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Zoo Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Kyoto City Zoo
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    3.5
    216 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakihoushoujichou In Okazaki Park
    A zoo established by the city of Kyoto located in the Okazaki area of Sakyo Ward. This historic zoo was the second to be opened in the country, having begun operating in 1903. The zoo is dedicated to animal breeding and has achieved the first successful breeding in Japan of species such as lions, tigers, western lowland gorillas, and lar gibbons. The zoo houses numerous exhibits only found here, including an Asian elephant herd in the Forest of Elephants and a Gorilla House where visitors can see gorillas learning with the use of touch panels, a first in Japan. In the Otogi no Kuni (Fairy Land) exhibit Animals, used to the presence of humans such as domesticated farm animals can be viewed up close and touched, providing visitors to have fun while learning about the preciousness of life.

    Incredibly small enclosures for everything. Sad elephants. Over cramped spaces. These animals deserve so much better

  • Fukuchiyama City Zoo
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
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    Kyoto Fukuchiyamashi Izaki 377-1
    Fukuchiyama City Zoo is the only zoo in Northern Kinki and Sanin. There is a large pond nearby, and it's known for letting you get close to the animals. Their Japanese macaques are a favorite, and you can see them in their natural social groups at the facility's Monkey Island.

    Nothing spectacular but ok for such a small town. There are couple of new facilities for the animals but generally very old. Very nice people working there so you feel welcomed. Kids liked it that's...

  • Kyoto Arashiyama Owl To Leopard Nekonomori
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sagatenryujisusukinobabachou 3-25
  • Yawata Municipal Children Zoo
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    Kyoto Yawata-shi Otokoyamamizakura 18
  • Tango Uotchikan
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
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    Kyoto Miyazu-shi Odashukuno 1001

    宮津にある小さな水族館です。 展示フロアはコンパクトで、解説パネルをしっかり読みながらでも、1時間もあれば十分に見て回れる規模です。が、色々と工夫が凝らされた展示は大人でも見応えがあり。 生き物が好きな幼児から小学生低学年辺りの子どもには、ちょうど良い規模だと感じます。 また、野外コーナーでは、間近で観覧できるアシカショーやペンギンの餌やりタイムがあり、大規模水族館にはないアットホームな雰囲気が楽...

  • Sandanike Park
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    Kyoto Fukuchiyama-shi Izaki 377-1

    This is great park to relax. There is big playground for the kids to enjoy outdoors. If it rains there is small science museum on the other side of the park ( pinkish color building). The zoo is only...

  • Kyoto Hyonekonomori
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nakanosu-cho Up Shin-Kyogoku-dori Shichi-ku 554 Mimatsuishi Kan 1F
  • Kyoto City Zoo Kyoto no Mori
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Okazakihoshojicho 126 Okazaki Park Uchi

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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