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Kujukushima Zoo & Botanical Garden Mori Kirara (西海国立公園 九十九島動植物園森きらら)

This zoo and botanical garden, situated on a rise commanding a view of Saikai National Park Kujukushima below, focuses on relaxation and the nature of the Kujuku Islands. The zoo presents around 60 species of animals such as lions and Amur leopard cats; there's also a penguin exhibit which boasts one of the largest overhead aquariums in Japan. The zoo also offers a full array of programs, including guided tours and animal feeding sessions, as well as rides on Taishu horses, a rare breed of horse of which only around 50 live in all of Japan. The zoo's greenhouse garden and grounds have been planted with some 1,200 species of plants; the 3,000-square-meter rose garden, in particular, is a must see in the spring and fall when its beautiful roses bloom in profusion.


Nagasaki Sasebo-shi Funakoshicho 2172 (Sasebo / HiradoArea)

phone 0956280011

9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)

Review of Kujukushima Zoological and Botanical Garden Morikirara

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Reviewed:2019/12/16 Take Your Gaijin Card or Proof of Residency in Sasebo
If you present proof that you live in the city of Sasebo, you can get in for cheaper.
Good penguin exhibit, where you walk under the glass-bottom pool and look up to see them swimming above you...
Reviewed:2019/01/01 Small zoo
This facility is okay for a visit with kids but if you are expecting something like the BioPark you will be disappointed. The penguin exhibit is however excellent and I thought well worth the price...
Reviewed:2018/04/10 Alot of animals for a small park
this place seems to be something. they have a lot of animals for such a small town Zoo. I was actually shocked. the price for admission is really good and they actually cut the grass too

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Nagasaki Sasebo-shi Funakoshicho 2172 [map]
Sasebo / HiradoArea
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
open everyday
Adults (High School Students and above) 830yen, Children (4 years old-Junior High School Students) 210yen, Free for 3 years and under
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club, others)
Not available
English Menu
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 11, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          This hidden corner of the country is rural Japan at its best, where underground activity is to thank for active volcanoes and bubbling natural hot springs along the Shimabara Peninsula as well as the crystal clear waters of the Goto Islands off the west coast. Less well known than Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, Nagasaki commemorates its own past at the Nagasaki Peace Park, which sits alongside the charming Meganebashi stone bridge and a mix of religious buildings with beautiful architecture, such as the Zen Buddhist Sofukuji Temple, the Confucian Shrine, and the Oura Christian Church.