Mt. Fuji,Mount Fuji
This zoo has a view of Mt. Fuji. You can observe lions and bears at close range by feeding the animals from the Jungle Bus.
This is a zoo where you can see animals freely roaming in the park. The park is divided into two zones: the Safari and the Contact Zones. The Safari Zone is further divided into seven sections: the Bear, Lion, Tiger, Cheetah, Elephant, General Herbivore, and Mountain Herbivore Zones. The animals from all over the world are bred in an environment close to nature and can be observed from the Jungle Bus that you can ride while listening to the guide's explanations. Because the Jungle Buses have no glass windows but enclosed with wire mesh, they are especially attractive as you can encounter fierce animals like bears and lions at a very close distance. The Contact Zone is divided into two sections: the Petting Farm and the Animal Village. You can directly interact with, play with, and feed rare and common animals, so the zone is popular among kids. The Dog House, Cat House, and Rabbit House are indoor facilities convenient to visit on rainy days. You can also view a World Heritage Site, Mt. Fuji, from many places in the park. You can take a bus for 35 minutes from the Gotemba Station on the JR's Tokaido Line or Gotemba Line.