adventure world


4.5 (15984)

2399 Katata, Shirahama, Nishimuro District, Wakayama 649-2201, Japan

Wildlife park with a giant panda exhibit, safari tours & dolphin shows, plus interactive activities.

hourglassDuration: 06h00min


clockOpening hours

Mondays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


15984 review(s)

Sathya Narayanan 2 months ago

An amazing theme park and a true Adventure world where you and your family will be drowned in the variety of entertainment inside the park. Be it the overwhelming friendliness of the staff, the animals, the spick and span rides, the animal feeding (especially the Rhino, Lion and Sea Lion )and minute to minute tours, everything is simply amazing. The icing on the cake are the animal shows and Dolphin shows. Worth every penny and worth every minute of the travel from Osaka to Shirahama for this.


Cherry Ann Ballesteros 4 months ago

We recently visited the park and we enjoyed it. You can get up close with some of the animals as they are not in the cage and seems that they are used to the people around them. We also like the Kenya Train as it goes around the safari world and into the carnivore section. But if you want to get up close with the herbivore animals in the safari, try the walking safari trail. The dolphin show is also very good. There are many dolphins than we expected so my daughter really enjoyed it. One of the reason that we came was to see a real panda and we were not disappointed. It was a Panda Fes day and the park has several events regarding Pandas.


matt wood 8 months ago

Cool zoo with plenty to see and do, so why the 4 stars? A bit too expensive and the prices inside the zoo are a bit of the high side as well. So we borrowed an animal designed kids buggy for the day but it was 1,700 yen [500 yen deposit] and then close to the food court there was a play area but you had to pay to enter and play in it. Not a fan of the high prices and add-ons but I guess they have a lot of animals to feed! Also, some of the animals, especially the dolphins didn't look too well, floppy dorsal fins, ones dolphin was in exactly the same place, head against the wall, 2 hours after we walked back past him, made me think a bit about the price of holding animals captive to enjoy them? The zoo itself had a great array of animals and was well spaced out. It was easy to get up close and personal with quite a lot of the animals and see them outside of cages rather than the usual cages with bars. Also, the lighting in the penguin exhibit was...trippy. The safari train was good, went slow enough to see all the animals in the safari world, but I also liked the fact that if you wanted you could also walk in the safari area and see some of the carnivores up close. Decent birthday day out!


Kelli S 8 months ago

We decided to go here on a whim and bought fairly inexpensive tickets at the gate. Parking also cost a small amount. It wasn’t too busy inside and we could roam freely. Some awesome animals that I haven’t seen before including pandas, flamingos, an eagle and rhinos. You could get really close to them as well! Would recommend if you are in the area.


Joshua Clubley a year ago

A great place to visit for the day if you are in the area. I recommend buying tickets in advance so as to avoid disappointment if the park reaches max capacity. Obviously the most famous animals in the park are the pandas and there are quite a few of them! However, the panda areas are always the most busy area so I recommend either doing that early or waiting and doing it at lunch when everyone is eating or during one of the shows. As for the shows they are very fun to watch. There are a lot of animals to see so you can definitely spend most of a day here and even longer if you decide to go on any of the rides.