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Kyoto Municipal Zoo, Kyoto

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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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  • The cages are small and poor animals are all depressed. It is very easy to see that animals are not happy there. They put a tiger inside 10m2 cage. It is very cruel. I hope they can close down this pl...  more »
  • I'm not a big zoo person but given the Kyoto Zoo was a 10 minute walk form the Nanzen-ji Temple we decided to visit. As zoos go this one is quite small in size, however, being so it is easy to spend 1...  more »
  • We love animals and were pleasantly surprised to get so close to them. Saw some animals that I had never seen in person including "Rafiki" from the Lion King. Well organized and easy to navigate from ...  more »
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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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.