Tobu Tojo Line Zoo Train – A very special event brought to you by TOBU Rail and Saitama Children’s Zoo.
THE ZOO TRAIN EVENT IS ON OCTOBER 13th, but the deadline for application is September 20th.
Limited to 100 applicants. According to the Saitama Children’s Zoo they will draw for the 100 places in the situation where there is more than 100 applicants.
FREE train journey, FREE bus from station to the zoo, FREE zoo entry,
Last year there was also a free horse riding experience and they gave a gift to participants too, but there is currently no mention of that on the 2018 information. They also had animals on the trains and a dino-a-live, but at the moment it looks like they will only have zoo staff giving talks on the train this year.
The zoo train conditions
: you have to depart from Ikebukuro station on the 9.32 am train arriving in Takasaka at 10.33. You have to meet in the station an hour beforehand. You have to make and pay for your own way to the station and make and pay for your own way home. Participants must be elementary school aged or younger.
You need to send a postcard with the names and ages of the applicants (maximum of 4 applicants per postcard) to the address provided in the grey box below (Children’s zoo) to apply for a position. Closing date is September 20th. Please read the linked information for specifics on entering for this rare opportunity.
The carriage for the participants will be marked with a koala sign.
For more zoo and other events in Saitama, please see the main events calendar.