Take Part in the Exciting Nojima Scuola’s Animal Festival on Awaji Island

If you have not yet discovered the charm of Nojima Zoo in the complex of Nojima Scuola on the West Coast of Awaji Island, then you are missing out. It is a charming zoo that allows visitors to interact and have fun with its many unique and adorable animals. April 21st is the final day of the exciting animal festival taking place at the zoo, and it features a host of adorable creatures and engaging activities. Join us as we explore the highlights of this upcoming event.

Find out more about the animal festival!

The animal festival at Nojima Zoo is a recurring event held the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the past two months. The previous events took place on the 3rd of March, the 17th of March, and the 7th of April, with the final part scheduled for next week on the 21st of April. Past activities at the festival have included opportunities to take pictures with rabbits, adorable marmots, birthday celebrations for alpacas, engaging quizzes, and more.

The upcoming animal event, set for next week, promises an array of exciting activities, including:

-Guinea Pig Race: Cheer on the speedy guinea pigs as they dash to the finish line! (Time: 11:00 AM~/2:00 PM~)

-Treasure Hunt: A quest to find hidden treasures throughout the park and win exciting prizes! (Time: 11:30 AM~/2:30 PM~)

-Umeemon’s Birthday Party: Join in the festivities as we celebrate the birthday of Umeemon the sheep! (Time: 12:00 PM~/3:00 PM~)

-Photo Shoot with Animals Enjoying Cherry Blossom Viewing: Capture the beauty of cherry blossoms with adorable animals as the backdrop! (Time: 12:30 PM~/3:30 PM~)

-Easter Egg Decorating: Get creative and design your own original Easter egg!

Nojima Zoo business hours
Weekdays 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM/2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Holidays 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM/2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Closed on Wednesdays

Read this article to learn more about the animals you can find at Nojima Zoo.

Name Nojima Zoo
Address 843 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
TEL 0799-82-1820
Official Web Site https://nojima-scuola.com/zoo/
Reservations Not accepted
Operation Hours [Weekdays] 11:00 a.m.~4:00 p.m.
[Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays] 10:00 a.m.~4:00 p.m.
*Rest Time for Animals: 1:00 p.m.~2:00 p.m.
*Petting time might be cancelled due to rain or the physical condition of the animals.
Closed Wednesdays


Fun Facts About Nojima Scuola!

Nojima Scuola, formerly known as Nojima Elementary School, has undergone a remarkable transformation as part of Awaji Island’s regional revitalization efforts. Today, it stands as a vibrant and multifaceted complex featuring a café, restaurant, small zoo, and market. What sets it apart is its pet-friendly environment, having an expansive dog run equipped with walking paths and playthings tailored specifically for our four-legged friends. If you’re intrigued by the Nojima Scuola and the exciting animal festival, don’t hesitate to pay a visit! You won’t regret it!

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Name Nojima Scuola
Adress 843 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
Website https://www.nojima-scuola.com/
Reservations 2F Ristorante Scuola
Tel 0799-82-1820
Operation Hours 1F Marché /Bakery: Weekdays 10:30~19:00
Sat., Sun., & Public Holidays 10:00~19:00

1F Café Scuola: Weekdays Lunch 11:00~14:00/ café 14:00~18:00
Sat., Sun., & Public Holidays breakfast 10:00~11:00
Lunch 11:00~15:00
Café 15:00~18:00

2F Ristorante Scuola: 11:30~15:30 (in by 14:00) / 18:00~21:30 (in by 19:30)

Outdoor Zoo: Weekdays 11:00~16:00
Sat., Sun. & Public Holidays 10:00~16:00 (13:00~14:00 animals in recess)

Closed: Wednesdays (Open on Public Holidays)

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