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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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  • From Hankyu OJI Park station is located in the shopping area near the city zoo. Smart chairs sit there so bring your lunch.
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  • Oji zoo is a nice place for young children. The cages are small, the animals are easily visible at any time, from any spot. The walking distances are small. A perfect place for young children. It will...  more »
  • The Zoo here is if Kobe flirts with familiar Zoo? What is zoos have pandas don't even smell of Flamingo corner at the entrance! But I feel nostalgic and it stinks too!
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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
  • Really great zoo, and if you got time take a hike up the mountain behind it, really beautiful.
  • 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.
  • 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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