Shizuoka City Nihondaira Zoo
– Nighttime Zoo



The Night Zoo is held at the Nihondaira Zoo for a total of four days in September and October every year. This is a popular event at the zoo that attracts about 5,000 to 6,000 visitors per day, many of whom come from the Tokyo metropolitan area as well as from within the prefecture. It is a great opportunity to enjoy a different kind of zoo at night. The event is held for four days in early autumn when the nights are longer and the animals are more active. Children and adults alike are sure to be excited by the faint silhouettes of the animals and the eyes of the fierce animals that glow in the dark, which can only be experienced at night. The zoo is also decorated with lighting to create a fantastic atmosphere and is equipped with a concert in the observatory plaza for a panoramic view of the night scenery. We hope that you will enjoy the night view of Nihondaira Zoo in combination with that of the city.




Nighttime access Public transportation: Please use the free shuttle bus that departs and arrives at the south exit of JR Higashi-Shizuoka Station on the day of the event. (For details, please check the "Notices" section of the zoo’s website, which will be posted during the event period.)
By car: Get off at Nihondaira Kunozan Smart IC, turn left at the IC exit, and turn left at the next traffic light. Turn left at the next traffic light and follow the signs for Nihondaira for about 5 km.
Parking Lot Registration required (No parking without a parking ticket)
Address 1767-6 Ikeda, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Contact Us Shizuoka City Nihondaira Zoo 054-262-3251
Official Website
Other - The daytime and nighttime sessions require separate tickets.
- For more details, please check the "Notices" section of the zoo’s website, which will be posted during the event period.

Nighttime Events

Night View Spots