Nasu Alpaca Farm

A farm raising the world’s friendliest alpacas

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The alpaca is a popular animal with its soft fur, long eyelashes, and adorable eyes. Here you can feed them and even take a stroll with them. 400 of these alpacas reside on the large grounds of Japan’s first alpaca farm.
Business Hours
Monday ( 10:0 AM ~ 4:0 PM )
Tuesday ( 10:0 AM ~ 4:0 PM )
Wednesday ( 10:0 AM ~ 4:0 PM )
Friday ( 10:0 AM ~ 4:0 PM )
Saturday ( 10:0 AM ~ 4:0 PM )
Sunday ( 10:0 AM ~ 4:0 PM )

[close] 12/31~1/2
Adult: 800 JPY
Children: 400 JPY

Junior high and high school students 600 yen. Children under 4 are free. Walking with the alpacas: 500 yen for 10 minutes Petting area: 300 yen for 10 minutes
Nasu Alpaca Farm, 1083 Oshima Nasumachi Nasugun, Tochigi
(0287) 77-1197

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The alpaca which became an overnight sensation because of a commercial

The homeland of the alpaca is the 3000m highlands of the Andes Mountains in South America. With the Nasu Highlands sharing the same climate close to Tokyo, Japan’s first alpaca breeding farm was started there in 1999. The 200 original alpacas which came over from Chile have now grown to 400. The Peru Alpaca & Llama Breeders’ Organization (known as SPAR) has recognized the facility as “the farm raising the world’s friendliest alpacas”. Due to a 2008 Japanese commercial which used an alpaca, the animal became an overnight sensation. What is truly adorable is that it will come over to you if you call to it.

Its smiling visage is healing

People who have seen alpacas have said in unison that they are healing because of their large watery eyes and the corners of their mouths that seem to curl up in a smile. With their eyes large enough to make easy eye contact with humans, fluffy fur and amiable personality, you end up smiling in spite of yourself. Shearing season is from the latter part of May to June. Since they have slender bodies in summer, you will have to visit at another time of year to witness their soft fur.

Two popular areas where you can freely meet the alpacas

There are two areas where you can freely meet the alpacas. At the Petting Area, you can touch and feed them, and you can take a souvenir photo with Kurare-chan, the alpaca which became famous on that commercial (limited to weekends). The Strolling Area is popular for being able to walk with baby alpacas and taking souvenir photos. The leashes can only be held by junior high school students and above, but even little children can touch the alpacas. However, it should be warned that when the alpacas are scared or when they are scrambling for food, they have a tendency to spit.

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