#1. Nasu Alpaca Farm – Tochigi
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 (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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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 (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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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)
Website: Tobu Zoo
#4. 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 (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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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)
Website: Akagi Kronenberg (Japanese)
#6. 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 (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