Satsukiyama Zoo

Satsukiyama Zoo, Ikeda: Hours, Address, Satsukiyama Zoo Reviews: 4/5

Satsukiyama Zoo
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9:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Monday
9:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
9:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
9:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
9:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
9:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
9:15 AM - 4:45 PM
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AraleMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia326 contributions
Free Entertainment
Jan 2020
We were recommended by the Information Centre to go to this Zoo. Beacuse it is free admission, you do have to expect it to be a small zoo. The Zoo focuses on Australian animals (kangaroos, emus, wombats etc) We come from Australia so for us, it was less entertaining but I imagine others would enjoy it a low more. They have a "greet/meet and pat" area for children (&adults). This is a popular attraction so there's a queue to the patting area. The zoo is also right next to a big playground. So if you have children they will enjoy this as a combined entertainment.
Written January 13, 2020
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Irislamie
Singapore, Singapore68 contributions
Small Petting Zoo
Aug 2019 • Couples
This zoo is recommended for animal lovers as you can get close up with them and even pet most of them. It's free of charge too!

There was heatwave when i went and most animals were indoor. If not we would have gotten to see more animals. I really love this place! Avoid 12pm to 2pm as it is their lunch time.
Written August 12, 2019
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icyparadise
singapore88 contributions
Tiny zoo that you can finish walking through in 1 hour
Sep 2018 • Family
Very small zoo, but very well maintained. Feed can be purchased by public and fed to animals. Relatively accessible and can be reached on foot from ikeda station. It is also located at the entrance of a nature reserve so those who have time can explore the nature reserve too. It was an enjoyable walk.
Written October 13, 2018
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albertosR7320AZ
Takarazuka, Japan141 contributions
My grandchildren low it!
Jul 2017 • Family
After relaxing here for two or three hours,i take my granddaughterr to the swimming pool satsukiyama taikukan on a regulary base! So can do two activities in the same day and so close! Nice...
Written July 17, 2017
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kixguy
Osaka, Japan183 contributions
Small zoo good for little ones
Nov 2015 • Solo
The Satsukiyama zoo in Ikeda is a simple little zoo with a few animals. Can be accessed on foot from Ikeda station. Some of the interesting and rare animals that I saw were the alpaca and angora rabbits. Good place to spend an afternoon with little ones.
Written November 11, 2015
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RedPandaThirtyOne
Osaka, Japan153 contributions
Cute Wombats and Wallabies!
May 2013 • Solo
Satsukiyama Zoo is a very small collection operated by the City of Ikeda. The zoo is small both in terms of the land area (3000 square meters) and the number of animals. They have 3 wombats, a few wallabies, goats, sheep, alpacas, emus, chickens, rabbits, pigs, guinea pigs, a Patagonia cavy, and a rogue-looking raccoon. The zoo is so small that you can walk its entire length in about 5 minutes.

It might be best to describe Satsukiyama as a “petting zoo” because the exhibits seem to be designed to allow visitors to get close enough to touch most of the animals (other than the wombats and the raccoon). Small coin-operated vending machines sell feed pellets for 100 yen, and there is a “fureai area” where children can handle rabbits, guinea pigs, and chickens during designated times of the day. There is also a gallery that includes taxidermy specimens of wombats and other small animals. The displays in this gallery are very informative, but unfortunately the written explanations are only in Japanese.

Since 1967, the City of Ikeda has had a sister-city relationship with the City of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, and this seems to be the source of the wombats and wallabies. Furthermore, Ikeda City seems to have made the wombat its community mascot. There are a number of wombat statues and other images of wombats in the nearby shopping arcade.

This zoo is a little hard to find. I found an English language map at the train station, but there were no conspicuous English signs along the road leading to the park. It is located about one mile uphill from the Hankyu Ikeda Station, which is the same station for the popular Instant Ramen Museum. The zoo is located on the opposite side of the train station from the ramen museum.

Admission to the zoo is free, and the sign at the gate stated that hours of operation were from 9:15am to 4:45 pm.
Written May 13, 2013
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