Animal Petting Experience

Interact directly with animals.

 Operation Period

All year round

 Time Required

Up to 30 minutes

 Number of Participants



0 JPY– (tax included)

**To prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus, the "Animal Petting Experience" is currently suspended.
* Details and updates will be announced on our website and Twitter.

Animal Petting Experience
Animals: rabbit, guinea pig, goat, sheep (cleaning and caring experiences also available)

You can directly touch the animals. For pettings experiences with groups of 30 or more, please consult in advance.

At Yagiyama Zoo, we have daily experiences with animals that have lived with people as livestock and pets. While interacting directly with animals and taking care of them, you can discover the characteristics of each animal's body and the similarities/differences with other animals.

Have fun and develop your desire for knowledge by thinking about how animals evolved and have adapted their behaviors, what the differences between animals and humans are, and how animals and humans influence each other through the human lifestyle.

If you listen to the explanations of the zookeeper, you can discover unexpected things such as the common features of goats and giraffes.
Experience Locations & Times
○Rabbit: Inside “Fureai-kan” building(10:30~11:00)
○Guinea Pig: “Fureai-kan” building(14:00~14:30)
○Goat/Sheep: ”Fureai no Oka” goat exhibit(10:00~11:30, 14:00~15:30)

At Yagiyama Zoo, various hands-on activities allow you to experience the animals up close, such as through “touching” and “feeding” programs, which are held every day throughout the year. In addition to simply touching, the aim is to identify the characteristics of the animal through observation and care through “touch” then to develop a relationship with the animal. You can make a deeper relationship with the animals by understanding their abilities and knowing their behavior. Adults as well as children are welcome.

Experience Program NameAnimal Petting Experience
Activity LocationSee above description
Telephone Number022-229-0631
Time RequiredUp to 30 minutes
Operation PeriodAll year round
Start TimeSee above description
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants30people
About suspension of the activityThe event may be cancelled if an animal’s condition is not well or if there is bad weather.
Animal Petting Experience0 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceAnimal Petting Experience.
Method of PaymentFree. (Zoo entrance fee is separate and must be paid when entering the zoo.)
Meeting SpotSee above description
Meeting Time1-43, Yagiyama-honcho, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0801
Access12-minute subway ride from Sendai Station to Yagiyama Zoological Park Station (Tozai Line)
Charged parking available.
Facility InformationRestrooms, coin lockers.
Barrier-free AccessYes
5 wheel chairs, slopes.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese