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Kobe City Oji Zoo

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Address: 3-1 Ojicho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-0803, Hyogo Prefecture
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Great Value and lots to see

During Cherry blossom season the walk around park is even more pleasant. A quick stroll up from station along blossom lined street brings you to park where admission is less then... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the zoo in mid April. The entire zoo was covered by beautiful cherry blossom!! My kids, my husband and myself was able to enjoy the cherry blossom and the animals at the same time! Actually the zoo is not too big, but already enough for small kids. Car park is available with a lot parking space, excellent for... More 

Thank Manir C
Paris, France
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65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you enter this zoo for the first time it does not look that much. However, take time to discover their hidden spaces and resting rooms. It's very well planned and meticulously organized. Excellent for the family with small kids. It is a rather small zoo, so prepare to see animals up close and personal. Excellent for the price!!!

Thank 345mike678
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It's almost never crowded, hence giving everyone a good view and encounter with the animal exhibits. We've never been closer to a panda (behind the viewing gallery of course), as compared to Taipei, Hong Kong, and Singapore. It also has a petting section for kids to pet rabbits and guinea pigs. The zoo has an 'ol-skool' but well-maintained and well-operated... More 

1 Thank JaneBoey
Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the zoo in April and met cherry blossom. As for the animals, I feel a bit sad that they are keep in quite a small place, for example, for brown bear, I found two of them kept in the same place with limited space. The bigger one walking around and around, seems rather restless and should not be... More 

Thank Sally C
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

During Cherry blossom season the walk around park is even more pleasant. A quick stroll up from station along blossom lined street brings you to park where admission is less then $10 per adult. Lots of animals to see not large exhibits for all animals though so would say it's more of a old style zoo but animals seem well... More 

Thank NotAtHomePlsLveMsg
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62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Easy to access by train and just a few minutes walk away. Cheap entrance fee. Quite a big variety of animals and there was even a panda. A small amusement park with some simple rides was enough to keep my kids happy.

2 Thank AmosWoo
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

While this zoo isnt as modern as some (like Auckland Zoo in my hometown) - it had a lot of charm with typical japanese flavour The kids will love the exhibits, and the fairground rides (highly recommend the dragon coaster!) plus the petting zoo was pretty sweet Animal wise, was amazing seeing the Panda, Polar Bear and other animals we... More 

1 Thank Justin S
Llangollen, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

It's up there with being the worst zoo I've ever visited. The enclosures, if you can call them that, are way too small, concrete, no food, no enrichment and no hiding places. The monkeys were looking around for food the whole time, very obviously hungry and board. Some of the cages were rusting which isn't good for the animals. There... More 

2 Thank Nutmeg2513
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This zoo was pretty good for the location and price. There was a decent amount of people, and the displays were nice. However, it is not a "must-see"

Thank J B
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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218 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Located about 3km away from Sannomiya. You can take the Kobe City-line bus number 92 from Sannomiya and get off right in front of the Zoo. Entrance ticket for adults costs only 600 Yen and children below 4 years can enter for free. They have a good variety of animals and don't miss out to see the giant panda! It... More 

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