Tobu Zoo Cherry blossoms and yozakura in 2024

Information for the cherry blossoms, cherry blossom light up ‘Yozakura’ and the Spring Night Zoo at Tobu Zoo and Amusement Park in Miyashiro, Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo.

Tobu Zoo Cherry Blossoms

Tobu zoo has some really stunning cherry blossoms. The sakura in the featured photo at the top of the post are near the main entrance to the zoo. Within the zoo too you can find several beautiful cherry blossom trees. If you like taking photos of cherry blossoms contrasted against something other than the sky, there is a good choice here. For example, you can get a shot of sakura and a big wheel or with a merry go round. Moreover, on four nights only, you can see these stunning combinations by night…

Night Zoo and Yozakura

Tobu Zoo Elephant feeding time Autumn night zoo
Elephant feeding, by day, at Tobu Zoo

On the four nights of the night zoo you can see the cherry blossoms lit up as night, which is called yozakura in Japanese. The dates in spring 2024 are Saturday March 30th, Sunday March 31st, Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th 2024. The zoo opens until 8 pm for the occasion and you can get a night zoo pass, after 3 pm, at a cheaper price. At this event, you can see dozens of animals at night, which is a completely different experience than during the day. Moreover, they have special night time animal feedings. You can feed the elephants, bears and white tigers dinner for an additional fee. Some of the amusement rides also stay open late.


Event: Spring Night Zoo and Cherry Blossom Light Up in Tobu Zoo 春のナイトZOO・桜ライトアップin 東武動物公園

Dates: Saturday March 30th, Sunday March 31st, Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th 2024.

Time: the zoo is open from 9.30 am to 8 pm on the above dates.

Cost: You can get a discounted night ticket into the zoo that allows entry from 3 pm until the 8 pm closing time. A night entry ticket, which allows entry from 3 pm to close, costs 1400 yen for adults, 1300 yen for teenagers, 700 yen for young children and 1000 yen for senior citizens. If you want to ride attractions too, the “free pass” which includes unlimited access to participating rides, costs 3900 yen for adults, 3800 yen for teenagers, 2700 yen for children and 3000 yen for senior citiziens. The special “dinner” feeding events cost 500 yen.

Venue: Tobu Zoo, 110 Suka, Miyashiro, Minamisaitama District, Saitama 345-0831. View on Google Maps.


Public Transport: the zoo is about a ten minute walk from Tobu Skytree skyliner Tobu Zoo Station.

Car: about 15 kilometers from the Kuki Interchange on the Tohoku highway. There is parking for 3000 cars. It costs 1000 yen for the day.

General information in English about Tobu Zoo

Official event web page.

Editor’s note: This post was temporarily off the website from 2020 due to the pandemic. It was republished on March 25th 2024.

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