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Kyoto Municipal Zoo, Kyoto

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#11 of 28 in Outdoors in Kyoto
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
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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  • A pity that there are still such a zoo in the 21st century. The super small cages for animals so great that they should be in open areas and that they need to walk. I do not recommend it for anything
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  • "Kyoto's like what happened at the Zoo" and would have surprised some tourists, but without much features as a zoo. Not that we know from more than 50 years ago, but still walked into the Zoo.  From the region than it stands in the Zoo Eikan Temple, Nanzenji Temple, the surrounding area is before World War II, Kansai-based conglomerate, leading owners (Nomura, Matsushita, Sumitomo), townhouse, Villa, Guest House had been built.  Some mansions lined Nijo Street runs North of the Zoo is part turns to utilizing the Japan grounds now, inns, etc. Some of them are thriving. It's one mistake and write more accurately "once was 時meite only a certain period of time" leading Knight of the opposition leaders, and horse racing at home. But this is not widely known. Unremarkable persons are concerned, from not knowing the tourists passing by. We me in a low voice of taxi, found out. So ladies and gentlemen, so by the way their POV stick photo or not. Get away, glancing sideways at is good.
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  • Is not widespread, is a major animal are firm. Easy to read. Easy to explore. So, so beautiful. Gorillas are recommended. Junior high school students or younger are free of charge is very good.
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  • The ticket for adult is only 600 yen. Nice place to visit but it quite small. *** the cage for tiger is too small!!! Also the lion cage. Sooo pitiful!
  • This visit just made me sad. It's a very small zoo and there's not that much to see. The animals look well kept, except the lion, but I guess he's just old. Go the the botanical garden instead.
  • A few of the cages are slightly small, although the zoo generally is nicely done. The zoo overall is a good size for an day trip or even just for one or two hours.
  • great zoo for kids. you can eat buffet lunch at the restarant in the second floor. get ready with your translate app.
  • We spent a few hours here in april filled with the colours of spring, my only complaint is the bear stayed in his cave the whole time. Zoo is a smaller zoo, would have liked to see pandas or koalas.

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