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Tobu Zoo

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Address: 110 Suka, Minamisaitama-gun, Miyashiro-machi 345-0831, Saitama Prefecture
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+81 480-93-1200

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All in all a fun day out.

We went to Tobu zoo on the 1st of Nov. I am not keen on 'caged animals' but I understand the importance of zoo's in conservation and education. Unlike Ueno zoo which I was... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2015
Kashiwa, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I really don't like zoos but my son loves white tigers so given the favourable reviews we did the 4 train trip from Tokyo. They have an amazing range of animals but couldn't say anything about conservation as no signs in English. It's a little odd as they seem to have lots of some animals and only 1 or 2... More 

1 Thank Louise H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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575 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

I visited Tobu zoo and it's accompanying theme park with some friends in September 2015. It's a nice enough park, plenty to do, don't miss Kawasemi and Regina! Some nice views over the lake are available too. I didn't see much of the zoo itself but I did hear from friends that the animals were in small cages and looked... More 

1 Thank Jordanovichy
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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579 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

The theme park is fantastic, there are some very good rides. The best ride is the Intamin Megalite coaster. The Zoo is disappointing. Most of the animals look very thin. Some of the animals are in tiny cages and chained.

Kashiwa, Japan
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Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We went to Tobu zoo on the 1st of Nov. I am not keen on 'caged animals' but I understand the importance of zoo's in conservation and education. Unlike Ueno zoo which I was extremely disappointed with the lack of education of the animal's as well as the serious lack of environmental enrichment for the animals. Tobu zoo however has... More 

1 Thank batnbunny
Ebina, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

This by far is one of the cleanest zoo's around. Very well planned easy to find the various sections of the zoo. It has a amusement park nearby which is an added bonus if your going to be here. I like the little steam locomotives that operate in this zoo. Try to get here during the cooler months. Saitama Prefecture... More 

Thank Odakyumatt
Hasuda, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Vastly exceed our expectations. We visited on a Saturday which happened to be the first day of Golden Week 2015. The park was full enough that there was a fun vibe but it was still possible to find tables to eat at and the lines for the rides were short - 10mins was the longest we waited. Tobudobutsukoen is a... More 

3 Thank HasudaPete
Pune, India
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Reviewed 2 April 2015

I went there with my wife in January, 2014. We tried wooden roller coaster there. It was definitely a good roller coaster. Animals are also interesting to see.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

Simply one of the best, not focusing on just thrill factor, Tobu zoo is both fun in the theme park and zoo sector, park has a couple of fun rides and even beautiful pathway for strolling, Zoo is very interactive and opened concept, can see that the animals looked happier than the ones at Ueno.

1 Thank Jeryl N

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