Kobe Animal Kingdom, Kobe

4.3
#1 of 61 in Outdoors 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. Using our custom trip planner, Kobe attractions like Kobe Animal Kingdom can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Visit the family (children 5 years of age). I came here as a result, he wondered whether rain everywhere I go, even in the rain play in building! so big even without the children 5 years of age with is just a good size. It is also a variety of reasonably priced. I would recommend a rainy day!
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  • August 17, 2017
    The kids of course adults so you can enjoy! Bird show and dog show is especially recommended is. Hot summer is OK because the location is great in the area in more than half. Online ticket and the port liner at Sannomiya Station, and less expensive.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Kobe Animal Kingdom (head Animal Kingdom), is a theme park located in Chuo-ku, Kobe-Shi, Hyogo port island. Is an all-weather theme park based on the interaction between flowers and birds. Many plants are placed greenhouse summer has have many birds are free-range. Playing of touch directly in the exhibition helps to give food.
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  • May 31, 2017
    I went there with my parents on a sunny weekday. Although it is not very big, you still can find many animals there. Facilities are good and well managed. They let most of the animals walking freely in their own habitats. If you like, you could touch them or get close to them (hand washing facilities are right at each gate). Shows are available. Worth to visit
  • April 16, 2017
    In theory, it's a lovely idea. In practice, the animals are placed in tiny enclosures and are constantly subjected to petting, screaming, pointing. It's great if you don't give a damn about animals and their well being. The cats and dogs in the petting area looks so exhausted, I walked past the area numerous times during the day and the cats and dogs were both just lying on the mats and floor lifelessly. When you try to pat them, they were all unresponsive. It just doesn't seem normal, unless they were somewhat sedated. It just didn't feel right.
  • May 6, 2017
    Great facilities, beautifully designed, friendly staff, many animals to feed and pet. However some enclosures seem too small. Some of the petting animals also seem sedated or very unhappy looking. Slightly heartbreaking if you love animals.
  • April 12, 2017
    Super-sized petting zoo! A must-see if you have children, since they can feed the animals and get up close. They have discount coupons for entry floating around, that reduce the entry price, but its definitely good for at least a half day of amusement.
  • June 10, 2017
    A good place to spend the day, bird's, animals, walk freely among you.Dineing area has a buffet, 🍺 bring a camera.

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