Capybara

At the experiential agricultural park "Sakai Green Museum Harvest Hill" located in Minami-ku, Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, a winter-limited "Capybara Onsen" is being held until February 25, 2024 (Sunday). You can see the capybaras up close as they lie down and doze off in the warm bath.

Capybara

Capybaras, which naturally inhabit warm watersides, are not good with cold. For these capybaras, the park has created a bath in the petting area. The temperature of the bath is adjusted to 39-40℃ depending on the temperature of the day. Sometimes, yuzu fruits given by customers and staff are floated in the bath.

On cold days, they may stay in the bath for 1-2 hours, but on warm days, they may not enter at all. Whether they enter the bath or not depends on the mood of the capybaras.

Overview of Capybara Hot Spring

Capybara
  • Event period: Until February 25, 2024 (Sun) during Capybara petting time
  • Price: Can be viewed with only the admission fee for Harvest Hill
  • Location: Village Area Capybara House

※Cancelled in case of rain
※Depending on the temperature, capybaras may not enter the bath
※You cannot enter the same bath as the capybaras

Capybara Interaction Time

Capybara

Schedule for January 2024

  • Weekdays ⑴12:30~13:00 ⑵14:15~14:45
  • Weekends ⑴12:00~12:45 ⑵14:00~14:45
  • Capybara return time 15:30

※The schedule for February and beyond will be announced on the official website at a later date

Introducing the Capybara Family

Capybara

Currently, you can interact with a family of four capybaras, a mother and her daughters, at Harvest Hill.

The capybaras at Harvest Hill love visitors. During the interaction time, you can pet them and feed them. If they feel good being petted, they might even roll over for you.

The Capybara petting time is held every day, where you can watch and pet them for free. The park also sells feed, so even small children can experience feeding them.

  • Parent: Biriko (Female) Born in 2012
  • Child:
    • Hono (Female) Born in 2015
    • Hii (Female) Born in 2016
    • Mii (Female) Born in 2016

Other Events

500,000 Nanohana (Canola) flowers

500,000 Rape Blossoms

Under the winter sky, yellow nanohana (canola) flowers bloom all over the flower field.

Enjoy the early spring mood!

  • Blooming period: Expected from early January to late February 2024
  • Fee: Viewing is possible with only the admission fee for Harvest Hill

Strawberry Picking

Strawberry Picking

You can enjoy an all-you-can-eat experience of three types of strawberries for up to 120 minutes. You can compare the different tastes and aromas of each strawberry. This is a very popular harvesting experience that requires a reservation.

  • Event period: Every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from January 4, 2024 (Thursday) to May 30, 2024 (Thursday)
  • Price: 2,200 yen for junior high school students and above, 1,700 yen for elementary school students, 1,200 yen for children aged 4 to pre-school, 500 yen for children aged 1 to 3 *Separate admission fee for Harvest Hill is required

Facility Introduction

Facility

"Sakai Green Museum Harvest Hill" is an experiential agricultural park located in Minami-ku, Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture. The 350,000 square meter site is divided into a city area and a village area across a suspension bridge, and in addition to flower fields that bloom in each season, there are playground equipment such as a 36-meter-high Ferris wheel, feeding and petting animals such as sheep and capybaras. Enjoy a day with a variety of attractions, including handmade experience classes for cooking and craft handicrafts, and an outdoor theme park "Sylvanian Park" that reproduces Sylvanian Village!

Facility Logo
  • Facility Name: Sakai Green Museum Harvest Hill
  • Address: 2405-1 Hachigamineji, Minami-ku, Sakai City, Osaka 590-0125
  • Phone Number: 072-296-9911
  • Business Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 (Last admission is one hour before closing)
  • Closed: January 1, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Admission Fee: Adults (junior high school students and above) 1,200 yen, Children (4 years old and above) 800 yen *Free for children under 3 years old
  • Parking: Free (capacity for 1,800 cars) *Large buses allowed
  • Access: About 15 minutes from Sakai IC (Hannan Expressway) or about 20 minutes by bus (Nankai Bus) from Izumigaoka Station (Semboku Rapid Railway), get off at "Harvest Hill" bus stop and walk for about 2 minutes
  • Operated by: Sakai Farm Co., Ltd.
  • Official Website (Japanese): https://farm.or.jp/

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