tobu halloween night zoo

Tobu Zoo will revive both the Night Zoo and Halloween parade for the first time in two years. From October 2nd to October 31st, on Saturday and Sunday nights only, the Tobu Zoo will be open an extra two hours, until 7 pm, for the night time events. You can get a discounted night ticket that allows entry from 3 pm until the 7 pm closing time.

During this period they will have special night time animal feedings. You can feed the elephants, penguins and white tigers dinner for an additional fee. On the five Saturdays of October there will also be night time talks from the keepers of certain pens including penguins, rhinoceros, lions and white tigers.

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

Halloween at Tobu Night Zoo 2021

The zoo will have Halloween displays throughout the month of October. Also, they have a limited Halloween addition menu in the cafes and restaurants in ‘heartful town’. Furthermore, the popular Halloween night parades will be on every Saturday night in October. However, unlike previous years there is currently no mention of a costume event. In previous years they offered free entry if you arrived in costume, but currently there is no mention of that for 2021.

In addition to the above, the amusements and the Heartful Garden are lit up. Pumpkins and ghosts made of LED lights adorn the amusement park for the event. On the night of October 30th they will have further Halloween celebrations including a pumpkin feast for some of the animals. There is currently no word on whether they will also have their usual large night illumination event. Before Covid it used to start on Halloween weekend. However, last year it didn’t start until late in November. Unfortunately they have announced already that they will not have their popular autumn fireworks this year.

Tobu Halloween / Night Zoo Information

General information in English about Tobu Zoo


Tobu Night Zoo – October 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st.

Halloween night – October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th.


A night entry ticket, which allows entry from 3 pm to close, costs 1200 yen for adults, 1000 yen for teenagers, 500 yen for young children and 1100 yen for senior citizens. If you want to ride attractions too, the “free pass” which includes unlimited access to participating rides, costs 3200 yen for adults, 3000 yen for teenagers, 2000 yen for young children and 3100 yen for senior citizens.

The special “dinner” feeding events cost 500 yen. (Please note they limit the numbers each day – first come, first served if you’ll pardon the pun!)


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. Parking for 3000 cars, costs 1000 yen for the day.

Phone for SatNav / GPS: (and for inquiries) 0480-93-1200

Official event web page

More Halloween events in Saitama here.


  1. hopefully i can go to the zoo soon. ish. we need to get to 70% fully vaxxed in Victoria. around 4 weeks away. thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Author

      They seem to be particularly careful in Australia. Hopefully it will pay off. Four more weeks…. the light at the end of the tunnel.

  2. That’s great that people can see the Halloween Parade. 🎃 and a quick visit to the Zoo. I happy I found your site.

          1. Author

            Sorry… I get your posts into my reader, but I must have added your url manually… I am now following directly from your website… by clicking the follow button on your homepage. Very sorry about that. I didn’t have Jetpack for a few years so I got in the habit of copying links into my reader, which I now know thanks to you, doesn’t show for those blogs as a “follow”. Thank you for pointing this out to me.

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