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Address: 63-10 Oimatsucho, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
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It's free... but you wouldn't want to be an animal here.

It's an old zoo - the original one in Yokohama. It's very laid back, rarely crowded, close to good transport, and best of all, its completely free. It also has parks connected and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Yokohama, Japan
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Yokohama, Japan
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It's an old zoo - the original one in Yokohama. It's very laid back, rarely crowded, close to good transport, and best of all, its completely free. It also has parks connected and good places to sit and have a snack lunch, so it's a pretty chill place to bring kids. Especially as there is a petting-zoo-type thing where you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We love this zoo because it's free and has a petting zone, the condition of the animals in his zoo is quite poorly,especially the lion. Other than that, my son loves the petting area. There are hamsters, chicken, and mice. Location is quite close to Sakuragicho station, about 10 mins walk.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

They have lots of very good (healthy) looking animals. It's an easy nice walk around the park. It would be nice to see them in bigger cages...you can tell that even the back part of their encasement were small particularly for the black bears, tiger & lion. The birds have the biggest cages by far.

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I was a little worried since the zoo is free, but I was pleasantly surprised. The grounds are clean and scenic. The animals seem well cared for. If anything, this is a nice place to walk around on a sunny day. Good for kids.

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Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

it was one of the best zoos I have ever been to, first because the animals were in a really good shape, and second because I got to play with the little white mice and the hamsters I think it was hamsters and the chickens, it was a good experience!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Zoo has a wide range of beautiful animals and is set in a very quaint, scenic area and is particularly easy to walk around. It is also free entry which is handy for the budget traveller. However, I could not help but leave the zoo feeling distressed about the conditions of the animals. Particularly the Tiger, Lion, Monkeys and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Lesser known but the original zoo in Yokohama. This zoo is located quite close to Minato Mirai and oasis for those who need bit of escape from the crowds. It is free to get in and kids can enjoy observing some animals including the oldest camel in the world.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

We have visited Zoos in around a dozen States in the US and nearly as many countries. This was very enjoyable and the price cannot be beat! Visit! Donate! Suport the Zoo and they can address the complaints of the few critical reviewers. I have seen far worse conditions in several US Zoos that charged a hefty entrance fee!

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I was so pleased to find a FREE zoo but soon discovered why I would rather have paid to enter. The first animals I saw were the red pandas, they were so adorable. Then I noticed one of them in the back pacing back and force in a 2 ft corner,repetitively. I realized that this animal has gone 'loopy' literally,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This zoo would not be everybody's choice. It is very outdated with animals kept in very small enclosures, quite a contrast to the types of zoos we have in Australia. Having said this I still enjoyed my couple of visits. Whilst living in Japan I was happy to embrace all aspects of this wonderful country.

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Address: Address: 63-10 Oimatsucho, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Kanagawa Prefecture  >  Yokohama>  > Nishi-ku
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Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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