Information

Opening times

Opening hours 9:00 – 16:30 (last entry at 16:00)
Closing days Every Monday (or the following weekday when a national holiday or a substituted public holiday falls on a Monday); 29th December to 1st of January of the following year

Prices

Prices

Adults (senior high school students and above→over 16 years old): 610 yen
Elementary school and junior high school students:150 yen (Free  preschoolers.)
Groups/Adults: 490 yen (for groups of 20 or more fee-paying visitors)
              Elementary school and junior high school students:120 yen
One year passport/Adult: 2,400 yen
              Elementary school and junior high school students: 600 yen

*Entrance is free for elementary school students and junior high school students who live  in Shizuoka City, or go to school in Shizuoka City, and who can provide their student ID.
* Proof of age required for free entrance of junior high school students (student ID, etc.)
* Free entry for visitors who present proof of being disabled or in rehabilitation, and free for one accompanying helper
*Admission is free for residents of Shizuoka City over the age of 70 upon presentation of a silver card or a document showing age and address

Parking charges Standard vehicle (per usage): 610 yen
Bus (per usage): 1,540 yen
Amusement park Auto-chair  Adults (one way): 100 yen
      Children (junior high school students): 50 yen
Rollerslider  Adults (one way): 200 yen
      Children (junior high school students): 100 yen
Animal Carousel/Animals playing in the water  All 300 yen/each
Small rides  All 100 yen/each

Getting here


By car
●From Tomei Shizuoka interchange
Get off at Tomei Expressway interchange. Turn right at the interchange exit, and right at the next traffic lights. After that, follow the signs to Nihondaira for about five kilometers (takes approximately 20 mins.).

●From Tomei Shimizu interchange
Get off at the Tomei Expressway Shimizu interchange. Get off at the Chiyoda-Agetsuchi interchange on Japan National Route 1 Seishin bypass. Turn left at the traffic lights at the exit. Go straight until you cross the bridge (Naganuma Ohashi), and turn right at the traffic lights (Ikeda). At the next lights (Hijirishiki) take a right (takes approximately 25 mins. in total).

●From Shin-Tomei Shin-Shizuoka interchange
Get off at the Shin-Tomei Expressway Shin-Shizuoka interchange. Go straight along Prefectural Road 74. Cross over the bridge (Naganuma Ohashi), and turn left at the traffic lights (Ikeda). At the next traffic lights (Hijiriisshiki) turn right (takes approximately 20 mins. in total).


By train or bus
10 mins. by Shizutetsu Justline Bus "Shizuoka Nihondaira-sen" from JR Higashi Shizuoka Station.
Shizuoka Nihondaira Line

JR Shizuoka Eki-mae (10 mins.) → JR Higashi Shizuoka Station South entrance (10 mins.) → Get off at Doubutsuen Iriguchi bus stop (5 mins. on foot)
Shizutetsu bus timetable and fare information

By Tomei Highway Bus
Approximately 10 mins. walk from Tomei Nihondaira

Information for groups

For visitors with young children

Entrance fee

Elementary school and junior high school students:150 yen (Free for preschoolers.)

*Entrance is free for elementary school students and junior high school students who live  in Shizuoka City, or go to school in Shizuoka City, and who can provide their student ID.

*Free for junior high school students upon presentation of proof of age (student ID, etc.)

Baby buggy for rent Rental point: Entrance gate/East gate
Charge: 300 yen per rent
*For use by infants younger than two years old capable of sitting upright
Nursing room ・Locations: Office, rest house, petting zoo, rest area next to amusement park, mountaintop area.
*Please make use of the bed when changing diapers (room is air conditioned).
Multipurpose restroom ・Locations: Entrance gate, rest rooms next to the office, visitor center, strolling area, Wild Animal House 299, rest house, petting zoo, central rest rooms, rest area next to amusement park
Children's rest rooms ・Locations: Rest rooms next to the office, visitor center, petting zoo
First aid room ・Location: Office
For use in case of a fall, injury or sickness when inside the zoo. Only household medicines and emergency procedures can be administered as no permanent doctor or nurse is present.
Lost and found ・Location: Office
In cases of lost or found property, please go to the office.
Missing children departmen ・Location: Office, attendants
If you find a missing child, or if you need to search for a missing child, please go to the office or contact a nearby attendant.
Location of coin lockers ・Location: Next to office

Visitors with proof of disability

Entrance fee Adults (senior high school students and above): 610 yen
* Free entry for visitors who present proof of being disabled or in rehabilitation, and free for one accompanying helper.
Wheelchair for rent ・Location: Office
Wheelchairs can be rented at no cost. Please inquire at the entrance. We operate a first-come first-served policy due to limited availability. Thank you for your understanding.
*Due to limited availability, we would appreciate it if groups could bring their own wheelchairs.
*There are no electric wheelchairs.
Parking spaces for disabled persons, etc. ・Location: Entrance car park, car park no. 3 *Parking discounts are not available.
Multipurpose restroom ・Locations: Entrance gate, rest room next to office, visitor center, strolling area, Wild Animal House 299, rest house, petting zoo, central rest rooms, rest area next to amusement park.
Guide dogs ・Assistance dogs, such as guide dogs, are permitted in the zoo.
First aid room ・Location: Office
For use in case of a fall, injury or sickness when inside the zoo. Only household medicines and emergency procedures can be administered as no permanent doctor or nurse is present.
Location of coin lockers ・Location: Next to office

Visitors over the age of 70

Entrance fee Adults (senior high school students and above): 610 yen
*Admission is free for residents of Shizuoka city over the age of 70 upon presentation of a silver card or a document showing age and address.
Wheelchair for rent ・Location: Office
Wheelchairs can be rented at no additional cost. Please inquire at the entrance. We operate a first-come first-served policy due to limited availability. Thank you for your understanding.
*Due to limited availability, we would appreciate it if groups could bring their own wheelchairs.
*There are no electric wheelchairs.
First aid room ・Location: Office
For use in case of a fall, injury or sickness when inside the zoo. Only household medicines and emergency procedures can be administered as no permanent doctor or nurse is present.
Location of coin lockers ・Location: Next to office

Visiting the zoo on rainy days

The all-weather indoor areas can be enjoyed in any weather.

Indoor facilities
Rest areas ・Rest area in front of giraffe house
・Rest area in petting zoo
・Rest area next to amusement park
・Rest house

AED (Automatic Electronic Defibrillator) location

Location ・Location: Management office
There is one AED (Automatic Electronic Defibrillator) inside the zoo.
In case of emergency, please contact a member of staff within the zoo.

Requests to our customers (zoo etiquette)

●Please refrain from using flash photography as it upsets the animals.
●Dogs, cats and other pets are not permitted in the zoo.
  *Please leave them attended at home.
●Balls, balloons and other play equipment may not be brought in to the zoo.
●Do not feed the animals.
●Preserve the fine appearance of the zoo by dealing with trash, etc.
●When viewing the animals, show consideration for small children and customers in wheelchairs.
●Roller shoes are not permitted in the park as they may disturb other visitors.
●moking is not permitted in the zoo.

●Regarding usage of the Rollerslider

  • Individuals of elementary school age and above may use the Rollerslider unaccompanied.
  • Infants may use the Rollerslider with an accompanying guardian.
  • Objects may not be taken onto the slide.
  • Scarves, mufflers and other headgear that may wind around your neck are not permitted
  • Footwear that may get caught or stuck in the rollers (rubber shoes, sandals, high heels, roller shoes, etc.) is not permitted. Usage of the slide when barefoot or in socks is not permitted.
  • Start when given the signal by a member of staff.
  • Sit on the mat correctly when sliding.
  • Hold onto the slide rail throughout.
      *Gloves are available for rent. Use your hands to control the speed. Do not accelerate.
  • Do not lie face down or stand up when on the slide.
  • Leave a space so as not to hit the person in front of you when sliding.
  • Do not stop, go backwards, cause annoyance to others, or act dangerously when using the slide
  • If you come to a stop during usage, use one of the established escape zones.
  • Pay attention to any signals made by the staff during usage.
  • 14) Please be aware that individuals who do not use the slide in line with these guidelines will be held responsible in case of accident or injury.
    * To guardians riding double on the slide *

【Maintain the double-rider position throughout.】

  • There is a risk of injury, such as broken bones, if a child opens their legs when sliding and comes into contact with the wall. Make sure that children keep their legs straight. Children who cannot maintain the correct position will not be permitted.
  • 17) Sliding at high speeds is dangerous. There is a risk that sudden braking may cause the child to be ejected forwards. Control your speed and slide with sufficient caution.
    *Young children may get their legs caught up in the rollers or under the mat if they do not maintain the correct position. If that happens, there is the risk of injury, such as broken bones. Refrain from using the slide with children younger than three years of age

【Contact details】
Shizuoka Municipal Nihondaira ZooTelephone: +81-(0)54-262-3251
Address: 1767-6 Ikeda, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-City, Shizuoka, 422-8005, Japan

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