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Kyoto City Zoo京都市動物園


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.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakihoushoujichou In Okazaki Park

phone 0757710210

[Mar.-Nov.] 9:00-17:00
[Dec.-Feb.] 9:00-16:30
※ Admission is up to 30 minutes Closed

Review of Kyoto Municipal Zoo

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/29 Dont bother
Incredibly small enclosures for everything. Sad elephants. Over cramped spaces. These animals deserve so much better
Reviewed:2018/11/28 Disgraceful
Do not visit if you care about animals at all. Many of the large animals had extremely small cages and were obviously suffering. It broke my heart.
Reviewed:2018/11/17 Please don't support this place by going there.
Before going to this zoo I read a bunch of reviews on here defending the place, I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt and see for myself.
While the enclosures are kept clean and are of okay...

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakihoushoujichou In Okazaki Park [map]



[Mar.-Nov.] 9:00-17:00
[Dec.-Feb.] 9:00-16:30
※ Admission is up to 30 minutes Closed
Monday (Next Weekday for Public holiday), 12/28-1/1 (Open if 1/2 or 1/3 is Monday and 1/4 is closed)
[Admission fee] General600yen, Junior High School StudentsFree
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available (seasonal vegetarian diet Hino)
Not available
Available (near the front and east entrance)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Not available

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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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