Last updated: December 21, 2020
See, feed, and pet exotic animals
Come face to face with around 100 species of animals—including elephants, rhinos, lions, white tigers, bears, and giraffes—that roam the grounds of Gunma Safari Park.
Drive through the grounds, board a bus, or take a private guided tour for the full safari experience. There are opportunities to feed larger animals like lions from the safety of the bus, as well as to pet and feed farmyard animals in the park's Walking Safari Zone. The park also has a Bird Zone with hawks and parakeets, and Little Farm, where you can ride ponies.
An adjoining theme park with rollercoasters ensures a full day of kid-friendly adventure.
1 Okamoto, Tomioka ( Map)
About 10 minutes by taxi from Joshu-Tomioka Station
About 5 minutes by car from Tomioka IC of Joshin-Etsu Expressway
300 yen, 1,500 cars
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closes at 4:30 p.m. November to February)
Wednesdays, except holidays
2,700 yen (1,400 yen for children, 1,900 yen for seniors)
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