Akita Omoriyama Zoo Milve

Akita Omoriyama Zoo Milve © Pref.Akita

What is the Akita Omoriyama Zoo Milve?

The Akita Omoriyama Zoo Milve is a zoo in Akita Prefecture with a great diversity of animal exhibits. The name "Milve" is a pet name chosen by the public. Milve sounds a lot like "miru be," which in the Akita dialect means "let's look." The name also has a connection to "Alve," the name of the Akita City Base Center. Varieties of trees and plants grow not only within the animal exhibits but all over the park, and a salt water lagoon has formed in the heart of the zoo. The main animals include elephants and giraffes, presented to the zoo to celebrate Akita City's 100th anniversary. Children love the red pandas and penguins, and on weekends families enjoy their charming appearance. As a place for kindergarten-aged children to connect with animals, a time to get close with the animals has been established. During this "Nakayoshi Time," children can pet rabbits, chicks and guinea pigs. Similarly, they can also feed elephants and other animals.

The zoo is open from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between January 4th and February 28th.  Last entry to the zoo is at 2:30 P.M.  From March 21st through November 30th, the zoo is open from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M, with last entry at 3:30 P.M.


If heading by train, you can walk, take a taxi, or ride a bus to the zoo from Araya or Akita Stations on the Uetsu Main Line. If taking a bus from Araya Station, go to the "Nishibu Service Center" bus stop in front of the station.  It takes 8 minutes on the bus bound for Araya Line/Omoriyama Zoo. From Akita Station, go to the Nishiguchi bus terminal in front of the station.  It takes 30 minutes on the #7 line bus bound for Araya Line/Omoriyama Zoo.  If you go to the zoo by bus you can receive a discount coupon.  Please ask the bus driver when you alight. In addition, there is a free parking lot available to those coming by car.

Description: Akita Omoriyama Zoo Milve

Sights Akita Omoriyama Zoo Milve (秋田市大森山動物園ミルヴェ)
Address Azakatabata 154, Hamada, Akita-shi, Akita, 010-1654, Japan
Phone / Fax Phone: 018-828-5508
Duration 90Minutes
Admission Fee Pay admission: 720yen
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

Map: Akita Omoriyama Zoo Milve