Adventure World, Shirahama-cho

4.5
#1 of 80 in Parks in Wakayama Prefecture
Combination amusement park, zoo, and aquarium, Adventure World remains best known for its panda exhibit. This theme park brings together entertainment in the form of nature, wildlife, and thrill rides. To see free-range animals, join an African-style safari allowing you to sightsee from the comfort of a car. The aquarium houses creatures ranging from polar bears and sea otters, to penguins and various fish species. In addition to night visits, interactive experiences with parrots, monkeys, horses, and elephants remain the most popular activities at this park. Adventure World is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Shirahama-cho Edition.
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  • October 2, 2017
    So cool in the outdoor exhibition of the Panda family. It was from the afternoon indoors early is recommended. Touching penguins and to Kenya of the Parrot chigura comes flying close to the dolphin and animal shows are so much fun. It will be brought in fewer stores on site restaurant is generally high because more deals.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Dolphin show was excellent. Better watch out animal quoits recruitment end is good. There is an unexpected surprise. Safari is smaller and fewer animals.
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  • September 29, 2017
    It is a place to go without a doubt when you come to Shirahama! Awesome tricks and jumping power, and scale of the dolphin show is the largest I have ever seen! Panda is the most famous. Panda rare creatures don't feel that here (lol) there are many small children are especially cute!
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  • July 9, 2017
    Fun place for kids, but the price is rather steep. Aside from entrance fee, there are in park upgrades for attractions that I'd rather see included in the price. Dolphin show is great though!
  • March 12, 2017
    Disgusting animal abuse park. Only ignorant people without consciences would enjoy this kind of "entertainment." See below.
  • December 29, 2016
    Extreme good experiences for kids to have close distance interaction with animals. You can feed, understand, touch, them by different way. Rent a keep, golf-cart, on-foot, take the parks offered train etc. if you are going to rent a jeep, please make early reservations.
  • March 1, 2017
    Great place to meet people who murder dolphins rip mothers from babies, then dump the babies at sea to die, all for your money. Dont support these people. #dolphinproject
  • June 27, 2017
    You need to buy free pass to enjoy all facility in adventure world

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Temperate climate and hot springs make Shirahama-cho a popular destination year-round with a variety of accommodations. Due to crowds in the summer period (especially July and August), plan to make advanced reservations if visiting then. Hotels line the main beach, ranging from deluxe to mid-range. Some of the establishments are traditional ryokans, emphasizing Japanese cuisine, while larger ones offer a variety of different services typical of a tourist spa town.
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