Japan is probably one of the countries with a vast number of zoos that are scattered throughout the country.
One of those is the Omoriyama Zoo that opened in September 1972 located in Akita Prefecture. It exhibits variety of animals, approximately 115 species on display. It is widely known as "Milve" in Japan. Mile sounds a lot like "miru be," which means "let's look" in Akita dialect.
The zoo has a huge space that lets the visitors walk alongside the park. Varieties of trees and plants may be seen around the zoo within the animals. The main animals includes elephants, giraffes, pandas, penguins.
Visitors can also feed the animals if allowed to during the day.
There is also a tower in the middle of the zoo that educate the visitors about the animals in the zoo.
From the Akita Station (Uetsu Main Line), go to the Nishibu Service Center bus stop (infront of the station). Then, ride bus #7, which is bound to Omoriyama Zoo.
The zoo opens at 9:00 to 16:30 and 10:00 to 15:00 during winter season.
The admission fee is 720 Yen Closed on January 1-3
Visitors who will come with a car, the parking park is free of charge.
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