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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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100% MUST SEE, even if you're in Kyoto/Osaka

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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chicago
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Really enjoyed the lovely gardens, so peaceful appreciated the lables etc. amazing views across the city. Awesome chase to just wonder without the crowds of people and bussle of traffice and life.

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Beijing
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This was a bit on the expensive side, but I really enjoyed the views, the cable care, and the relaxing ambiance.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

to be surrounded by beautiful flowers is always a nice experience.visited in 2005/ i especially like the herb garden which was part of it.

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Michigamme, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Take a chair lift to the top of the mountain and walk down its slope checking out all of the beauty nature has to offer. I'd go back again.

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Kobe, Japan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Lovely location and there's always something in bloom.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We went on a rainy day - were not expecting too much but were pleasantly surprised. Children will love this place - you can see owls, feed birds, see them up close, watch a bird show where the birds fly right by you (there was even a hawk), and if you have the courage put your feet in a pool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Several Connected large greenhouses with tropical plants. The birds run around free and you can buy bird food for 100 yen and feed the birds by hand. The only birds not running around free are the owls housed in a special section at the back, there are live owl "shows" every few hours. The highlight is feeding the large billed... More 

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