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Fuji Safari Park

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Kyle J wrote a review Jun 12
Fuji, Japan42 contributions32 helpful votes
If youre in fuji, its worth a trip. Price runs 2800/person and you can expect to spend about 2 hours. Pro tip: DO NOT waste your time on the walking trail of the park. Its just for people that like to walk and get eaten by mosquitos; the trail offers terrible views of the animals and nothing else. Driving through is the best way to go. Site offers cat and dog rooms for those that yearn for animal touching and overall condition of the park is well-maintained. There are almost no indoor exhibits and nothing I saw educating about the animals. Three stars because there's nothing especially exciting or stand-out for the price. If it were 1/3 the price, I would give this 5 stars for the "something-to-do" category.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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renen05 wrote a review May 2021
Yokohama, Japan47 contributions16 helpful votes
Actually, it is our 2nd time to visit the park. My kids enjoyed riding the bus wherein it will go to the safari and you can see the animals roaming around like the lions. You can feed them from inside the bus with the use of thongs and pass the meat/vegetables through the steel windows. There are lots of attraction, such as touch and holding of small mammals. there are also horse back riding. Souvenir shops offered a big variety of items from food, to toys. Restaurant also offered good food such as the ramen. It is easy to reach the place, just 1 bus ride from Mishima station. Put your most comfortable shoes as it requires lot of walking.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Chudds32 wrote a review Aug 2020
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Treat the animals as you would want to be treated . Was on the perimeter with my wife and witnessed staff using sticks to move the giraffes off the road . Beating the giraffe's violently on the back of their legs . There were no customers and cars inside the area at the time , so , I imagine they thought they were safe . obviously a shock to see me on the other side of the fence looking in . Shocking behaviour . But , no surprise when it's just a big business , there to make money .
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Date of experience: November 2019
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purplecl0ud wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore73 contributions59 helpful votes
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We got there 15min after opening and immediately went to queue for the sightseeing buses. Unfortunately, all available slots left were after 1pm which would make us late to drive back to Kawaguchiko to catch our bus back to Tokyo, hence we were disappointed to miss the chance to take the cute buses. We decided to drive the rental car through the safari. It was a wonderful experience! Very organised safari and rangers were everywhere to keep the vehicles organised. After we drove out, we parked and went to the petting zoo. The kids really enjoyed feeding the animals! I ran out of 100yen coins to buy the feed. We could have stayed much longer but unfortunately had to go. The “betting” on the mini horses race - was adorable! You had to buy a ticket and indicate which horse you were supporting! Very fun way to spend a day.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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watkinsontx wrote a review Sep 2019
Richardson, TX79 contributions71 helpful votes
The park itself is very interesting, pay the money to take the park bus ride and feed the bears and lions. It's a pretty short trip through the park but worth it. Note that we found nobody that works at the park that speaks English. I would offer some warnings about getting to and from the park because most things I read made it sound simple. Do your research and make your plans carefully. We were staying in Ikebukuro, so took the train to Shinjuku Station, walked to the Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal and bought tickets on the highway bus. The directions from the train station to the bus terminal are very poorly marked. Once at the bus station the staff we dealt with spoke very little English. But we were able to get our tickets and were fortunately to only wait about 30 minutes for the bus to leave. The bus ride is fine, takes about 90 minutes, though makes frequent stops. However, I made a mistake and got off an exit early because the stop is Gotenba instead of Gotemba. The driver knew where we were going but let us get off anyway. Once we were there we had trouble getting directions, nothing is in English and nobody speaks English. Just by dumb luck a lady from Virginia was there catching a bus and her relative called us a cab which took us to the Gotemba station. The buses from there to the park are on a set schedule so we waited about 90 minutes for the bus. At this point pretty much nobody speaks English, but the lady at the bus station was very helpful. Once we got to the park we had a nice time, but none of the employees speak English at all, so there was a lot of pointing at pictures and guessing about buying the right tickets. The buses back to Gotemba stop at 6:04 p.m. so make sure you at least make the last one. Once we got back to Gotemba the directions to get the bus back to Tokyo are nonexistent, and we happened to catch a bus that was about to leave. The driver wasn't happy to have to help us work out the ticket purchase. In the end it was worth the trip, but it took pretty much all day to get there.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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