Zoo Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Kyoto City Zoo
    235 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    Decided to make a trip down to this zoo though we were staying in Osaka. It was free for my 2 school going kids. Its a clean and renovated zoo. Location was good with so many scenic views to take...

  • Fukuchiyama City Zoo
    23 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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 thats...

  • Kyoto Arashiyama Owl To Leopard Nekonomori
    9 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sagatenryujisusukinobabachou 3-25

    You can absolutely pet the owls and there are some that you cannot as they have a break. It is a great opportunity to pet an owl and see this majestic creatures up close, but they are chained, yet...

  • Kyoto City Zoo Kyoto no Mori
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Okazakihoshojicho 126 Okazaki Park Uchi
  • Kyoto Hyonekonomori
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nakanosu-cho Up Shin-Kyogoku-dori Shichi-ku 554 Mimatsuishi Kan 1F
  • Yawata Municipal Children Zoo
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    Kyoto Yawata-shi Otokoyamamizakura 18

Kyoto Areas


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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