Zoo Spots in Tokyo Area

  • Ueno Zoo
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    4.0
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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.

    An old fashioned type of zoo. Even the rhinoceros had a very small, concrete enclosure. The queue to see the pandas was an hour and a half long but it was a public holiday.

  • Tokyo Tama Zoological Park
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    4.5
    323 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.

    Please help baby chimp Plum she needs some physical and mental rehabilitation. She is underdeveloped at her age. The hair on her stomach is worn off . And she is going to be very ill if something...

  • Machida Squirrel Garden
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    4.0
    149 Reviews
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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.

    Wow this was such an amazing experience. As an avid squirrel lover for my entire life this was definitely a dream come true. I highly recommend making your way to Machida Squirrel Garden if youre in...

  • Edogawa City Shizen Zoo
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    4.5
    124 Reviews
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    Tokyo Edogawa-ku Kitakasai 3-2-1 Rowboat In the park
    A zoo located in 3 Chome Kitakasai, Edogawa City. The zoo cares for and displays red pandas, Humboldt penguins, common squirrel monkeys, radiated tortoises, and other animals. There's also a petting zoo where you can play with rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, and sheep; and an aquarium which takes inspiration from Edo City's location surrounded by rivers and the sea, displaying freshwater fish and fish which live in brackish waters where fresh and ocean waters meet.

    Chanced upon this mini zoo last year and I have to return here again cause I did not have enough time before it closes (at 4pm!) then. A mini zoo that offers quite a fair bit of animals to see - plus...

  • Hamura Zoo
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    4.0
    37 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.

    Have visited this zoo on multiple occasions, normally with at least two children under 8 years old. The zoo is quite small but that is one of the appealing features as it allows for half-day trips...

  • Gyosen Park
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
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    Tokyo Edogawa-ku Kitakasai 3-2-1
    A 15-minute walk from Nishi-Kasai Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line. Plan and built in 1950, this public park is comprised of a zoo and a Japanese garden area. The lush Japanese garden is a strolling-style garden built around a central pond, and here visitors can take in the beauty of the seasons. In the Genshinan teahouse, you can experience Japanese culture; the park also has a playground and a place for fishing. In the zoo area, you can see red pandas, prairie dogs, birds such as the rhinoceros hornbill, turtles, iguanas, and other animals, and also pet rabbits and guinea pigs.

    This is a MUST if you visit Tokyo during Cherry Blossom Time [last week of March through to late April]. A short walk SE from Shinjuku Station will take you to a Park entrance. It is beautifully laid...

  • Nekobukuro
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    3.0
    49 Reviews
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    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashi-ikebukuro 1-28-10 Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro 8F
    This facility on the eighth floor of Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro mainly features cats. This location is a bit different from ordinary cat cafes since they do not offer any food or drinks inside. You can find huge cats lined up right along the entrance, and there are a variety of toys on hand to cater to each of the cats' individual personalities. Snack time is held twice every day. Anyone can participate, but customers cannot bring in their own snacks to feed the cats, so please take note beforehand. There are lots of interesting and unique facilities on hand, including a transparent catwalk that looks different from every angle as cats walk across it, and a cat-style TV that showcases info about cats.

    If you like cats and are missing your furry friends then it’s fun to visit. It’s on the top floor of tokyu hands (which is a great place to visit just on its own), and has probably 15-20 cats at any...

  • 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.
  • Mt. Takao Monkey Park and Wild Plant Garden
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    3.0
    10 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.

    An expat recommeded this place as nice to do while in Tokyo. We visited Mt Takao on a weekend which was a big mistake. Thousands of people going there. A hill with a chair lift and cable car. It is...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Oshima Park Zoo
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Tokyo Oshimamachi Senzu Fukushige 2
    "A zoo opposite the Oshima Park Camellia Garden, which has been called the ""Best camellia garden in the world."" About 400 animals of 60 species are cared for and shown to the public in a lush laurel forest. It is the first zoo in Japan to successfully breed Japanese wood pigeons, a protected species. They also have a breeding program that's part of Tokyo's Zoo Stock Plan propagating such rare animals as the Aldabra giant tortoise and the Hawaiian goose. Monkey Island at the center of the facility and has a roughly 60-meter bridge. Made with volcanic rock from Oshima eruptions, it's Japan's largest enclosure of its kind with ring-tailed lemur and Barbary sheep."

    This mini zoo was a pleasant surprise when we visited Oshima Park. The zoo contained an interesting assortment of animals. It was a very enjoyable experience and not time consuming. Best thing...

  • Adachi Park of Living Things
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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."
  • Itabashi Municipal Children Dobutsuen Takashimadaira Branch
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    Tokyo Itabashi-ku Takashimadaira 8-chome 24-1
  • Ue Chiba Sunahara Park
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    Tokyo Katsushika-ku Nishikameari 1-27-1

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  • Katsushika Ue Chiba Sunahara Park Fureai Animal Hiroba
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    Tokyo Katsushika-ku Nishikameari 1-chome 27-1
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    Tokyo Hinoshi Hodokubo 7-1-1

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