Omuta Dobutsuen (Omuta Zoo)

Omuta Zoo is my favorite place to go to see animals of every kind. Every August during the summer holidays, they open the “Night Time Zoo” on weekends. The Night Time Zoo offers a unique chance to see many of the big cats when they are most active, as many are nocturnal. You can see the very rare white tiger at this zoo as well, Omuta being the only place you can see one in all of Kyushu. (There are only 20 white tigers in all of Japan.) In addition, you can feed giraffes and attend live exhibits with reptile handlers. It takes only an hour and a half by train and bus from our Ohashi Campus. I highly recommend it.