Narita Dream Dairy Farm, a guest ranch in Narita-shi, Chiba Prefecture, has a bridge exclusively designed for goats. It’s a popular attraction for visitors to see goats walking in the air.
Wooden panels are fixed on logs to make the goatwalk of about 50 meters long, 18 centimeters wide and 2.5 meters high. It was built in July 2011 to allow goats, which love heights, can play on it.
Goats climb up and walk on the narrow bridge quite lightly and easily. Sometimes they fall but never get hurt as they are also good at landing on their feet.
The farm has approximately 30 goats and visitors can enjoy feeding and having contact with them. Saki Ishibashi, a 33-year-old visitor from Katori-shi, Chiba Prefecture, said while looking up at them on the goatwalk, “I never expected to see goats walking at heights. It was fun looking at them playing and romping on the bridge.”
(Sept. 6, 2015)