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Machida Squirrel Garden

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Address: 733-1 Kanaimachi, Machida 195-0071, Tokyo Prefecture
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Small park, but you have a close encounter with these little friends!

We reached Machida station around 2.15pm, so we took a cab there as the park will close by 4pm. Cost us 2K jpy for 15mins ride. And no regrets, the squirrels are all over the... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

A bit of a walk from a train station, but a nice place to explore. You may consider taking a bus to get here. A few restaurants within walking distance. Bringing a snack in your bag may be a good idea.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We reached Machida station around 2.15pm, so we took a cab there as the park will close by 4pm. Cost us 2K jpy for 15mins ride. And no regrets, the squirrels are all over the place.. Its a close encounter indeed with these little ones. I just feed with them with my bare fingers.. try to play tug of war..but... More 

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Canada
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15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We took a bus from Machida station. Using public transportation wasn't inconvenient at all. The squirrel garden is close from the bus stop as well. So everything went smoothly. Admission fee was quite reasonable. It costs 400 yen per adult. My friend and I visited this garden on weekend so there were tons of family with young children. It is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

The place itself was easy to find, and the staff were friendly and polite. We went into the main area where we met Genki the giant rabbit, along with a few other caged rabbits and some guinea pigs in squalid conditions. We then visited a special part of the park that housed the squirrels, and we were asked to put... More 

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1 Thank BurntRice
Ebina, Japan
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127 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Well this is a very cute little park. Kids will nuts at this place. Lots squirrels to see and feed. Also they have turtles here as well. Hard to get here if you don't have a car.

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2 Thank Odakyumatt
Zama, Japan
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

The squirrel garden was interesting, but not really worth the yen in transportation and entrance fees. The place seemed rather run down and much smaller than anticipated. The main squirrel garden was quite a sight and experience. I'd highly advise wearing long pants and maybe a long sleeved shirt for that portion of the garden, though they do provide some... More 

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3 Thank Sarah D
Yokohama, Japan
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83 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

The squirrel garden is one of the many examples of how the smallest of things are converted to a brilliant experience. The park is a must-go for kids. They will enjoy feeding the squirrels (you can buy nuts inside the park for 100 yen) and squeal with joy as they watch the acrobatic animals go about their lives

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1 Thank ravpra
Machida, Japan
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44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Kids will enjoy this place along with adults, this is a bigger place than i expected with squirrels,rabbits, rodents and parrots. You can feed the squirrels, we went on a holiday and there were many people to feed the squirrels so not many came so easily,but we got the chnace to feed and experiance, its like 20 to 30 mins... More 

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1 Thank Venkata Ramana ... S
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

Small and nice place where you can touch and feed rabbit, squirrel and Guinea pig. It is a small place to spend one or two hours.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Went here on a rainy day to satisfy my wife's squirrel obsession. Not having seen many before in Australia, we thought they were hilarious. The open garden houses hundreds of squirrels, and the second you step outside they run over to get food off you - climbing and jumping and sneakily stealing whatever you have to offer them. Staff were... More 

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