Inokashira Park Zoo
Inokashira Park Zoo
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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CTaylor
Haverfordwest, UK188 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
I really enjoyed my visit to Inokashira park zoo for a bunch of reasons.

I had no idea it was technically 2 parks (the marine park is further into the actual park and definitely worth a visit as it's included in the original ticket price), I saw loads of indigenous Japanese animals (like Tanuki and Kitsune), and was a lot larger than I expected.

The only thing that confused us (and probably wouldn't have if we understood Japanese better) was the asian Elephant. We went into the indoor viewing area/enclosure and there were just written displays. We then saw someone playing violin through a door way and wondered if it was just having a chill out period in a more private area.

Then we went around to the main outdoor enclosure which had loads of people standing around in it, and then the violinist appeared. She stood quite far back so we both kind of assumed they were bringing the elephant out for a meet and greet or something, but no elephant appeared. We then realised that it must have died.

Other than that though, the park was fantastic. So many families enjoying the sunshine and the small fair ground.
Written April 9, 2018
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KennethIM
Tokyo, Japan53 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
Not much of a zoo where you could expect the safari type of animals, but a place which is great just to spend the afternoon in. The legendary elephant "Hanako" is the oldest elephant kept in a zoo in Japan (68years old in human years!) is the highlight, and shown only for a limited time.
Other attraction are the squirrel park where you enter a cage full of squirrels and another petting zoo where you get to pet a guinea pig or something.
Cheap place to enter, but sadly it closes pretty early around 16:00.
The Inokashira park is right next to the zoo, so it is a great place to stop by as well.
They don't offer so much food or souvenirs as the other major zoo in Tokyo, but quite a memorable place
Written June 3, 2015
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Lolligoespop
Singapore, Singapore29 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
took us a while to figure out the way to the park zoo from Kichijoji Station, about 15-20mins.

tourists get a discount by showing passport.
there's a section for viewing the guinea pigs. cute to the max.

you can actually bring food into the park zoo and sit under the sakura tree to have a picnic. it's spacious and relaxing.
Written April 21, 2013
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WintersummerJ
San Jose Metro, Costa Rica73 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
The zoo itself isn't anything special but, a nice place to pass the time, a surprising thing was that there is an statue museum inside.
Written June 14, 2019
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SwanseaFoody
Swansea, UK558 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
The Inokashira park zoo consists of two small areas

It is really cheap to get in, and tourists get 20% discount on producing passports. Entry is approx ¥400 each.

The zoo won't compare to larger city zoos, but for what it is, it's a nice way to spend some time when the weather is decent.

There are a good range of animals, although most were sleeping due to the warm weather.
Written April 19, 2019
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Hanet
6 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
It's a small zoo, the entrance fee is quite low, but zoos in general are cheaper to gain admission to than most American zoos, if that's where you are coming from. Enclosures are small. Most animals have somewhere to tuck away from humans but really the space is quite cramped. The monkeys all seem to have a skin condition.

There is a limited offering of guinea pig handling, but the staff seem poorly trained and handle the guinea pigs by scooping them up by their 'armpits' with no support to their bottoms, and of course others copy them. This is not great for guinea pigs and I can only imagine how the rest of the animals are handled.

In general, I don't really recommend it if you are concerned for the welfare of animals and prefer zoos that focus on education and conservation of animals.
Written March 4, 2019
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Mark P
312 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Visit to the aqua park including fish and birds and then cross the road to see the mammals. Also some fun rides for the kids which my 4 year old loved. Loads of shade and plenty of places to relax and drink or eat a snack. Worthwhile to visit during the hot humid summer months for sure.
Written August 25, 2018
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virocan
Seoul, South Korea31 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
Walk 10 min from Kichijoji Station.
Small zoo : Children are free and For Adult, traveller with passport are 20% discount(400Yen->320Yen).
Skinship program(touching Mormot) is inside the zoo.
Small amusement park is also nice!
Written February 6, 2018
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Greg893
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan168 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
Took my toddler daughter. Big draw was the petting zoo and also some of the other interesting exhibits like squirrel trail and monkeys.

English on most signage with good facilities for baby care, including diaper changing stations etc.

I didn't realize there were some very small, basic amusement park rides, which really excited her and were at the right level for a young child. Older children likely would not be impressed.

Enough grass area for a picnic or a bit of running around. Small canteens in the park serving the basics or bring a picnic lunch. Also a playground area with swings, slides etc., which help to burn off the last bits of energy before the train ride home.

Enjoyable overall and likely to bring my daughter back again. Many coworkers and friends who saw my Facebook post are interested to bring their kids as well.

"5" rating due to the mix of affordability and nice features for a toddler. Its not a replacement for a full city zoo, but rather an enjoyable place for a daddy daughter day or family outing.
Written October 19, 2016
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V J
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No big animals here except elephant. But good place to spend few hours with small kids. Also has some basic rides and a small sculpture museum.
Written May 5, 2015
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