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Wakayama Adventure World アドベンチャーワールド

Wakayama Adventure World Wakayama Adventure World
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A safari park, zoo, aquarium and amusement park all in one

The 800 square kilometers that make up the giant wildlife theme park of Wakayama Adventure World is a fun destination for a family day out. With a safari park, zoo, aquarium, amusement park, and the famous Panda Land, there is enough to keep you entertained for the entire day.

Don't Miss

  • The popular giant panda family
  • Observing animals roam freely in the safari zone
  • The dolphin and sea lion shows
  • Rollercoasters, go-karts and other fun-packed rides

How to Get There

Wakayama Adventure World is easily accessible by bus from Shirahama Station (20 minutes) and Nanki-Shirahama Airport (five minutes).

Quick Facts

The park's panda breeding center is the largest of its kind outside China

It is possible to feed a wide a variety of animals in the park including hippopotamuses and purple-tongued giraffes

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Black and white magic

Superstar status is reserved for the family of five giant pandas who live in the park. The largest group of pandas at any of the zoos in Japan, the park has had considerable success with its breeding program. Visitors can see the family interacting in their enclosure. Daily exhibitions and Panda Love tours offer more information on these black and white celebrities.

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Aquatic acrobatics

If you love marine animals, don't miss the popular dolphin and sea lion shows or the penguin and sea otter feeding.

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Roam free

A distinguishing feature of this park is that many of the animals roam the grounds freely. Wander around with flamingos, capybara, and other docile creatures. Be sure to bring a camera for a memorable selfie!

Super safari kart

Given the vast size of the park, tackling it all on foot can be a challenge. The park has come up with a speedy (and fun) solution by providing small golf carts for guests to buzz around in. They are available for use in the Safari World area and the only requirement is a valid Japanese or international driving license. If you don't have a license, enjoy exploring the park by foot, bus, train or bicycle.

Play Zone

The park's Play Zone is a fun-packed area that includes a go-kart track, multiple roller coasters and a Ferris wheel with fantastic views of the ocean.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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