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Nihondaira Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Small zoo but has has up close experience with animals.

This is a small zoo but has an up close experience with many world iconic animals. Try out the... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2018
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Nice place to see animals.. I love the polar bear and fierce animals section. The reptile section... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2017
Leah T
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Jul 18, 2018
“Small zoo but has has up close experience with animals.”
Oct 5, 2018
“Small cages, yet a big parking lot?”
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1767-6 Ikeda, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8005, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

I wish I could write a zero star revieq, because the experience was so horrible. Animals have barely any space to move, monkey cages are tiny, they barely had any space to move not to say run or jump around. Hyenas were separated, one was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christine W
Reviewed July 18, 2018

This is a small zoo but has an up close experience with many world iconic animals. Try out the roller slide especially if you have kids. Best exhibits were the penguins, seals, polar bears, chimps, and tigers.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Nice place to see animals.. I love the polar bear and fierce animals section. The reptile section too.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Leah T
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Nicely located in Nihondaira, it s a nice quick getaway for half a day, especially for kids. Some venues have been recently renovated. Take the time to ride all the way to the top, to contemplate a nice overlook of Shizuoka city. They do events...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Guillaume A
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

One of the most reasonable priced at ¥610 per person. The red panda exhibit and roller slide could be all day for young children. Animals are well cared for and the little restaurants are pretty good. Even busy this zoo allows you to just flow...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank j_w_a_traveller
Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

While everything looks rather new inside the zoo my feeling is nevertheless rather mixed. The icebears have as much space as the penguins and most of the cages really look like cages. Lots of concrete. No space for the animals to hide. If one compares...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Rks1
Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

In the past decade this zoo has seen a vast amount of work and improvement. The visitor centre, primate enclosure and wild animal section (mainly where the big cats are) are all new and decent, but certain cages remain inadequate. Seeing an animal circled around...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank ZokaShiz
Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a very small zoo, and the animals seem to suffer for it. While some enclosures were somewhat suitable, some, like the hyenas, were downright pitiful. While I feel the keepers likely care for the animals, this just isn't enough.

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Samantha R
Reviewed September 3, 2015

The zoo is on the hill, recently renovated some parts. Good place to spend the day with your family. Our family loves animals, we visit Nihondaira Zoo every summer. There is a rope-way to go up the mountain where you can see a spectacular view...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank S T
Reviewed April 23, 2015

When we were there, it was drizzling and it seems that all the animals are taking shelter inside their quarters. Most of the animals enclosures are empty. So we managed to visit the indoor animals like turtles, penguin etc. The zoo closes at 4.30pm thus...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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