bicycle (free)
Fixed telescope ・・・ ¥100 (three minutes)
Rental Binoculars/¥300 (Use them freely in the belvedere. )
Free Parking

Misaki Park Zoo

みさき公園動物園

There are huge & wild animals & a small petting zoo. The dolphin show is very popular.

ADDRESS/TEL
3990 Tannowa, Misaki-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka
大阪府泉南郡岬町淡輪3990
072-492-1005
URL 
ACCESS
50 min. on the Nankai Line from Nanba to Misaki Park Stn.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (13-) ¥1 300
Child (3-12) ¥700
It differs for each facility.
(No event day)
Adult (13-) ¥1 000
Child (3-12) ¥500)
HOURS
9:30-5:00
It differs each season.
HOLIDAY
Tuesday or the following day if it is a holiday.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair
Baby care room/Baby stroller rental
Restaurant/Lunch Area
Parking ¥1 200/day
INFOMATION
There are a zoo, a pool, an amusement park and a dolphin show.

Osaka Fumin Bokujo in Nose

おおさか府民牧場

You can make butter or milk a cow. There is a petting zoo & pony rides. There are different seasonal events.

ADDRESS/TEL
110 Hirano, Nose-cho, Toyono-gun, Osaka
大阪府豊能郡能勢町平野110
0727-34-0220
URL
ACCESS
Take the Hankyu Takarazuka Line from Umeda Stn. to Kawanishinoseguchi Stn. It takes about 25 min. Then take the Nose Line to Yamashita Stn. & Hankyu Bus to Katayamaguchi.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (16-) ¥500
Child Free
HOURS
10:00-5:00
Nov.-Feb. 10:00-4:00
HOLIDAY
Tuesday or the following day if it is a holiday.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Baby Care Room/Strollers
Wheelchair
Restaurant/Shop
Parking ¥600/day
★Barbecue area
★Horseback riding

World Ranch in Minamikawachi-gun

ワールド牧場

Small animals like horses and dolphins etc. are kept here. Some of them are in a petting area so the children can play with them. There are a lot of dogs in the dog village. You can try milking a cow or shearing a sheep's hair or playing with the dolphin.
There are log cabins for overnight rental.

ADDRESS/TEL
1456-2 Shiraki, Kanan-cho, Minamikawachi-gun, Osaka
大阪府南河内郡河南町白木1456-2
0721-93-6655 
URL
ACCESS
Take the Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line & get off at Tondabayashi Stn. Then take the shuttle bus or Kongo Bus to Sakurazaka.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult ¥1 000
Child (3-12) ¥500
Pet ¥500
HOURS
10:00-5:30
It differs each season & day.
HOLIDAY
Tuesday or the following day if it is a holiday.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Baby Care Room/Strollers
Wheelchair
Restaurant/Shop
Parking ¥1 000/day
Spa, golf, horseback riding, fishing & athletic ground.

Kyoto
Kyoto City Zoo

京都市動物園

There are museums and cultural facilities in the same area.This zoo is the second oldest in Japan.There is a small petting zoo and a popular library.

ADDRESS/TEL
Okazakikoennai, Okazakihoshoji, Sakyou-ku, Kyoto
京都市左京区岡崎法勝寺町
075-771-0210
URL
ACCESS
10 min. from Higashiyama Stn. or Keage Stn. on the Tozai Subway Line.
Take the Kyoto City Bus #5, #32 or #100 and get off at Dobutsuenmae Stop.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (High School Student-) ¥500
Junior High School Student ¥300
Child Free
HOURS
9:00-5:00 (Mar-Nov)
9:00-4:30 (Dec-Feb)
HOLIDAY
Monday or the following day if it is a holiday & New Year's.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Stoller ¥200
Wheelchair
No parking

Miyazu Aquarium

宮津水族館

Children can play with some sea animals in some small pools. The aquarium has an energy exhibition room that shows how electricity runs the big water tanks to provide a safe environment for fish.

ADDRESS/TEL
1001 Aza Oda Shukuno, Miyazu, Kyoto
京都府宮津市字小田宿野1001
0772-25-2026
URL
ACCESS
Take the Kitakinki Tango Line & get off at Miyazu Stn.
Approx. 15 min. from Miyazu Stn. by taxi.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (16-) ¥300
Child (7-15) ¥150
HOURS
9:00-5:00
HOLIDAY
Thursday or the following day if it is a holiday & New Year's.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Cafe
Souvenir shop
Free parking
Amanohashidate nearby.

Hyogo
Oji Zoo in Kobe

王子動物園

We can see the pandas up close as well as 200 kinds of other animals. There is a small petting zoo too. The anniversary of the opening is March 21st. Entrance into the zoo is free on that day.

ADDRESS/TEL
3-1 Oji-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe
神戸市灘区王子町3-1
078-861-5624
URL
ACCESS
5 min. walk from the JR Nada Stn.
3 min. walk from Hankyu Oji Park Stn.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult ¥600
Junior High School Student ¥200
HOURS
9:00-5:00 (Mar. - Oct.) Last entry at 4:30
9:00-4:30 (Nov. - Feb.) Last entry at 4:00
HOLIDAY
Wednesday or the following day if it is a holiday & New Year's.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair
Baby care room/Stroller rental
Restaurant/Souvenir shop/Lunch area
Parking ¥800 for 3 hours
INFOMATION
Small amusement park
There are a lot of events.

Himeji Central Park

姫路セントラルパーク

You can closely see about 30 kinds of animals in the safari park by car or in the zoo. You can ride a pony, pet small animals and feed them.

ADDRESS/TEL
1436-1 Kamitani, Toyotomi-cho, Himeji, Hyogo
兵庫県姫路市豊富町神谷
0792-64-1611
URL
ACCESS
25 min. from JR Himeji Stn. to Central Park by bus.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Admission to safari & amusement park
Junior High School Student & older ¥2 700
Elementary School Student ¥1 700
Toddler (3-5) ¥1 000
HOURS
10:00-4:00
It differs each season.
HOLIDAY
Wednesday
Spring/Winter/GW-No holiday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Emergency Room
Wheelchair (Free)
Baby care room/Stroller rental
Restaurant/Souvenir shop/Lunch area
Parking ¥1 000/day
Pool
Amusement Area
A Sheep Dog show
Free ice skating class in the winter.

Takarazuka Garden Fields

宝塚ガーデンフイールズ

There is a British garden and pet park. A lot of dogs play in the park.

ADDRESS/TEL
1 Sakae-cho, Takarazuka, Hyogo
宝塚市栄町1
0797-85-6210
URL
ACCESS
8 min. walk from Takarazuka Stn. on the Hankyu Takarazuka Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (16-)¥600
Child ¥300
There is a charge for each attraction.
HOURS
10:00-5:00 It differs with each facility.
HOLIDAY
Wednesday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Restaurant/Cafe
Parking free for fist hour then ¥100 for 20 min.
INFORMATION
Takarazuka Musical Revue is nearby.
Tezuka osamu museum nearby.

Rokko Mountain Ranch

六甲山牧場

Dairy cows and sheep wander around in the pasture as if there were in the Alps. Children can pet cows, sheep and other domestic animals. The manufacturing process of cheese can be seen in the Kobe Cheese Pavillion. At the Dream Atelier, the cheese process, cheese dishes, dairy products and wool crafts can be experienced.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-1 Nakaichiriyama, Rokkosan-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe
神戸市灘区六甲山町中一里山1‐1
078-891-0280
URL 
ACCESS
On Saturdays, Sundays & National holidays from Apr-Nov. there is a shuttle bus from Hankyu Rokko Stn. to the Rokko Mountain Ranch.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult ¥500
Student (6-15) ¥200
HOURS
9:00-5:00 (Last entry at 4:30)
It differs each season.
HOLIDAY
No holiday from March to November.
Wednesday or the following day if it is a holiday, from December to February.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair
Baby care room
Restaurant/Souvenir shop/Lunch area
Parking ¥500/day

Suma Aquarium

神戸市立須磨海浜水族園

Children can feel sea urchins & starfish, watch dolphins jumping & sea otters being fed.
After visiting the Suma Aqualife Park, enjoy a walk on Suma Beach or go to the small amusement park nearby.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-3-5 Wakamiya-cho, Suma-ku, Kobe
神戸市須磨区若宮町1-3-5
078-731-7301
URL 
ACCESS
From JR Suma Stn. or JR & Subway Shinnaga Stn. take the City Bus #81 & get off at Sumasuizokukan stop.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (18-)¥1,300
Student (15-17)¥800
Elementary & Junior High Student ¥500
Toddler (under 5) Free
HOURS
9:00-5:00 Last entry at 4:00
GW/Summer 9:00-8:00
HOLIDAY
Wednesday & New Year's.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair (Free)
Baby care room/Stroller rental
Restaurant/Museum shop
Parking ¥600 for 2 hours

Himeji Zoo

姫路動物園

It is a small zoo with a variety of small animals. It is near the east side of the World Heritage Himeji Castle.

ADDRESS/TEL
68 Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo
兵庫県姫路市本町68
0792−84−3636
URL
ACCESS
15 min. walk from JR Himeji Stn.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult ¥200
Child ¥30
HOURS
9:00-5:00 (Last entry at 4:30)
HOLIDAY
New Year's.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Stroller rental
Restaurant/Souvenir shop/Lunch area
Parking ¥1 000/day
★Himeji Castle

Himeji Aquarium

姫路水族館

It is known for the breeding of sea turtles & its research of aquatic insects.

ADDRESS/TEL
姫路市西延末440(手柄山中央公園内)
0792-97-0321
URL
ACCESS
From JR Shinkansen Himeji Stn. take a bus & get off at Bunka Centre Mae.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (16-) ¥200
Student (5-15) ¥30
HOURS
9:00-5:00 Last entry at 4:30
HOLIDAY
New Year's
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair
Museum shop
Parking ¥600 for 2 hours

Kinosaki Marine World

城崎マリンワールド

You can see the penguins walking on the road & dolphin and seal shows. There are 4 restaurants and tours on a cabin cruiser.

ADDRESS/TEL
1090 Seto, Toyooka, Hyogo
兵庫県豊岡市瀬戸1090
0796-28-2300
URL
ACCESS
From Osaka, take the JR Saninsen Express train: approx 2 hr. & 30 min. Get off at Kinosaki Stn.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (16-) ¥2 310
Student (7-15) ¥1 150
Infant (4-6) ¥570
HOURS
9:00-5:00 Last entry at 4:30
HOLIDAY
New Year's.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair
Museum shop
Parking ¥600 for 2 hours

Awaji Farm Park

淡路ファームパーク

Animals from around England & Australia are seen here. There are over 10 000 kinds of flowers in the garden, about 1 685 plants, 1 200 kinds of seeds and 10 000 trees. A tropical plant from Brazil is exhibited.

ADDRESS/TEL
1401 Yagiyogikami, Minamiawaji, Hyogo
兵庫県南あわじ市八木養宜上1401
0799-43-2626
URL
ACCESS
On Awaji Island
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (13-) ¥800
Child (4-12) ¥400
HOURS
10:00-5:00
It differs each season.
HOLIDAY
No holiday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair
Baby care room/ Stroller rental
Restaurant/Souvenir shop/Lunch area

Nara
Kashihara City Insectarium

橿原昆虫館

Insects all over the world can be seen.
There are many rooms to experience the different insects.

ADDRESS/TEL
624 Minamiyama-cho, Kashihara, Nara
In Kaguyama Park.
奈良県橿原市南山町624
0744-24-7246
URL
ACCESS
15 min. walk from Yamadakitaguchi Bus Stop.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult ¥400
Student ¥300
Child ¥100
HOURS
9:30-5:00
HOLIDAY
Mondaysor the following day if it is a holiday.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
★Manyo No Oka Sport Park nearby

Wakayama
Adventure World

アドベンチャーワールド

It is a large safari park with a marine world, small zoo & an amusement centre that can be also visited on a rainy day. Wild animals can be seen in their "natural habitat". The twin pandas at the safari park, the penguins & otters at marine world & the dolphins, whales & sea lions at the marine show are very popular.

ADDRESS/TEL
2399 Katata, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama
和歌山県西牟婁郡白浜町堅田2399
TEL:0739-43-3333
URL
ACCESS
Approx. 1 hr. 50min. from Osaka to Kainan Stn. on the JR Kiseihonsen Express Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
【Annual Pass】
Adult ¥12 000
Junior High & High School Student ¥8 000
Child (4 years-Elementary School Student) ¥6 000
【1 Day Pass】
Adult ¥3 800
Junior High & High School Student ¥3 000
Child (4 years-Elementary School Student) ¥2 300
Senior (60 years-) ¥3 400
Play Zone/There is a charge for the use of each facility.
HOURS
10:00-5:00
It differs each season.*Opening Hours may change during holiday season.
9:30-5:00 Jan.1st.-3rd.
HOLIDAY
Wednesday It's better to check the schedule.
It differs each season .
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair 
Baby care room/Baby stroller rental
Restaurant/Souvenir Shop/Hotel/Spa
Emergency room
Pet space ¥1 000 for dog/day
Zoo
Parking¥1 000/day
INFORMATION
Marine World/Safari World
Panda World/Penguin World
You can take a walking tour, cart tour, jeep tour, bus tour or cycling tour.

Wakayama Zoo

和歌山公園動物園

It is in the Wakayama Castle Park. There are 84 kinds of birds & 47 kinds of mammals here.

ADDRESS/TEL
3 Nanabanncho, Wakayama
和歌山市七番丁3
073-424-8635
URL
ACCESS
15 min. walk from Wakayamashi Stn. on the Nankai Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOURS
9:00-4:00
HOLIDAY
No holiday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Wheelchair 
Baby care room/Baby stroller rental
Restaurant/Souvenir Shop
Parking ¥350 for 2 hours
INFOMATION
Wakayama Castle
Wakayama Modern Museum

Kushimoto Marine Park

串本海中公園

The coral and the colourful fish produce a beautiful spectacle in the sea.
There is an underwater observatory, tours by boat, diving tours & diving courses.

ADDRESS/TEL
1157 Arita, Kushimoto-cho, Nishimurou-gun, Wakayama
和歌山県西牟婁郡串本町有田1157
0735-62-1122
URL
ACCESS
Approx. 3 hr. 15 min. from Osaka on the JR Express Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (High School Student-) ¥1 500
Elementary & Junior High School Student ¥700
Toddler (3 years & above) ¥200
HOURS
10:00-5:00 (Last entry at 4:00)
It differs each season.
HOLIDAY
No holiday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Parking Free

Taiji Whale Museum

くじらの博物館

There is information on the history of whale fishing from the past 400 years. Tools used in whale fishing and skeletons of whales are on display. Four kinds of dolphins are bred here. Twice a day visitors can feed the dolphins for a fee.

ADDRESS/TEL
2934-2 Oaza Taiji,Taiji-cho, Higashimurou-gun, Wakayama
和歌山県東牟婁郡太地町大字太地2934-2
TEL: 0735-59-2400
URL
ACCESS
On the JR Kinokuni Line to Kiikatsuura Stn. & take a 20 min. bus ride to the museum.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (High School Student-) ¥ 1050
Elementary & Junior High School Student ¥630
Toddler (3 years-) ¥210
HOURS
8:30-5:00 (Last entry at 4:00)
It differs each season.
HOLIDAY
No holiday
FACILITIES/SERVICES