Are you actually looking for the place where your all family can be enjoyed whole day? You might think to go zoo? If so, what about unique place but you can watch small animal… It’s actually squirrels!
Machida city has a lot to offer both to families. The “Risu-en” (squirrel garden) is only a short bus ride from Machida station and makes a fun day trip. You’ll be able to feed squirrels, see authentic farm houses from the Edo Period (It has long history!), and take some great photographs without spending a fortune!
Squirrel garden is a zoos that keep mainly squirrels. There are several squirrel gardens in Japan with Machida Risu-en being one of the most famous. Opened in 1988, the Squirrel garden boasts a free-range squirrel enclosure as well as giant tortoises and rabbits. It’s an ideal place to visit if you’re a fan of anything small and fluffy, and children will love it too.
The main attraction is naturally the squirrels. There are about 200 of them living inside an enclosure of about 200 square meters with lots of wood piles, squirrel houses and things to climb and run on. If you have 100 yen, you’ll be able to buy a plate of salad vegetables to feed them. Kids will enjoy watching the little animals nibbling away at their bits of lettuce!
Aside from the squirrels themselves, there are the tiny houses. They appear to have been painted with the help of local kids. Along with your seeds, you get a kitchen mitt to protect your hands. There are so many things you can do with squirrels! You will definitely enjoy here with cuties whole day! Interesting? Please check it out!