Fukui's Nishiyama Park Zoo

Meet cute red pandas and some squirrel monkeys!

By Takako Sakamoto    - 1 min read

This park is famous for beautiful autumn leaves, gorgeous azaleas in May, and it also has a small zoo which is itself famous for two pretty red pandas loved by kids from Fukui and all over Japan. Since the red pandas of this zoo are so famous, I dropped by the zoo when I visited the park to see autumn leaves. When I saw the red pandas, I knew why kids love them so much. They are just ADORABLE! Such cute, round faces and fluffy fur...I almost climbed over the fence and held them! There are also cute squirrel monkeys that were recently added to the zoo's lovely collection of animals.. Since entry to this small zoo is free, don't forget to drop by when you visit Nishiyama Park in Fukui.

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.