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In a remote-ish part of Gunma, the snake center is very interesting to visit. Foreign tourists will probably not want to visit, as it takes a while to get to, but it's fun. It's a little old, but you learn something, too.
I was really excited to visit this snake center but upon arriving it was obvious the place is falling apart. As a snake owner I know what's acceptable and what is not. And the living conditions here were not acceptable. There are weeks and weeks...More
As a glimpse into the past this place is a gem. On visiting we found an all but abandoned Snake Zoo, almost like visiting Jurassic Park a year after the first film ends. The ticket booth was manned by a couple of older woman who...More
Yes, this center does indeed have many many snakes. To be honest, the center is a little run-down and many of the snakes are in quite small, dull-looking enclosures. The most interesting thing to me was the large White Snake Kannon (Buddist goddess/Bodhisattva) statue, which...More