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Himeji Central Park
Himeji Central Park is a combined entertainment complex in Himeji, Hyogo, including a zoo and an amusement park. In the most popular safari area, you can do a drive-through safari tour which is pretty rare within Japan and see animals in their natural habitat from up close. There is also a walking safari where you can walk while feeding white lions and tigers. It's a facility where kids and adults can have fun all day long throughout the year, with an attraction park that features both real roller coaster rides as well as family-oriented attractions, swimming pools in summer and ice skating in winter.
- 1436-1 Toyotomicho Kodani, Himeji-shi, Hyogo
- Contact No.
- From JR Himeji Station, take Shinki Bus towards Himeji Central Park for 30 min.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 9:30‐18:00 (changes according to rides and seasons)
Closed: Wednesday (Closes irregularly during early December)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- Half day
- Admission fee
- 3,100 yen
- Other Information
- *Brochures available in English and Simplified Chinese
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
A Rare Thing in Japan: Drive Through Safari Park
Within the safari parks in Japan, this one is a rare drive-through style. Observing the animals from inside the car is pretty impressive. You can see animals like elephants, giraffes and baby white tigers from up close. Of course, there is also a bus that you can ride, in case you don't have a car.
Real Attraction Park: Enjoyable for Everyone from Couples to Families
The attraction park inside Himeji Central Park has many attractions that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults. The many rides include thrilling ones like the first roller coaster in Japan and free-falls to family-oriented ones like the giant ferris wheel. You could spend a whole day only in the attraction park.
Swimming Pool in Summer and Skating in Winter
Aside from the zoo and the attraction park, in the summer, you can also hang out in one of the biggest swimming pools in Japan, which includes a streaming pool, a kids pool and much more. You can enjoy leisure activities all year round like in the weather proof ice skating rink in winter.