Source: YouTube: "みんなで入浴 カピバラ温泉～桶風呂～始めました！ 2017.12.5（埼玉県こども動物自然公園 公式/SaitamaChildrensZoo official ）capybara onsen" Popular “Animal Onsen” at Chikozan Park Children’s Zoo Open Through March 2020 2019-12-18 Wed 2019-12-18 Wed Bathing Japanese Macaques and Capybaras According to the Saitama Shimbun, the popular "Animal Onsen" hot springs at Chikozan Park Children's Zoo in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture, is scheduled to close at the end of March 2020. This attraction at the zoo, which gave visitors a unique look at various animals such as Japanese macaques and capybaras as they soaked in tubs of warm water accented with Japanese citrus "yuzu". The animals are even given a specific schedule for when they're able to use the onsen. Macaques are allowed in the water on odd-numbered dates and the capybaras on even-numbered dates, both of which start from 1pm. On weekends and holidays, the macaques can use the onsen from 11:45am and later swap with the capybaras at 1pm. Watching how the animals are swapped out must be a real treat for visitors to see! As a fun monthly excursion, the animals are taken to a real onsen. The next trip is scheduled for December 22nd. The zoo is open from 9:30am and closes at 4:30pm. Please be aware that the zoo is closed every Monday (if a national holiday falls on a Monday, it will shift to Tuesday). The zoo will also be closed during the New Year holidays from December 29 to January 1st. Admission to the zoo is 200 yen for adults and 50 yen for elementary and junior high students. Preschool children enter for free. For inquiries, please contact the zoo directly at the following telephone number:04-2953-9779 By - Terra Dragos. Tags: Capybara / Chikuzan Park Children's Zoo / Japanese macaque / Saitama Prefecture / Sayama City / Zoo grape Japan Sightseeing Popular “Animal Onsen” at Chikozan Park Children’s Zoo Open Through March 2020 Related Article Baby Panda Gets A Big Hug From Mom After Taking His First Steps Giant Panda, Tantan, to be returned to China after 20 years in Kobe Zoo Having A Rough Day? Watch These Capybara Cuddling Up By A Fire Riding the Steam Train Chichibu Paleo Express These adorable bubbly Capybara glasses are the chillest tableware for the summer Cheer On Your Favorite Capybara At Japan’s Capybara Olympics!