Yumemigasaki Dobutsukoen (Zoo)

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About Yumemigasaki Dobutsukoen (Zoo)

Yumemigasaki Dobutsukoen (Zoo) is a park that is located in Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki. Visitors can see seasonal plants and more than 40 different species of animals, including mammals, birds and reptiles. Also, the geographical features of Yumemigasaki Dobutsukoen (Zoo) aresimilar to a small hill and 11 ancient tombs were found here. Free for entry.

The history behind the naming of Yumemigasaki

Once upon a time, a General named Oota Doukan was about to build a castle on the land. One night, he saw in a dream that an eagle took away his Kabuto. (Kabuto: The helmet that warriors wore on their head, which also had a significant meaning). Oota thought that the dream meant it was not a good idea to build a castle, so he gave up on this plan. “Yume” in Yumemigasaki means dream in Japanese,so people said this place is named Yumemigasaki because of the story.


It’s easy to take a bus from the West Exit of JR Kawasaki Station. Visitors can take Kawasaki City bus number 63, 64, 66, 83 etc. or Rinkou Bus number 56, 57, 61 or 69. Get off at the bus stop Yumemigasaki Dobutsu-koen Mae.

The nearest station is JR Shin-Kawasaki Station or JR Kashimada Station. 20-minute walk from either of the stations.

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Sights Yumemigasaki Dobutsukoen (Zoo) (夢見ヶ崎動物公園)
Address 1-2-1 Minamikase, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 212-0055
Phone / Fax Phone: 044-588-4030
Duration 1Hour(s)
Business Hours Monday:09:00-16:00
Closed dates 7 days open
Admission Fee Free admission
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

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