Wednesday, July 8, 2015

# Hot Springs Trip ♪ Get closed with all the healing animals in Nasu Animal Kingdom




# Hot Springs Trip ♪ Get closed with all the healing animals in Nasu Animal Kingdom

Nasu Travel!
One of the representative attractions!
Get closed to animals to heal our heart!
Nasu Animal Kingdom

Refreshing!! Recharging!! Nasu Travel!
Let's take a look at the Kingdom in Nasu!!!
What kingdom???
You will know...

Yes!!! It is Nasu Animal Kingdom.
It is big enough to have the size of ten Tokyo Domes, where it is a famous place for concerts and baseball games.
Here are divided into two kingdoms: [TOWN] and [FARM], and has about 600 kinds of animals living happily.

Not all the animals are kept in the cages.
You can touch and get closed to them!
That is why it has become a well-known tourist attraction. 
Okay!!! Let's follow JAPANKURU to enjoy this animal kingdom.


You can check the following articles.
We have visited Nasu Animal Kingdom in different seasons.





<<Nasu Animal Kingdom Information>>

Open Hours
General (late March to November): Weekdays 10:00 ~ 16:30 / Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9:00 ~ 17:00
Winter (December to mid-March): 10:00 - 16:00 (winter only open the TOWN part)
* Open hour will be varied due to the change of weather 

Admission
General (late March to November): Kingdom Pass   Adults (Junior high school students)  2,000 yen/ child (3 year-old - primary school students)  1,000 yen
Winter (December to mid-March): Year Pass   Adults (Junior high school students)  1,200 yen/ child (3 year-old - primary school students) 700 yen
Afternoon tickets: (admission after 14:00) Year Pass Adults (Junior high school students)  1,500 yen / child (3 year-old - primary school students) 700 yen

Official Site


Let's get started!!!


▲  Wildcat (Yamaneko) 

Super prestige in Nasu Animal Kingdom
You know what? Only two kinds can be found in Japan!



▲ It is daytime already!! It is still sleeping!!

Now only 100 of them are existing, mostly living in Okinawa and Tsushima.
They are already threatened with extinction; therefore, protection activities are in progress.




▲ Efforts made to continue the existent of the species in Nasu animal kingdom.

In order to protect them from extinction, 
Nasu Animal Kingdom is not just feeding them as usual, but also undergoing a lot of research and studies.
So it is really a rare animal.
Cat lovers don't wanna miss!! Meow!!!



▲ Toys of animal kingdom

Saying another charm of animal kingdom,
you don't wanna miss a wide variety of animal stuffed toys.
there are popular alpacas and famous capybaras.
All are so cute!
Make you wanna bring them home!



▲ Lunch in animal kingdom is also animals!!!

They are lovely enough, that we can't stand to put them into the mouth.....
 It is the New special menu! "Wildcat (Yamaneko) " lunch!

The bread of Nasu is very delicious (Wildcat Version) 
Plus the tomato pasta and handmade sausage and salad.
Also, delicious beef stew
Dessert is the cute jelly!

Wildcat special lunch 1200 yen 



▲ Restaurant name is "Wildcat Terrace"

Can you see the green paradise outside the window!
Nice scenery, nice food!
Here it is "Wildcat Terrace."

Let's get some energy from wildcats!
And start our journey at Nasu Animal Kingdom again!



▲ Anteater is having their meal!

Anteater is very popular in Japan.
Oh!! It is the buffet time anteater.
Can you feel its elegant table manner?^^



▲ Fortune parrot!

This parrot is not only very intelligent but also full of divine power!
If you put 100 yen into the little box
It will then pick you a fortune-telling paper like the great fortune-teller!
It is full of Japanese style ~



▲ Kind expression

Since this time we stayed at the themed place called "Owl Town" at Hotel Sunvalley Nasu.
That is why we would like to take a look at these two cute owls.

Look at the facial expression of these super peaceful and benevolent owls,
it is like telling as "Ready to talk and listen to whenever you need"
Make us feel more calm.

In Japan, owl is a bird considered "to bring good luck."
What a perfect place in Nasu Animal Kingdom.



▲ Lovers' Holy Land

Lovers' Holy Lands are located everywhere in Japan.
Fashion designer Yumi Katsura, and floral designer Shogo Kawasaki and 
many Japan's famous CREATORS who come here for the beauty scene of their works.
Of course, it is a place for dating, confession, and wedding. 
Here, not just a place of luck but a holy place.

Wouldn't our trip be full of luck?^^



▲ amphibious otter

Both good swimmers and runner
It is so talent!
Why don't we give it a big hand!!!



▲ Capable seal

Speaking of good swimmer, we can't miss it!!
Hey!!! Take a look at its playful small face lol



▲ Hello, everybody? We are from South Africa. . .

Penguin ~
with small short-legged?
In fact, our legs are not that short ^^



▲ Penguin ~ Don't you feel hot?

Penguins are originally from Antarctic, living in icy atmosphere and water. 
In fact, penguins are afraid of coldness! 
Therefore, under their feathers, it is their oily body with thick fat to keep warm.
So Nasu is a perfect place for them!



▲ Feeding penguins

If you are coming in a good timing,
you might have chance to feed penguin directly.
Oh!!! They are fighting for food!



▲ Wanna be a dog a day ~

After meeting a number of animals,
there are dog rental service as well!
What if you really wanna own a pet but actually you can't in some reasons,
this is a rare but great experience for you!! 

<Dog Rental>
Fee:  800 yen / 20 minutes



▲ The representative character of Animal Kingdom "Cotton" 

Fluffy hair is its charming point!
That is why everyone names it "cotton."
it has now become the mascot of Nasu Animal Kingdom.
No one can replace its position here!

Okay let us show you how smart is "Cotton."
Cotton in Nasu Animal Kingdom




▲ Yeah!!! Top Star here!!

Red pandas were very famous in Japan for a period.
How adorable!!!

Since they are freely use the front feet,
they can be standing like humans on both feet!



▲ As long as there are apples!

When living in the wild environment, they naturally stand with their both feet.
Using their hands to hold the apples and have a big bite!!
Although they are inside the cage, 
they keep the mouth opened bigger and bigger!!
They really love apples lol



▲ What? ! Who said red pandas are the most popular? ! Who said that!

Hey! Capybara! Recognized healing symbol of animal ~
In herbivorous animals, it is considered relatively large size.
Capybara can live in both water and on land. 
Therefore, their characteristic is jumping into the water!
You know what, they can hold their breath for five minutes!




▲ Touching their heads~
They are docile and intensely curious, 
but no worry to humans . 
And they love hot springs very much too!



▲ Extremely lovely^^

Every action, every moment!!
They are absolutely adorable. 
Wanna pack them back home!



▲ To you who might not be familiar to "Kneazle"

Not civet cats, but Kneazle.
 Relying on its large tail spending most of the time living on the trees!
Sometimes they will go down to the ground or into the water though!
(They are nocturnal animal )

That is all of the TOWN area!
Let's go to the FARM area then!



▲ Free shuttle bus [Mr. Elvis]

It runs between TOWN and FARM area.
Available anytime you reach the bus stop.
Let's try!



▲"Bird performance show" in Nasu Animal Kingdom

Make full use of Nasu excellent natural environment and wide sky
Spectacular bird show of animal kingdom starts!!




▲ In front of you!!! 

In general, you don't really have chance to get closed to birds of prey
Here is it!!! Oh!


▲ A gorgeous lineup (?)

Eagles, vultures, owls and other birds of prey
A variety of birds brought us a great time! !


▲ Let's participate!

Summoned by the visitors
Where are they coming form!!!
What an exciting experience!



▲ Stunning low-flying

Goose bumps the whole body!
Can't really believe our eyes!!
How amazing!


▲ How long/ how many years did it take??

To train the birds of prey,
how many time and effort to put?
An amazing performance!!
What an awesome moment to see the encounter of human and bird.

After enjoying the birds that brought us wonderful performances,
let's take a look at of the "NO. 1"at the Nasu Animal Kingdom.



▲ Pandas, and alpacas in TOWN area.

Representative of Nasu!
Captain Alpaca!
Always adorable!

Nasu Alpaca symbol captain!
And here is the popular Oh blow

If they don't feel comfortable, they will spitting up. lol



▲ Popularity has inherited?

Oh! A newborn alpaca
It grows up very fast!
Tall body and pretty face.
That is why they keep their popularity.

Glad to meet Alpaca since long long time.
Next is exciting shopping time!



▲ Gift area

For those who love animals, it is a paradise here ~
From a variety of adorable stuffed toys,
a lot of original items of Animal Kingdom
About 50,000 kinds of goods decorate the entire store!



▲ Wanna buy everything back!

How cute!
You will feel regretted if bring nothing back home!!
Anyway, we are happy to spend our time here!



Get closed to animals to heal, refresh, and recharge!

Although we have been here for many times, 
every times we come and visit, 
we feel like visiting friends.

Here not like other zoos, 
not only looking but also touching and feeding.

Beautiful natural environment of Nasu, 
See ya next time.
Maybe the foliage season in October^^


<<Nasu Animal Kingdom Information>>

Open Hours
General (late March to November): Weekdays 10:00 ~ 16:30 / Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9:00 ~ 17:00
Winter (December to mid-March): 10:00 - 16:00 (winter only open the TOWN part)
* Open hour will be varied due to the change of weather 

Admission
General (late March to November): Kingdom Pass   Adults (Junior high school students)  2,000 yen/ child (3 year-old - primary school students)  1,000 yen
Winter (December to mid-March): Year Pass   Adults (Junior high school students)  1,200 yen/ child (3 year-old - primary school students) 700 yen
Afternoon tickets: (admission after 14:00) Year Pass Adults (Junior high school students)  1,500 yen / child (3 year-old - primary school students) 700 yen

Official Site


Let's get started!!!