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Hirakawa Zoological Park平川動物公園


A municipal zoo located in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture which cares for some 1,000 animals of around 140 species, including the park’s popular koalas. The facility is distinguished by its use of Kagoshima’s natural beauty and hot springs, and visitors can enjoy a relaxing hot spring foot bath while watching animals and the African Savanna where giraffes and other African animals stroll about backed by such sights as Sakurajima and Kinko Bay. Many of the park’s exhibits are fenceless and complete recreate the animal’s natural environment, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about the animals’ natural ecologies while having fun. There is also a petting zoo and amusement park, making Hirakawa Zoological Park a popular destination for families with small children.


Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Hirakawachou 5669-1

phone 0992612326

9:00-17:00 (up to 16:30 for admission)

Review of Hirakawa Zoological Park

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/03/06 The Best zoo I have ever visited!
I have to say this zoo is the best zoo I have ever visited. The animals look so happy, lively and comfortable in the zoo and visitors can look animals in the very close distance, particularly...
Reviewed:2018/01/04 Nice Zoo with many animals
We visited on a really cold and windy day but my little girl still enjoyed the zoo a lot! There are many animals to see and you can see them from a small distance. There are also some simple motor...
Reviewed:2017/08/15 South of Kagoshima City - 30 mins by train, 10mins by bus.
Great value when we visited.
Zoo only entrance fee is 500en for adults, 100en for kids!!! Felt guilty paying so little.
Plenty to keep you going for 2-4 hours, I'd say.
Full entrance fee incl...

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Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Hirakawachou 5669-1 [map]



9:00-17:00 (up to 16:30 for admission)
New Year's Holiday(12/29-1/1)
[Admission fee] General (High School Students or higher) 500 yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 100 yen
Parking Lot
Available About630spaces
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          Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture’s most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinksーshochu.

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