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Toyama Municipal Family Park

Toyama Municipal Family Park

History and Outline

The Family Park located in Kureha Heights on the western outskirts of Toyama City aims to spread knowledge about Toyama’s flora and fauna, and to provide citizens with a place for outdoor recreation.
The facility opened on April 28, 1984, communicates the importance of life and of the relationship between people and animals through the breeding and exhibit of animals native to Japan, and conserves and propagates endangered and indigenous species. It maintains the surrounding woodland area and encourages citizens to acquaint themselves with, enjoy, relax in, and gather at this new space.
The park works with local facilities and residents to exploit the diverse resources within the park and throughout Kureha Heights, with an eye to enlivening the forest area for citizens to visit at leisure.
Around the themes “animal,” “woodland,” and “community,” it has plans for various projects in the future to further develop into a facility that invigorates both the visitors and the forest.

Project

Collection and Exhibition

Exhibits about 100 animal species including native Japanese animals like the raccoon dog, giant flying squirrel, and serow; animals from other parts of the world like the giraffe, penguin, and tiger; and indigenous breeds of horse and fowl. The facility also features the wild animals and nature existing in its grounds, a nature walkway path, amusement park, and barbecue corner.

Address
254 Furusawa, Toyama-shi, Toyama-ken 930-0151 Japan
Telephone
+81 76-434-1234
Open
(March 15 - November 30) 9:00am – 4:30pm
(December 1 – the end of February) 10:00am – 3:30pm
Closed
From December 28 to January 4, from March 1 to March 14
Parking
Parking provided
Access
Take the Toyama Chitetsu 16 line bus for Toyama University Hospital from JR Toyama Station on the JR Hokuriku Line, get off at Family Park-mae bus stop, and walk 1 minute.
5 minutes by car from Hokuriku Expressway Toyama-nishi I.C.
36.690882,137.148238
Highlight
On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, the facility offers guided tours, a chance to observe animals’ eating habits, contact with animals like rabbits and goats, and horseback riding.
URL
http://www.toyama-familypark.jp/