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Kobe City Oji Zoo

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Address: 3-1 Ojicho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-0803, Hyogo Prefecture
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As seeing a panda in real life was on my bucket list, it seemed obvious to visit the Kobe Oji Zoo. My visit was around lunchtime and it was very hot and I guess this added to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 June 2016
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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128 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Located about 3km away from Sannomiya. You can take the Kobe City-line bus number 92 from Sannomiya and get off right in front of the Zoo. Entrance ticket for adults costs only 600 Yen and children below 4 years can enter for free. They have a good variety of animals and don't miss out to see the giant panda! It... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The zoo is rather small but very well laid out and with nice animal enclosure. Most of the kids favorite are there, you can see it all in 3-4 hours and it's best at Sakura season because of hundreds of cherry trees on the grounds, truly spectacular at that time and they propose night visits with great light up !... More 

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Thank Utantan
Kobe, Japan
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Not liking the atmosphere very much, but this zoo has all the animals you'd expect to see plus more. It has a fairly big children's section where petable animals walk around freely and there's an amusement park inside the zoo. Extra fees for the rides. Recommended for families with young children.

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Thank KevInKobe
Kobe, Japan
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

if you are ok with seeing animals in small enclosures then maybe it will be an enjoyable day out. but i wouldnt recommend it . kinda depressing

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Thank Tender A
Kyoto, Japan
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77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The zoo had an average variety of animals. One thing to keep in mind - Animals won't be as lively in summer compared to winter and fall. At the time I visited, most of the animals were sleeping (Probably due to the heat) and some of the animals were not even present in their cages. Nonetheless, the elephants were pretty... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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180 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

No real point in visiting the Zoo, it is just the average zoo with sad animals who would be better off in a place with real space. But the amusement park is real fun, with old stuff , not antique but charming, unlike the modern ones, with no lines to access them and families eating and having fun. Real cool... More 

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Thank FloranH
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

As seeing a panda in real life was on my bucket list, it seemed obvious to visit the Kobe Oji Zoo. My visit was around lunchtime and it was very hot and I guess this added to the lethargy of the animals, which made them appear sad. Indeed, I saw several animals rocking, which was upsetting. However, I am no... More 

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Thank Jo T
Vilnius County, Lithuania
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This was the cutest zoo I have ever been with my almost one & only opportunity to see Panda <3 Definitely recomended

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Thank Erika J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I visited the zoo with a friend and it was free to enter because of some event, so I'm not sure what the prices usually are. There are many animals to see but the enclosures are very small compared to other zoos, and some of the animals looked visibly distressed, but I suppose that's to be expected as not all... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We were very disheartened to see all of the animals in too small enclosures, some like the flamingos over bread and over populated in their enclosure. One of the elephants was crying, pacing and holding its own tusk the whole time. I spent 20 minutes too long in there.

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