As you cross the 41 m difference in elevation, you can see elephants, rhinoceroses, camels and zebras. Though they seem small amidst their magnificent surroundings, the animals are a wondrous sight when seen from the Sky Safari.
There are no steps in either ropeway station so that wheelchairs can be wheeled directly on and off the gondolas, therefore enjoy the ride.
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Parking lot >> Child's Farm >> Walking Safari (“Yasei-no-Kuni”) >> Sky Safari (“Yasei-no-Kuni” Station) >> Petting zoo “Fureai-no-Kuni” Station >> Parking lot
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Sky Safari Report
The Sky Safari is an aerial ropeway that connects Petting zoo “Fureai-no-Kuni” Station near the parking lot with Yasei-no-Kuni Station. If you get on it at Yasei-no-Kuni Station, at the base of the hill, it'll take you to Petting zoo “Fureai-no-kuni” Station at the top of the hill. It is also a convenient way to get around the park if you're in a wheelchair or otherwise have trouble walking. This ropeway uses what is referred to as a monocable, fixed grip circulating lift. The Sky Safari is the only place in Japan to use such type of ropeway. On weekdays, it normally does not get crowded, but on weekends, during Golden Week, Obon and other holidays, it's packed. On busy days, it starts getting crowded just before lunch and the crowds start tapering off around 3:00 in the afternoon. I recommend avoiding peak times so that you can move smoothly about the park.
- July 18, 2003
- Petting zoo “Fureai-no-Kuni” Station (Top of the hill in the Safari Park) - Yasei-no-Kuni Station (Base of the hill)
- 317.69 m, Difference in elevation between stations: 41.10 m. Operators: 12
- Required time:
- 172 sec, Gondolas: 6