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Kobe City Oji Zoo, Kobe

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Part of the "Animal Supporter System," Kobe City Oji Zoo houses around 850 animals from a total of 150 different species. The 80,000 sq m (861,100 sq ft) zoo contains many animals rarely in the wild, such as giant panda, golden snub-nosed monkey, Amur tiger, and snow leopard. Children have a special section where they can pet rabbits and goats, and the Fierce Animal Coliseum lets you observe big cats through thick glass windows. After examining the animal life, head over to the recreational area to ride the Ferris wheel and see an authentic D51 steam locomotive. Use our Kobe route maker to visit Kobe City Oji Zoo on your trip to Kobe, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Pandas can play all day at 600 Yen entrance fee will be healed! You can also ride, spacious park and amusement park in reasonably priced! Playground equipment is outdated and is scary (laughs)
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  • Drawn to the signs of the Panda, I stopped by. Zoos have pandas, adventure world in Wakayama and polite and only Ueno Zoo. I came out of the gate quickly Panda area. Ueno Zoo is a long line, but now could see right away. Fudan Fudan head alone seems a bit lonely. Preparing to accept the male Panda?
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  • When you have a small child, and lived near a I went twice a week. During vacations and on weekends because that Panda or the many sick people is rattling on a winter day on weekdays and is recommended. Mont Blanc, slowly watching animals and explore dakimakura rabbits and Guinea pigs, such as in. But not this feature animals in the time of cherry blossoms at night, very clean, recommended!
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  • Some place I always love visiting during my free time. Great surrounding areas
  • Public Soo which makes it cheap and a wide variety of animals. Especially nice if you have kids under the age of 10
  • Nice zoo in Kobe. We came here to see Koala but we also enjoy to see other animal such as hokkaido bear, polar bear, panda, sloth, etc.
  • Really great zoo, and if you got time take a hike up the mountain behind it, really beautiful.
  • This zoo is one of our most favorite spots in Kobe. Great for kids in all ages. The facilities are very old but well maintained. It has wide variety of animals from pandas to gorillas, penguins to polar bears, elephants to ostriches. Don't miss the baby hippo usually under the water with mom. It is also one of the best spots for cherry blossoms in Kobe around late April. Check the special night opening hours to experience surreal beauty during the cherry blossom season. There is a small amusement park inside the zoo for short enjoyment. I can't recommend the restaurants in the zoo as they are mediocre at best. Plan for a half day.

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Kobe does best with sleek mid-range and high-end hotels offering views of the skyline; book rooms facing south for views of the bay during the day and the city lights at night. Luxury hotels along the waterfront are pricey but offer impeccable comfort and service. You can find last-minute accommodations at the city's budget hotels from the information desk in the main train station or online. For a very Japanese experience, try out one of the city's capsule hotels, known for ingenious space efficiency.
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