Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens

This park is divided into the three zones of animal petting zone, seasonal flowers vegetation zone, and amusement park zone. Now, due to reconstruction work following the Kumamoto earthquake, the flower bed around the botanical garden, animal petting area, part of animal museum exhibition area (elephants, giraffes) and part of the amusement park have been opened free to the public. It is around a 10-minute walk from the Kumamoto tram’s Doshokubutsuen Irigiuchi Station.

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Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshihigashiku Kengun 5-14-2 map map Map
9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
Monday (next weekday if 4thMonday and public holidays), New Year's holiday(12/30-1/1)
[Admission fee] Adults/High school students500yen, Elementary and junior high school students100yen, ToddlersFree
Parking Lot
Available(Standard size1,229spaces, Bus 57spaces)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
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Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • A very upsetting place
    1.0 Reviewed : 2019.04.16
    For some of the animals the cages are tiny. Seeing how depressed and lonely some of the animals looked whilst children jeered and tormented them was was a horrible experience. This experience changed...
  • Small, kid friendly
    3.0 Reviewed : 2016.09.22
    They have some rides for small children in the center of the zoo. Shrine for animals. Conditions for some of the animals not so great. Cages do not make good photo opportunities.
  • Wonderful
    4.0 Reviewed : 2016.08.29
    Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a wonderful place for tourists to get touch woth the nature, apart from the plants and flowers, there are also animals, both childs and adults like this place

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