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African Safari

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Around 70 species and 1,400 animals and birds live active lives in this approximately 115 m2 expanse of nature.
This safari-style zoological garden is among the largest in Japan; here, you can gain an incredible, exciting view of the wildlife in the Safari Zone, where you can see large wild animals from your car or the Jungle Bus, a bus for ecological observation. In addition, the Kangaroo Petting Forest within the Petting Area, where you can pet kangaroos, is popular. You can also pet small animals such as miniature horses and guinea pigs.

More Information about African Safari

Street address

2-1755-1 Minamihata, Ajimu-machi, Usa City, Oita Prefecture



  • Car
    Approximately 50 minutes’ drive from Usa Jingu Shrine to African Safari (around 35.4 km)


  • ・Around 9 minutes by bus from Usa Hachiman to Hokyoji (Oita Kotsu Bus, Kokudo Chuko Line for Yokkaichi City (Oita Prefecture))
    ・Around 28 minutes by bus from Hokyoji to Ajimu Shisho-mae (Oita Kotsu Bus, Nakayasu Line for Ajimu)
    ・Around 26 minutes by bus from Ajimu Shisho-mae to Senninda-chaya (Oita Kotsu Bus, Tsubusa Line (only runs on school days) for Senninda-chaya)

Opening Hours

March 1 to October 31
9:00 to 17:00
November 1 to February 28
10:00 to 16:00


No yearly closures


Best season

All year


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