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Kyoto Municipal Zoo, Kyoto
(2.9/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Explore the extensive grounds of Kyoto Municipal Zoo, home to 700 animals of more than 170 species. Observe exotic creatures like lions and tigers, as well as chimpanzees and orangutans. In addition to the living creatures, you can also view skeletons and glean information on some of the zoo's formers residents in the animal data room. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, where they can meet rabbits, goats, and miniature pigs. With our international travel planner, Kyoto attractions like Kyoto Municipal Zoo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Like a zoo in Japan opened in 2 second, history of the city zoo. Popularity of Asahikawa Zoo across the air corridor the animals can move, or enjoying the Jaguar from the bottom and has a modern style. And animal Petting corner is corner and goat heart touching. Offers and even mini amusement park for children, and children 10 minutes.
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  • Elephant, giraffe, Zebra, tigers in lion, Gorilla to zones are divided by themes chimpanzee etc., easy to see the exhibition, designed. Revamped and improved facilities. Buffet-style restaurant.
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  • 地點非常方便的動物園,就在南禪寺和平安神宮之間,旁邊還有美術館,面積不大,還有給小孩兒玩的小小摩天輪,感覺很像早期台北市中山北路的圓山動物園+兒童樂園+美術館區塊,比較適合帶小小孩去周邊景點時順便走走,不建議特別前往。 
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  • Kyoto zoo is fairly small, but has a good assortment of animals and would be best for kids. My main issue with the zoo is it's care and enclosures. Unlike say, Ueno Zoo, the enclosures are not modern at all and seem somewhat poorly maintained. A number of the animals also seemed to be in questionable health as well.. not necessarily sick but underweight and stressed. Many of the enclosure lack adequate cover for the animals and some of the things that were being fed seemed questionable to me as well. I am not an animal husbandry expert, this is just my opinion based upon experience working with zoos, pet shops, etc. That being said, it is not a bad zoo and the 600yen cover charge is quite reasinable. Definitely worth a look if you enjoy animals.
  • I am not a big fan of zoos in general; I always feel the animals deserve more space and a more natural environment. The Kyoto City Zoo is no exception. Some of the exhibits, such as the gorillas and the chimpanzees, are quite good. The animals are in a fairly comfortable environment and yet easy to see. Other exhibits, such as the big cats and the Japanese macaques were just depressing. Overall, it is a clean and well-managed facility, but that is just par for the course in Japan.
  • Very good recreational facility for people of all ages to enjoy and learn together. This is surely way better choice than visiting monkey park of Mt. Awata in Arashiyama. Kyoto municipal zoo rocks. ( TGM Kyoto Guide )
  • Great zoo, good for kids. Carnival rides in the middle. Some enclosures seem quite small.
  • Small. Good for kids. But mature person will find it sad for various reasons. Lions and tigers are so skinny, I don't know why! Unexpected in Japan.