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, most events and activities at the zoo will remain closed, however, this experience will be offered in a limited capacity from July 7th.
* Details and updates will be announced on our website.

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 Zoological Park Fujisaki no Mori, 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 Zoological Park Fujisaki no Mori, 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. 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
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
Access--By Public Transportation--
12-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

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