Within no more than two hours on a high speed ferry or about just half an hour by airplane from Tokyo, you are on Ohshima Island, the largest island of the Izu Islands. As a popular destination for Tokyo residents, it offers activities such as swimming, golf, cycling, and camping.
Ohshima is a vocanic island and a cone called Mihara-yama stands in the center of the caldera. Almost all the island is designated as a national park for protection of rich wilderness. Ohshima Park Zoo is located in the Ohshima Park, west of the island, where you can visit the Camellia Garden and the Botanical Garden, and enjoy camping and hiking.
Ohshima Park Zoo has about 750 animals of 65 different species. Ring-tailed lemurs and barbary sheep are exhibited on the Monkey Hill, which was naturally created by lava. Muntjacs, common peafowls and turkeys range freely in the large park.
The zoo has been keeping and breeding endangered species such as Aldabra giant tortoises, Japanese wood pigeons, and Hawaiian geese. We have succeeded in breeding Japanese wood pigeons for the first time in Japan.
Two-humped camels, asses, Formosan deer, bar-headed geese, Japanese serows, white-tailed sea eagles, red-crowned cranes, white-naped cranes, Japanese wood pigeons, barbary sheep, Egyptian geese, red-necked wallabies, Aldabra giant tortoises, Hawaiian geese, muntjacs, etc.
Visitor Information
Hours and Days Open
Ohshima Park Zoo opens everyday from 8:30am to 5:00pm (The gates close at 4:00pm).
Free for all.
Dogs, cats, and any other pets are not allowed in the park, except seeing-eye dogs.
Camellia Garden
3,700 trees of 450 different camellias species are plantend in the Camellia Garden (22ha [54 acres]).
Umi No Furusato Mura, or The Hometown on the Seashore
"Umi No Furusato Mura" (phone 04992-4-1137) is a camping village with lodges, tents for rent, and tennis courts.
The Esplanade
A walkway along the shore of 6 km (3.7 miles) overall. You can enjoy watching plants and wild birds.
Location and directions
From Haneda Airport or Chofu Airport to Ohshima Airport: about 30 min.
From Takeshiba Pier to Ohshima by express boats: about 1 hour or 1 hour 45 min.
Take the bus from Ohshima Airport or one of the ports to Ohshima Koen (Ohshima Park) and get off at the last stop.
Address: Ohshima Park, Senzu, Ohshima-machi, Ohshima, Tokyo 100-0103, Japan
Phone: 04992-2-9111
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