Zoo Spots in Kanagawa Area

  • Zoorasia - Yokohama Zoological Gardens
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Asahi-ku Kamishiranechou 1175-1
    Located in the Asahi Ward of Yokohama City, Zoorasia (Yokohama Zoological Gardens) is a zoo inspired by the vision of “Symbiosis of Life and Harmony with Nature.” Zoorasia covers a total area of approximately 53.3 hectares, making it Japan’s largest zoo. The name “Zoorasia” (combing “Zoo” and “Eurasia”) reflects the large size of the zoo, comparing it (tongue-in-cheek) to the size of the Eurasian continent. The zoo is divided into eight zones based on climatic and geographic conditions in different parts of the world, recreating the kinds of environment in which the animals live in the wild. Every summer, the zoo stays open in the evening as “Night Zoorasia”; public response to this initiative has been very positive.
  • Nogeyama Zoo
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Nishi-ku Oimatsuchou 63-10
    This zoo is located inside of Nogeyama Park, which sits on a hilltop overlooking the 21 districts of Minatomirai. Admission is free. Visitors can see 2,500 animals from around 100 species including lions, tigers, and giraffes. The zoo also has an indoor climate-controlled reptile exhibit. Watching the staff breed and care for the crocodilians and tortoises is popular with visitors. At the zoo's Nakayoshi Hiroba (Friendship Plaza), visitors can actually pet and feed animals such as guinea pigs and mice, allowing them to feel the warmth of animals up close.
  • Hiroyama Park
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    Kanagawa Pref. Zushishi Shinjuku 5-1851
    This park is arranged around the peak of Mt. Hiroyama in 5-Chome, Shinjuku, Zushi City. It features an observation deck and a rest house. You can see the surrounding scenery such as the city streets, Sagami Bay, Enoshima Island, and Mt. Fuji. Additionally, Japanese monkeys, ducks, peacocks and other animals are raised here.
  • Yokohama Municipal Kanazawa Zoo
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    Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Kanazawa-ku Kamariyahigashi 5-15-1
    Located 12 minutes away by bus from the west exit of Keihin Electric Express Railway Kanazawa-bunko Station; get off at the “Natsuyamasakaue” stop. A municipal zoo located in Kanazawa Natural Park. Focusing primarily on rare herbivores animals, many animals found at no other zoo are kept here. The zoo has prepared spacious grounds for keeping its large herbivores, and you can take your time and enjoy watching them amidst beautiful natural environments. Time your visit right, and you can watch koalas eating eucalyptus leaves. There’s also a petting zoo where you can play with goats and sheep. The great grey kangaroo area, which lets visitors actually walk through it, is particularly popular.
  • Yumemigasaki Zoological Park
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Saiwai-ku Minamikase 1-2-1
    Located in Saiwai District, Kawasaki City, this zoo has no entrance fee. In this park, abundant with natural greenery, are housed 61 types of animals. The lesser panda is one of the most popular with children. Seasonal activities are held year round. The spring zoo festival is one of the most popular. The opportunity to feed the animals, interact with the animals at the touching zoo, and a quiz corner are regular events as well.
  • Makigahara Chibikko Zoo
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    Kanagawa Yokohama-shi Asahi-ku Oikecho 65-1
    This zoo is located a three-minute walk from the Makigaharaoike bus stop and 15 minutes from Futamatagawa Station. Situated on the north side of Children's Natural Park near the picnic field, this zoo is designed to be a place which is open and accessible to families with small children. There's a petting zoo which is open for three sessions a day where children can play with chickens, guinea pigs, mice, and other animals. When the zoo is particularly crowded, petting zoo time may be limited. Visitors can also see Goishi chabo chickens, a domestic Japanese chicken breed now designated a National Natural Monument, up close in the zoo's Japanese chicken house.
  • Hiratsuka Comprehensive Park Fureai Zoo
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    Kanagawa Hiratsuka-shi Ohara 1-1


Kanagawa Areas


Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo's most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.

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