Kobe Animal Kingdom, Chuo

4.3
#1 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Hyogo Prefecture
Pet an alpaca, play with raccoons, and talk to birds at Kobe Animal Kingdom, an all-weather animal and flower park located on Port Island. Spanning some 4 ha (10 ac), the park features rare birds and animals housed in 16,000 sq m (172,222 sq ft) of greenhouse space, with fully blooming flowers all year round. As you wander through the child-friendly site, you can touch and feed various species, enjoy water lilies and begonias, and see one of the largest owl enclosures in the world. Walk for 15 minutes from Hanshin Kosoku/Kyobashi interchange to reach the park. To visit Kobe Animal Kingdom on your trip to Kobe, use our Kobe travel route planner .
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  • You can go to one stop from Kobe Airport. Admission is 1,500 yen. There seem to be a lot of events which touch the animal such as the show of waswashimuz. There is also a shop and a restaurant on site, so you can enjoy it all day long.
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  • It is close to the animal and can touch it. There were many animal shows, so i enjoyed the day. Because there is a roof of about seven percent, it is all right even on a rainy day. Unlike the old zoo, there are many different devices. The price is a little high, but I thought it was a zoo worth going to.
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  • It is 1 station by port liner from Kobe Airport. It takes about a minute on foot from the nearest station. There is a coin locker at the entrance and you can leave your suitcase. Only 100 yen will be returned for the coin locker. The park is free to walk around, and the distance from the animals is very close. I visit various zoos, but this is the first time I've been so close to animals. It is better to take enough time to feed, because it is necessary to set up and line up. It is a place to repeat again.
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  • A nice zoo where you get to see most friendly animals up close and personal. Entrance fee is 1000 yen per person and closes at 5pm. This place is kids friendly if that matters to you. I can't remember any exotic animal of sorts except some birds that are caged up. Depending on how much of a zoo person you are, the one in Hokkaido might interest you more.
  • A one of a kind interactive experience. The admission is a little steep, 1800 yen but well worth it. There are areas where you can pet and feed various animals including capybaras, kangaroos and penguins. They also have animal performances several times a day.
  • Fantastic experience with a well oiled machine. This place is located close to the Harbor side which means it's cold and windy during the winter time. The zoo is partly outside and partly indoors, making their customers enjoy both the outdoors and indoors. They also have shows planned through out the venue, so guests can enjoy the various areas and animals performing. Every staff we encountered were friendly and happy to answer your questions. We arrived late, but we never felt rushed to finish our visit even as the closing time approached. This is a new experience but bound for great things in the future. Parking per car is 500 yen, entrance ticket costs for adults are 1800 yen, seniors are 1300 yen, and children are 1000 yen.
  • Great place for little ones to see animals up close and feed/ ride a variety of animals. The flowers and plants inside the greenhouse are very picturesque. However, some animals are contained in small spaces and don’t seem to get much attention. I wish the bears and cougars had snack times as well.
  • Exotic animals take your breath away.. the place is beautiful and the food is amazing.. specially the Japanese buffet.:)
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