The most famous Safari Park in Japan, Fuji Safari Park（富士サファリパーク）
The most famous Safari Park in Japan which locates near Mt. Fuji. You could see many animals both in Safari and Fureai Zone (coming into contact with cute animals) with your family.
In Safari Zone, you can drive your own car or ride Safari bus – Many families prefer Safari bus because we can see zoo keepers give meals to animals such as lions, tigers at very close range.
In Fureai Zone, late spring such as late April or early May might be the best season for all families.
You can hold a baby of lion or tiger who have been delivered early spring. They are baby but already big enough… they are almost the same size of medium dog. also they are very strong so small kids under 4 – 5 years old cannot hold the babies. But you can take photos with the babies and realize that such babies will glow up soon and become a beast.
Animal babies hold is very famous and popular so it is recommended to check Fuji Safari Park website frequently from early spring to see what kind of baby animals can be held and when. Once you fix a date to visit, it is better to reach the gate of the Park before open time (30min to 1 hrs prior to open time) and wait. When the gate opens, you go straight to Fureai Zone and get reservation ticket of the day. The number of families who can hold the babies in a day is limited – if you miss the ticket you won’t hold the babies.
Fuji Safari Park is 2 hours from Tokyo or 3 hours from Nagoya by car. Around 100 min by train to the nearest train station (You can catch a bus from the station to the Park.)
English website is also available https://www.fujisafari.co.jp/en/
Address: 2255-27 Fujiwara Suyamaaza Susono shi Shizuoka ken
Admission Hours (Open daily throughout the year.)
From Mar.11 to Oct.31 9:00 to 16:30
From Nov.1 to Mar.10 10:00 to 15:30
Budget: Adults (high school students and older) 2,700yen
Children (ages 4 to junior high school students) 1,500yen
Senior discount (ages 65 and older) 2,000yen
・For groups of 15 or more : Adults 2,000yen / Children 1,000yen
・Rates for persons with disabilities : Visitors with disabilities are admitted at half price. (Please be ready to present your disability certificate)
・Parking is free.
Credit card: Yes. JCB, VISA, Master Card, Diners Club, TS CUBIC, UC Card, Discover Card, American Express are accepted.