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Kobe City Oji Zoo

3-1 Ojicho, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 657-0803, Japan
+81 78-861-5624
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Ranked #7 of 127 attractions in Kobe
Type: Playgrounds, Gardens
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Osaka, Japan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I came to Kobe Oji Zoo at 3.00 pm, and they close at 4.00 pm. The zoo is quite, many animals look like tired and not fun. When we're going to Big Bear spot, the bear sleeps so well. But I'm a little interesting, because I can saw penguin, bear, koala panda, and other animals that I can't see in... More

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Split, Croatia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I was expecting more of this zoo in Kobe. The lions didn't seem to be well treated there and the pandas were a bit angry, the animals looked like irritated to be there. I felt sorry for them being there

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Manila, Philippines
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

the zoo is just like any other zoo... the good thing about this place is during spring time, especially the cherry blossoms viewing, luminary viewing... although the one is mie prefecture (nabana no sato) is bigger, brighter and more colorful, you can still enjoy the beauty of sakura here!

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Akashi, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I don’t know if all zoos make me sad or if it was just the Kobe City Oji Zoo, but the animals didn’t look like they were having too much fun. I did get to see some cool animals though, especially a panda and a red panda! The Oji Zoo is extremely easy to get to. Take the Hankyu line... More

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Kyoto, Japan
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

The panda on loan looked really sad in his big concrete cage, with just a platform to sit on, not comfortable at all.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Horrible Slow Animal cruelty. These Animals do not have a good life! Some of the animals can hardly turn around. It is so sad to see, don`t let your children see how bad these animals have it. Is there no animal right groups in Japan???

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Kobe, Japan
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012 via mobile

The best thing about this zoo is the price, around five bucks if I remember. That is also the bad thing as well. If the zoo is to improve then it needs to raise the ticket prices. Australian zoos are expensive, and as such, world class venues with ample space for the animals. This zoo is more of a product... More

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long beach, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

This is a mid-sized zoo that's located near the Hankyu line that runs between Nishinomiya and Kobe. It was walking distance from the Oji Zoo station there and quite well kept up. Unlike the Ueno Zoo, which is in the middle of a zoo (called Ueno, Tokyo), Oji's in a beautiful suburban part of Kobe and not expensive at all.... More

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Kobe, Japan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2010

I've been to a lot of zoos and I can say this one is nothing special. There were no special exhibits or features I was especially impressed by. I wouldn't make a special trip. However, there's a big kid's amusement park area so it might be a good place to bring kids.

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