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Kobe Animal Kingdom, Kobe

(4.3/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Feel the wind made direct contact with birds, flight of the Falcon and in the swimming pool site, came flying in front of me, is full of power.
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  • This was the best zoo I ever went too. This is a wild life petting zoo.The moment you enter the zoo you get to interact with the animals. Your fist encounter will be with Giant Tortoise, Toucans and S...  more »
  • The Portliner line, a suburban stop P08 a little sketchy and seemingly empty offices, this park (greenhouses and outdoor areas) with the animals very helpful to spend a half day with kids. There is a chance to touch the armadillo, rabbits, kangaroos and many other animals. At various times the staff goes more or less interesting demonstrations such as the German shepherd who leads his sheep in a default location or photos with OWL. Inside there is a chance to eat and buy the gadgets of the attraction.
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  • It's a mix of a zoo and a petting zoo. Think if petting capybaras, kangaroos, tortoises​, llamas, parrots, owls but also common pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. Most of the animals seem to have enough space and space to relax - but not all of them. The seals and tapirs are living in really small enclosures. In total much better than other zoos.
  • Stay away if you love animals! Small cages and no hide outs with close proximity to screaming kids is very stressful for the animals.
  • Young and old, a visit here is a treat. The welcoming atmosphere, the opportunity to view and various animals, and the overall experience contribute to drawing eager crowds of the appreciative.
  • We spent the whole day here, you can get close to and feed almost all of the animals. From cats and dogs to capybara and kangaroos. It's an awesome place. We finished the day in the bird house near the entrance/exit. Two of the birds landed on my shoulders and went to sleep. It was brilliant. There were a few enclosures which were too small. These put a bit of a downer on the day. A capybara enclosure, a tapir enclosure and the seal and sea lion enclosures to name a few. If animal kingdom could enlarge these enclosures I would happily give it 5 stars.
  • Great place for younger kids. So many close encounters with animals. The cafeteria food was well below standard for Japan. You can rent prams and wheel chairs at the entrance gate. The animals looked a little tired especially after so many petting sessions.