23 August, 2012

Kanzaki Farm Park Yodel Forest

Hello, everyone! In this final issue of our amusement park series, I’d like to introduce a beautiful amusement park: Kanzaki Farm Park Yodel Forest. Located in the middle of Hyogo prefecture, the park is surrounded by natural forest, water and fresh air, just like a natural park on high plateau.

Alpacas, sheep, goats, horses, dogs and many more cute animals are waiting to meet you. Visitors will also be entertained by bird shows and dog shows (no dog shows during summer time for safety reasons). Visitors can also take the alpacas for a walk and get up close with the kangaroos. These opportunities do not come along very often!


Why not also try your hand at archery, horse riding, go-karting in the Yamabiko Area of the park? A children’s water play area is open throughout the summer months and the Aqua Ball attraction is very popular among children. There are also walking trails so that you can take your time and enjoy a relaxing nature walk.


The park features an abundance of different foods. The Farm Buffet (Noen Baikingu) offers you great hearty local meals with seasonal vegetables grown right there on the farm. Meanwhile, Yodel Shop is a perfect place to pick up locally-made souvenirs of your journey. You won’t be limited to just buying local specialties here; you can even make your own. The park offers workshops for making bread, sweets, butter and more. It is a great opportunity for kids and adults alike to learn more about food. There’s nothing quite like the taste of your own culinary masterpieces!

There are even more great interactive attractions in the park in addition to the ones we have covered in this issue. This is a great day out for all the family where you can see, touch and even eat nature!

Park Info
Take the Shinki Green Bus from Ikuno station on the JR Bantan line to Yodel no Mori mae (8 minutes.)

Opening Hours
Weekends, National holidays, School holidays 9:30-18:00 (Dec-Feb 10:00-16:30)
Weekdays 10:00-17:00
*Park is closed on weekdays from December to February (excluding New Year’s holidays).

Adult (Junior high school and older) 1000 yen, Children (4+) 500 yen, Senior (65+) 800 yen

Website: http://www.yodel-forest.jp/ (Japanese)

Next issue we’ll introduce Kinosaki Hot Springs, one of Hyogo’s biggest resorts.
Don’t miss it!

Hyogo Tourism Association