Chiba Zoological Park

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Chiba Zoological Park
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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cswattravl
86 contributions
Family
During a recent family trip to Chiba (from the US) we visited the Chiba Zoo. On the day we visited it was very cold and we were one of maybe 10 visitors to the zoo. It was as if we had the entire zoo to ourselves. We loved every minute of our visit. The animals are much closer to the spectators that I am use to in American Zoos and my kids loved seeing all of the monkeys and red panda exhibits. it was an inexpensive way to spend half of a day was clean and well maintained.
Written February 19, 2018
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Yusuke Harada
Minato, Japan7 contributions
Solo
its a really really nice zoological park in the city. designed for families, very caring staffs. highly recommended.
Written February 21, 2019
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Alistair M
Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan67 contributions
Family
Unless you are zoo completist or live in Chiba or stuck in Narita this is probably not a place to search out. If you are in Tokyo it's not as accessible as Ueno say and it's not as spacious and as interesting as either Tama or Zoorasia.

But it is charming and we enjoyed it. It's compact yet spacious for the humans with plenty of grassy areas suitable for picnics. The animals are well-cared for and there is basic information in English. Some of the pens though are small and haven't been updated for quite a few years and many of the animals look like they lack stimulation (though we didn't see the kind of repetitive behaviours that are a feature of the animals crowded into Ueno).

The highlights for us were the children's zoo which has lots of animals in white, including ducks, goats, horses, mice and cows as well as a few animals of other colours. And at the entrance there are horses that can be ridden and alpacas to feed. The beavers and otters were pretty good too.

Access is straightforward if you have a car (5 minutes from the motorway), but the best way to arrive is via the monorail direct from Chiba station.
Written October 17, 2016
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Hope L
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I went to the zoo and although some of the enclosures were okay the primates (monkeys) enclosures are horrific and barbaric..... If you have any love of animals just don't go!!! The park is very big the enclosures should be increased considerably. Some animals were in their enclosures alone and the cows and a few other animals had nose rings.... They are cruel and unnecessary.
Written February 11, 2015
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Anna B
Tokyo, Japan28 contributions
Family
It was interesting to walk around and the animals were grouped as if you are entering smaller zoos inside one big zoo. Quite cheap entrance fee. Going there via the urban monorail is also a nice experience to try.
Written May 7, 2014
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Dian M
Tokyo, Japan152 contributions
Family
Zoo has all main animal a zoo should has (except cats, no tiger and lion). It is big zoo with lots of tree, very nice considering many other zoo in Tokyo and surrounding area. But the facility is getting old. Many thing doesn't work at the amusement park (part of the zoo).
Entrance fee is cheap, about 500 yen. A nice place to bring your kids. But be ready with old (they have the oldest zebra in Japan) animal and old facility.
Written June 6, 2013
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Adam Fowler
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Solo
I went to this Zoo for the afternoon having seen a lot of positive reviews about is and was massively disappointed

They do have a good selection of animals including most of what you would want any good zoo to have

However -
I was absolutely appalled by the enclosures for the animals as they are woefully inadequate both in terms of size and content
The animals themselves seem to be either drugged or so bored and depressed by their dull and tiny enclosures with nothing to stimulate them that they just lay around (not sleeping)
Considering the zoo didn’t seem to have large numbers of visitors the walkways and seating areas were excessively large and spacious

The whole place needs either a massive renovation to give the animals more room and better enclosures while trimming down the area for people
Or it should be shut down completely, which would be my vote, these animals deserve far better than this

While I was there they were building an area for cheetahs and hyenas (due to open in 2020) and frankly I pity those animals this zoo doesn’t deserve them one bit
Written October 15, 2019
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Fabulous_Cairns
Brisbane, Australia31 contributions
Solo
A City run Zoo, with caring staff, designed for families. Has been modernised, with some new enclosures, including a lion that comes close enough to touch, but for the thick glass wall. Is spotless and only minutes from the Central city. Easy access on a unique, suspended monorail. Cheap to enter, with children free. Spacious, 85 acres of natural grounds with 850 animals of 170 species, the most famous and cutest being the small red panda. Closed Wednesdays to give staff and animals a rest.
Written September 3, 2016
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Tommykitkat
London, UK3 contributions
Business
I'm sure they care for their animals, but most of the the cages just looked too small. We went round it in 90 mins. It was cheap to visit and the monorail trip from Chiba to the zoo was cool.
Written June 19, 2016
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dillsee
14 contributions
Couples
Just east of Tokyo, Chiba is where Japan’s gateway Narita International Airport is located. The city of Narita, close by the airport, is sometimes visited by international travelers as a “quick taste” of Japan during a layover. The Tokyo Disney Resort is also in Chiba, just cross the border with Tokyo. The Tokyo Motor Show usually takes place in Makuhari Messe, one of the largest and popular convention centers in the country.
Written June 21, 2015
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  • Thu - Tue 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM