A nature playland where insects and human can interact anytime
Ryuyo Insect Nature Observation Park is in Iwata City, on the east side of Hamamatsu City in Shizuoka Prefecture.
This facility was built with the hope that kids would be able to get in touch with nature more. There are beetles and stag beetles in the woods, butterflies and dragonflies around the plants and stream, as well as killifishes and aquatic insects in the pond.
Also, there are many knowledgeable staff members who can provide you with information concerning the insects in the park.
Various events depending on the season are held throughout the year. There are many events that kids and adults can enjoy together. Please enjoy these exciting experiences that will indulge all 5 of your senses!
※Reservations are required for some events, so please check in advance. Click here for the event schedule.
A staff member will guide you through the outdoor park, and may even talk about behind the scenes stories. You can observe seasonal insects or plants depending on the occasion. Guided walks are mainly held on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. No reservation needed. (Only in Japanese)
Beetles and stag beetles from both international and domestic locations are reared and displayed. You can see various live insects throughout the year.
Various insects are displayed here, as it is the main location for special exhibitions.
There are 1,700 different species comprising a total 3,000 specimens from within and outside of Japan on display. You can sense the size or beauty of the insect by seeing it first hand.
The forest and field between the parking and the insect hall is the area where you can collect insects. Please enjoy collecting while using proper manners and respecting the homes and lives of the insects.
There is a biotope, a school zone, and a flower bed for butterflies. There is also an insect hall in this area.
The flowers, vegetables and trees featured in elementary school textbooks are planted here in the park.
You may be able to see waterfowl such as great egrets or great cormorants when you peep out the small window of the observation house. Please look for the shape of Mount. Fuji on a sunny day.
You can observe not only insects living in the grass, but also dragonflies and butterflies flying in the sky. Having a bento lunch here in spring or fall makes you feel good.
You can observe the condition of the underwater creatures. There are water striders on the water.
|elementary/ Jr. high school student||¥110|
|20 or more people|
|elementary/ Jr. high school student||¥50|
|Elementary/ Jr. high school student||¥50|
ADDRESS 320-1 Ohnakase, Iwata-shi, Shizuoka 438-0214
OPEN 9am-5pm（The last admission 4:30pm）
CLOSED Thursday, Dec. 28-31
(Open on Thursday during Jan. 1-5, Apr. 29-May 5, Jul. 21-Aug. 31 and holiday.)
TRANSPORT From Hamamatsu Station
[TRAIN] Get on JR Tokaido Line. After getting off at Iwata station, you will take Enshu Railway bus Kaketsuka line and get off at “Kojima” bus stop, and walk about 20 minutes.
※There is a free shuttle bus from Iwata and Toyodacho station only on Saturday and Sunday.
[CAR] 25 minutes from Tomei Expressway Hamamatsu I.C./ Iwata I.C.
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