Tobu Dobutsu Koen
Saitama-ken: Zoo
Tobu Dobutsu Koen: Saitama-ken
Saitama-ken / Zoo
Open 10am-4:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Admission: Y1500/Y700
Average visit time: 1-2 hours

Rare white tigers are the stars at this suburban zoo, which houses around 1200 animals from 150 species. There's also a petting zoo and a summertime firefly area. Attached to the zoo are an amusement park with thirty rides, and a summer-only water park. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays from December to February.

Minami Saitama-gun, Miyashiromachi Saka 110.
10 min. walk from Tobu Dobutsu Koen (Tobu Isezaki line); some direct express trains run from the Hanzomon line (92 minutes from Shibuya)
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