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Tobu Zoo opened in 1981 as the 80th anniversary project of Tobu Railway. It is a popular hybrid theme park, comprised of a zoo, an attraction park and a swimming pool in an area of 530,000 sq. meters. There are so many ways to have fun, because of all the different kinds of activities and highlights packed into one space! You can either take it slow while watching the animals or enjoy all the different attractions. Everybody, from children to adults, can surely have a great time visiting this park.
- 110 Suka, Miyashiro, Minamisaitama-gun, Saitama
- Contact No.
- 10-min walk from Tobu Dobutsu-koen Station on Tobu Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Closed on Mon and Tue from Dec to Feb (excluding public holidays and during winter break), closed on Mon in June (excluding public holidays)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- Half to full day
- Admission fee
- Adults 1,700 yen, children 700 yen, seniors 1,000 yen (4,800 yen for 1 day pass, etc.)
- Best time to see
- Tobu Zoo Winter Illumination: 17:00-20:00 from Oct 31-Feb 14 *May change depending on the year.
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White Tiger: Symbol of Tobu Zoo
The symbol of Tobu Zoo is the white tiger. These white tigers, native to India, are so rare that there are only 30 of them in all Japan. Exhibited in a glass cage, go take a look at the powerful white tiger.
From Fierce to Fluffy
You can see all kinds of animals, from fierce, wild ones with dynamic movements to small, fluffy creatures that will soothe your mind when you see and touch them. Popular activities are the alpaca's snacking time (additional fee applies) inside the "interactive forest" or picture-taking with the snowy owl.
Over 35 Attractions
At Tobu Zoo, there are over 35 attractions of various kinds, from thrilling rides to mellow rides that can be enjoyed by children. No matter your age, you can spend an entire day without getting bored!
Roller Coaster "Kawasemi" and "Regina"
Signature attractions are the over-water roller coaster Kawasemi (kingfisher) and over-water wooden roller coaster Regina. The up-and-down swift movements of Kawasemi is indeed just like a kingfisher. On Regina, which means the queen of fear, you can experience the typical rocking of a wooden ride and a thrill you cannot experience elsewhere.
This area inside the attraction park is themed after a lively farm, where humans and animals live together in harmony. The area is like a charming world out of a picture book, with "Mr. Coquette's seeding airplane" and "Pirate Butahige's spinning tugboat".
Illumination in Winter
The Tobu Zoo Winter Illumination held during winter holds the second spot out of all the illumination in Saitama prefecture. A fantastic, lively atmosphere is created using projections of giant shapes created using LED lights and cylinder-shaped LED effects, music, screens and light.