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Let’s Go to See White Fluffy Animal Alpaca! 7 Accessible Parks from Tokyo

In Japan, Alpaca became famous animal because of a TV commercial. Big rounded eyes, tall and slender body and very fluffy hair! Let me introduce 7 places you can see adorable alpaca!

#1. Nasu Alpaca Farm – Tochigi

Nasu Alpaca Farm
Photo Credit: Kentaro Ohno@flickr.com

Nasu Alapaca Farm (Japanese: 那須アルパカ牧場) is located in Nasu, Tochigi prefecture. It is probably the most famous alpaca park in Kanto area since it is the first alpaca farm in Japan and there are about 400 alpaca in the area!

Alpaca in the TV commercial lives in this park so you can actually see her. Also, you can do walking with alpaca by paying 500 JPY. Walking with fluffy alpaca in rich nature of Nasu area must be so much fun and refreshing!

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Nasu Alpaca Farm

Address : 1083 Oshima Nasu-machi Nasu-gun, Tochigi 329-3223

Access : You better take rental car or use taxi.
From JR Kuroiso station, it is about 28km.
From JR Nasu-Shiobara station, it is about 35km.
From JR Shin-Shirakawa station, it is about 15km.

Opening Hours : 10:00am ~ 4:00pm
*Closed on Thursdays

Fee : 800 JPY (Adult)、600JPY (High school and Jr. High), 400JPY (Child age over 5 years old

Phone : +81(0)287-77-1197

Website: Nasu Alpaca Farm (Japanese) 

 

#2. Mother Farm – Chiba

 

Mother Farm - Chiba

Mother Farm (Japanese: マザー牧場) is located in Chiba prefecture. It is one of the most famous farm in Japan and they have alpaca area. It is easily accessible from Tokyo so many families will be seen on weekends.

They have an hour tour called “Mother farm tour” going all over the area by bus (Adult 1200 JPY, Child 700 JPY) . You will visit alpaca area in the tour and you can actually feed them!

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Mother Farm

Address : 940-3 Takura Futtsu, Chiba 299-1601

Access : Free Shuttle is available from JR Kimizu station. Reservation required. Call 0439-37-3211 to make a reservation by 4:00pm on the day before you visit.

Opening Hours :
Feb. – Nov. 9:00am ~ 5:00pm (Weekends), 9:30am ~ 4:30pm (Weekdays)
Dec. – Jan. 9:30am ~ 4:00pm (Weekends), 10:00am ~ 4:00pm (Weekdays)

Fee : 1500 JPY (over 13 years old), 800 JPY (4~12 years old)

Phone : +81(0)439-37-3211

Website : Mother Farm

 

#3. Tobu Zoo – Siatama

Tobu Zoo - Siatama

Tobu Zoo (Japanese: 東武動物公園) is located in Saitama prefecture. Theme park is located next to the zoo area and there is a famous wooden made roller coaster!

The zoo is well known as where alpaca couple is raised and recently they had adorable newborn baby-alpaca as you see in the picture above. Her name is “Paca-maru”! They will be on animal performance stage depending on the weather!

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Tobu Zoo

Address : 110 Suka Miyasiro-machi Minami-Saitama Saitama 3450831

Access : 10 minutes walk or 5 minutes bus ride from Tobu Dobutsu Koen Station

Opening Hours: 10:00am ~ 4:30pm (Subject to seasonal change)

Fee : 1700 JPY (over 13 years old), 700 JPY (over 3 years old)

Phone: +81(0)480-93-1200

Website: Tobu Zoo

 

#4. Ostrich Kingdom Ishioka Farm – Ibaraki

Ostrich Kingdom Ishioka Farm - Ibaraki
Photo Credit: Ostrich Kingdom Ishioka Farm

Ostrich Kingdom Ishioka Farm (Japanese: 石岡ダチョウ王国) is located in Ibaraki prefecture and actually the main animal there is “ostriches”. But there are some other animals such as alpaca, sheep, capybara and pigs.

In the farm, you can actually feed them not only ostriches and also alpacas. There is blueberry farm next to the farm and blueberry picking will be available on every June.

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Ostrich Kingdom Ishioka Farm

Address : 14052 Han-no-ki Ishioka-shi, Ibaraki

Access : 20 minutes taxi ride from JR Ishioka train station.

Opening Hours : 10:00am ~ 5:00pm

Fee : 900 JPY (over 13 years old), 600 JPY (over 3 years old)

Phone : +81(0)299-23-2245

Website : Ostrich Kingdom Ishioka Farm (Japanese) 

 

#5. Akagi Kronenberg – Gunma

Akagi Kronenberg - Gunma

Akagi Kronenberg (Japanese:赤城クローネンベルグ) is located in Gunma prefecture. The park is filled with rich nature and all buildings are German themed! You must be feeling like you are in Europe.

Mainly alpacas and sheeps are raised in the park and you can feed them with carrots! Most popular attraction is “driving sheeps by sheep dog”! It is very powerful performance so worth seeing. Also, they serve German cuisine beer. Both adult and kids can have fun in this park!

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Akagi Kronenberg

Address : 2331 Ngaeshima-machi, Maebashi-shi Gunma

Access : 20 minutes taxi ride (10km) from Tobu Railway “Akagi station”

Opening Hours :
9:00am ~ 5:00pm (Mar.1 – Jul.31)
9:00am ~ 6:00pm (Aug.1 – Jul.31)
9:00am ~ 5:00pm (Sep.1 – Nov.25)
10:00am ~ 5:00pm (Nov.26 – Feb.29)

Fee : 1200 JPY (over 13 years old), 600 JPY (over 3 years old)

Phone: +81(0)027-283-8451

Website:  Akagi Kronenberg (Japanese) 

 

#6. Ichihara Elephant Kingdom – Chiba

 Ichihara Elephant Kingdom - Chiba

Ichihara Elephant Kingdom (Japanese: 市原ぞうの国)  is located in Chiba prefecture and as it is named the main animal is elephant. This is the place where a movie “Shining Boy and Little Randy” was shot. You can watch elephants playing soccer and even instruments!

Of course fluffy alpaca is raised in the zoo. Her name is “Kaoru” and you can feed her. This lazy relaxing face makes you warm feeling!

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Ichihara Elephant Kingdom

Address : 937 Ogawa, Ichihara-shi Chiba 2900521

Access : Free shuttle bus is available from Kominato Line “Takataki station”. Reservation is required (Phone: 043-688-3001). It takes 10 minutes by the bus.

Opening Hours :
Feb – Dec 10:00am ~ 5:00pm (Weekdays), 9:00am ~ 5:00pm (Weekends)
Mar – Nov 9:00am ~ 5:00pm

Fee : 1,800 JPY (over 13 years old), 900 JPY (Elementary student), 500 JPY (Age over 3 years old)

Phone : +81(0)043-688-3001

Website : Ichihara Elephant Kingdom

 

#7. Nasu Rindo-ko Lake View – Tochigi

Nasu Rindo-ko Lake View - Tochigi
Photo Credit:Rindoko

Nasu Rindo-ko Lake View (Japanese: 那須りんどう湖レイクビュー) is located in Nasu, Tochigi prefecture. Huge lake is located in middle of the park and many pretty animals such as alpaca, sheep and horses are raised.

The event called “animal go go rush” is most famous in the park although feeding animals is also popular. It is the event some animals such as alpaca, sheep and goats are running free around the lake in the park without any lead! It is rare to be able to see alpaca running with great speed!

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Nasu Rindo-ko Lake View

Address : 414-2 Takakuhei Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun Tochigi

Access : Free shuttle bus is available from Nasu Shiobara Station. Reservation is required (Phone: 028-776-3111). It takes 40 minutes by the bus.

Opening Hours : 9:00am ~ 5:00pm

Fee : 1600 JPY (over 13 years old), 800JPY (over 3 years old)

Phone : +81(0)028-776-3111

Website : Nasu Rindo-ko Lake View

 

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