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Kobe City Oji Zoo

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3-1 Ojicho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-0803, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-861-5624
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3-1 Ojicho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-0803, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-861-5624

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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...More

1  Thank Justin S
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...More

3  Thank Nutmeg2513
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 Lincoln K
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...More

Thank Vachintha
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The zoo is rather small but very well laid out and with nice animal enclosure. Most of the kids favorite are there, you can see it all in 3-4 hours and it's best at Sakura season because of hundreds of cherry trees on the grounds,...More

Thank Utantan
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Not liking the atmosphere very much, but this zoo has all the animals you'd expect to see plus more. It has a fairly big children's section where petable animals walk around freely and there's an amusement park inside the zoo. Extra fees for the rides....More

Thank KevInKobe
Reviewed 26 August 2016

if you are ok with seeing animals in small enclosures then maybe it will be an enjoyable day out. but i wouldnt recommend it . kinda depressing

Thank Tender A
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The zoo had an average variety of animals. One thing to keep in mind - Animals won't be as lively in summer compared to winter and fall. At the time I visited, most of the animals were sleeping (Probably due to the heat) and some...More

Thank AntonioRyan
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

No real point in visiting the Zoo, it is just the average zoo with sad animals who would be better off in a place with real space. But the amusement park is real fun, with old stuff , not antique but charming, unlike the modern...More

Thank FloranH
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

As seeing a panda in real life was on my bucket list, it seemed obvious to visit the Kobe Oji Zoo. My visit was around lunchtime and it was very hot and I guess this added to the lethargy of the animals, which made them...More

Thank Jo T
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Clara N
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Response from Manir C | Reviewed this property |
I spent more than 3 hours there! My kids love animals and we visited every parts in the zoo.There are some sessions a day for kids to touch / hold the rabbits! And you can also pay extra money to play merry-go-around, mini... More