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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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Do not miss the Birds Show

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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

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Kobe, Japan
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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)

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 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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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.

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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Awesome place that you must come while you are in Kobe. You can touch the animals and feel their fur...I am not a animal lover but my love for them grow after coming here.

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Tokushima Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I visited Kobe Animal Kingdom as part of a work trip. The gardens were beautiful but I found the tethered birds kept in dirty, bare compartments very depressing and unnecessary. This place seems to have the resources to provide a much more humane environment for these animals. I would love to see a change.

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chicago
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61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The 1st time I visited, it was the beginning of a botched day, with the place closed, even though according to the English version of the website, it should be open. I nonetheless returned because I was free and in the area, though the tickets a tweeny more expensive than I would have liked (1,500 yen, but so worth it,... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

While at a conference they held one our dinners at the Animal Kingdom. The bird show was very interesting and entertaining. At great place and I am not sure who managed the catering, but the food was good.

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is beautiful and so nice to walk in the peaceful well cultivated garden. A lovely way to enjoy Japan and its floral beauty

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