Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventure

Free Things to do in Japan

Sessho-seki (Killing Stone)

In a scenic location where rocks spread over a bleak, desolate land is the “Sessho-seki”. The name  is derived from the myth that a fox-ghost in the stone was responsible for killing birds and beasts coming into the area (in fact the cause was the toxic volcanic gases). The place has a mysterious atmosphere with the smell of sulphur in the air. Many tourists stop here for its stunning location, situated near the Nasu-Yumoto Onsen, with a walking path to the Nasu Kogen Observatory. The historic location was designated as a place of significant scenic beauty in March, 2014.

Ueno Zoo (Tokyo)

Ueno Zoo is the oldest zoo in Japan has over 2600 animals such as tigers gorillas, pandas, llamas and much more.

3 Days a year the zoo is the admission is free: March 20 (Ueno Zoo’s Anniversary Day), May 4 (Greenery Day), and October 1 (Tokyo Citizens’ Day).

Tama Zoo

Tama Zoo is a 52 ha (129 acres) zoological park with three ecological areas. The Asiatic, African and Australian Garden and has an insectarium. 

Hours and Days Open
0930 ~ 1700 
Closed on Wednesdays and Thurday if Wednesday is a public holiday
Closed Dec 29 ~ Jan 1
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