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Kobe Animal Kingdom

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Address: 7-1-9 Minatojima-minami, Kobe 650-0047, Hyogo Prefecture (Formerly Kobe Botanical Garden)
Phone Number: +81 78-302-8899
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Heaven for animal lovers!

I adore animals but most Japanese animal attractions leave me cold due to the awful conditions the animals are kept in. The majority of the animals at Kobe Animal Kingdom are kept... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone can play, pet, cuddle and feed dozens of types of animals. There's a dogs and cats area immediately on entering, a pond with fish you can touch, birds area, alpacas in an outside area and countless more to see. Most animals are roaming around and not enclosed. Perfect for families and worth a day trip.

Thank Steven G
Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I adore animals but most Japanese animal attractions leave me cold due to the awful conditions the animals are kept in. The majority of the animals at Kobe Animal Kingdom are kept very well and seem free from stress HOWEVER I only gave four stars as there are a small amount of animals here that are stressed and kept in... More 

Thank missjess85
Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is the first Zoo I would recommend! Firstly, I should say I'm not that interested in Zoo because I feel sorry for the animals in cage. This is an Animal Park that most of them not in cage & you can touch & hold them! (Certainly that's mean no wide animals like lions & tigers, they are all cute... More 

Thank Kwong930
Kobe, Japan
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

My kids (10, 8 and 5) enjoyed this 'nature amusement' place. They have a variety of animals / attractions - a petting area for rabbits, birds and fish that you can feed, pakibara (that you can also pet), and outdoor animals (including a camel you can ride). There are also beautiful flowers. We spent about 2-3 hours.

Thank tala n
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55 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

It's an interesting concept between zoo, petting zoo and safari. The animals are not (mostly) behind cages of fences, but are allowed to roam free in their respective section. You are able to touch many of the animals, but gently. Most of the animals are also very friendly and somewhat used to human contact. The actual place is beautiful, with... More 

Thank Vivian L
Tokyo, Japan
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46 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

good place to visit in Kobe portland area. Do not miss the birds show. Actually there are particular times for each show and therefore recommended to check the schedule to avoid disappointments

Thank kdilhara
Kobe, Japan
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

What's good about this place is that it is indoors. There are all kinds of animals and if you pay extra, you can give them food. The bird shows are exciting and fun for adults. (could be scary for some children because the birds fly really fast)

Thank Elisabeth618
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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111 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Kobe Animal Kingdom is in Port Island near the K Computer Mae station of the Portliner from Sannomiya. While it seems to be quite a draw for locals, especially for families with children, it may be of lesser interest for tourists. For me the most fascinating part was the huge indoor lotus pool. It has many varieties of water... More 

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Rome, Italy
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Well kept and maintained, beautiful flowers and plants surrounding the place. Plenty of animals, some can be pet and fed. Lovely experience with kids. I just hope the animals and birds are well cared for, which I can only think that they are.

Thank foodietraveller4ever
Bangkok, Thailand
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I have seen the first place that integrated flower and animal in one place. I impressed "contract animal " very much. The Family will be very happy to spend all day here.

Thank SujitraJiravanichkul

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