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  • Ueno Zoo
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    4.0
    2680 Reviews
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Uenokouen 9-83
    This urban zoo located in Taito City’s Ueno-onshi-koen Park is Japan’s oldest zoo, having opened in 1882. Inside are more than 500 types of animals, and it is most famous for giant panda in particular. The zoo is breeding and displaying the world’s three rarest animals that include the pygmy hippopotamus and okapi as well as the panda. From the 1990s the animal enclosures were refurbished to provide a space for patrons to see animals in more natural surroundings.

    A few minutes walk from JR Ueno/Ueno keisei station and walk pass the ueno park. The place was nice and many animal there.

  • Aqua Park Shinagawa
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Takanawa 4-10-30 within Shinagawa Prince Hotel
    This aquarium and urban entertainment facility is located inside the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Minato City, Tokyo. The aquarium’s main attraction are its dolphin performances held in a circular pool in the center of the facility; ticket holders can enjoy a stunning show which interweaves light and sound with the sleek acrobatics of the dolphins. The aquarium’s jungle-themed zone houses exhibits presenting freshwater fish and reptiles as well as the park’s popular capybaras. The facility is filled with other interesting attractions, including the fantastical jellyfish zone and a 20 meter long tunnel aquarium.
  • Tokyo Tama Zoological Park
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    2.5
    6 Reviews
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    Tokyo Hinoshi Hodokubo 7-1-1
    This zoo opened in 1958 and is one of the largest zoos in the country with approximately 320 species of animals kept on its expansive premises. A characteristic of the zoo is its spacious exhibits that make use of the area’s abundant nature. It is famous for its Sky Walk, a 150-meter rope set up high for orangutans to cross over. The park is divided up into four zones, the Asian Zone, African Zone, Australia Zone, and Insectarium, which are all connected by a shuttle bus. The closest station is Tama-dobutsukoen Station.

    동물원 안의 음식은 왜 다들 맛이 별로 없는지....아쉽네요. 타마동물원 입구에서 들어가서 왼쪽에 기념품 판매점 옆에 있습니다. 약간 반지하 형식입니다. 메뉴는 다양하지는 않고 식사보다 간단한 패스트푸드 정도 입니다. 핫도그와 커피, 음료, 아이스크림 ... 동물원 안에서 먹을 수 있는 몇개 없는 식당이라서 아쉬울때 이용하셔도 될 듯 합니다.

  • Machida Squirrel Garden
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    Tokyo Machidashi Kanaimachi 733-1
    In this small zoo located in the Kanaimachi district of Tokyo’s Machida City, approximately 200 Taiwanese squirrels and chipmunks have free range of the premises. In addition to putting on gloves and enjoying the experience of squirrels eating out of your hand, there is also an area to see familiar animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits, and turtles. The “Fureai Hiroba” event in which guests can hold rabbits and guinea pigs is only held on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The docile guinea pigs are quite popular among small children.
  • Inokashira Park Zoo
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    Tokyo Musashinoshi Gotenyama 1-17-6
    This is a zoo occupying approximately one-third of Inokashira Onshi Koen (Inokashira Park) in Tokyo’s Musashino City. It is famous for its elephant Hanako, who had lived for a long time, passed away in 2016. Inside the park are small paths where the squirrels roam free, a petting corner, and a square where visitors can search for wildlife (Sundays 11 am-12 pm. Second Sunday only from January-March and November-December) and displays for the very popular capybara. In the separate zoo are exhibits of aquatic animals such as fish, amphibians, insects and waterfowl. Altogether both zoos keep more than 200 species of animals.
  • Hamura Zoo
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Tokyo Hamurashi Hane 4122
    This small zoo opened in 1978 as Japan’s first town-managed zoo, and it’s located about 20 minutes from Hamura Station. The zoo keeps a variety of animals including the popular lesser pandas, giraffes, ostriches, and meerkats. The appeal to the zoo is the fact that it is a small-scale park with an at–home ambience featuring the “Doki-doki Hands-On” area where visitors can pet chicks and guinea pigs and the “Nakayoshi Dobutsu Park” with a fairytale theme where guests can feed goats and miniature pigs. It also has a grassy lawn and a steam locomotive on display, making it a perfect place to picnic and spend a relaxing day.

    羽村動物園の中央の広場前にある売店。ドリンクから遊具迄揃っていて、売店は園内こちらだけなので誰もが立ち寄るオアシスです。

  • Mt. Takao Monkey Park and Wild Plant Garden
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Tokyo Hachioujishi Takaomachi 2179
    Ride the cable car up Mt. Takao to the Mt. Takao Monkey Park and Wild Plant Garden. Come and get a close look the habitat and behavior of over 70 different types of monkeys. The handlers also hold special performances with some of the trained monkeys. Then check out the Wild Plant Garden with over 300 different types of wild plants. Experience a different scene each season and the rich nature of Mt. Takao. Incredibly popular for Golden Week excursions in May.

    Not sure what I was expecting but the site quite small. Monkeys were great. Just don't expect to spend much more than an hour here.

  • Adachi Park of Living Things
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
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    Tokyo Adachi-ku Hokima 2-17-1
    This is Adachi's only aquarium and zoo where you can nurture love through interacting with living things and learn about the preciousness of life. It is a biological garden in a residential area a 20-minute walk from Takenotsuka Station. There are about 300 species of living things such as insects, fishes, amphibians and birds that are raised there. It consists of five sections with the theme of “interactions, life and symbiosis.” You can interact with guinea pigs and rabbits and also feed sheep every day, so it is crowded with many families during long holidays and weekends. The popular event where creatures recommended by staff for that season are introduces by keepers is held on the first Saturday of each month, and same-day registration is accepted.

    I'll start by saying, we went here with one of the locals who spoke to the staff for us and explained everything so my review may be slightly biased because of that! The best part was the room full...

  • Itabashikuritsukodomo Zoo
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    Tokyo Met. Itabashi-ku Itabashi3-50-1
  • Tokyo Zoo Kyokaitamadobutu Park Jigyoka Sales Kakari
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    Tokyo Hinoshi Hodokubo 7-1-1
  • Itabashi Municipal Children Dobutsuen Takashimadaira Branch
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Tokyo Itabashi-ku Takashimadaira 8-chome 24-1

    高島平駅の北にある無料動物園です。 割と小規模な可愛い動物園なので、1才〜幼稚園児くらいのお子さんにちょうどいいかなと思います。 モルモットの抱っこができるので、友人の子供が喜んでいました。

  • Tsubaki Hana Garden
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    3.5
    42 Reviews
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    Tokyo Oshimamachi Motomachi

    Outside of camellia season, there probably aren't too many reasons to stop here, but it is a lovely, if slightly old garden. Viewing platform provides excellent vistas of Izu, and large grass area a...

  • Tokyo Toritu Oshima Park Zoo
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    4.5
    91 Reviews
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    Tokyo Metropolitan Government Oshima cho Izumitsu Fukushige 2

    You probably wouldn’t want to spend long here. 90 minutes between buses was enough. Small zoo had some pretty birds. Park would be great during camellia blooms.

  • Edogawa Phoenix Zoo
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    4.5
    98 Reviews
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    Tokyo Edogawa-ku Kitakasai 3-2-1

    Good place to go with kids, nice experience. It’s not as big zoo as ueno but it’s decent Also there is a area to play for kids which is good.

  • Ue Chiba Sunahara Park
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    Tokyo Katsushika-ku Nishikameari 1-27-1

    亀有などの駅からも徒歩で行くことができます。広い公園ではないですが、動物と触れ合える身近な公園なので、小さな子供と一緒でも楽しめます。

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