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Happy Halloween @ Saitama Children’s Zoo | HIGASHIMATSUYAMA
October 2 @ 09:30 - October 31 @ 17:00
Halloween Saitama – For the month of October, on the days the zoo is open (generally Tuesday to Sunday) the Children’s Castle at the Saitama Children’s Animal Nature Park (Children’s Zoo) will be transformed into a Halloween castle. During this period they have a Halloween version of the orchestra that plays in the talking tree attraction. They also have Halloween colouring. All though it is not advertised, they usually give a sweet in exchange for one picture coloured.
On October 21st and 28th they have a free card making event. (You need to pay into the zoo and the children’s castle.) They will make pop up animal cards with the kids.
On October 27th there are two Pumpkin Carving events; one at 11 am and one at 2 pm. This event costs 1,000 yen per person. You need to book by October 13th by a postcard application to participate.
Official webpage: http://www.parks.or.jp/sczoo/event/index.html?list1001
Some photos of the Children’s Castle at Saitama Children’s Zoo:
Entrance to the zoo costs 510 yen for adults and 210 yen for children of primary school age. The zoo is free in for kids in preschool or younger and for those who hold a care book. The entrance into the Children’s Castle is 100 yen per person over 6 years of age.
Halloween Saitama. General Information about the Saitama Children’s Animal Nature Park:
Access Saitama Children’s Zoo
Address: 554 Iwadono, Higashimatsuyama, Saitama 355-0065
The nearest train station is Takasaka station on the Tobu Tojo Line. You can get a bus from the station or it is a 30 minute walk. The bus timetable is here (Japanese only).
By car you can use either the Higashimatsuyama or Sakado Nishi Smart Interchange exits on the Kanetsu expressway. Please note that you must have an ETC card to use the latter, Sakado Nishi Smart Interchange, exit.
Annual event, first posted in the event section September 2016.
Republished on the event pages in 2017 and again in September 2018.