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Chiba Zoological Park

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Address: 280 Minamotocho, Wakaba-ku, Chiba 264-0037, Chiba Prefecture
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Phone Number:
+81 43-290-8989
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Charming city zoo

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... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2016
Alistair M
Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

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... More 

1 Thank Alistair M
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2016

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... More 

1 Thank Fabulous_Cairns
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed June 18, 2016

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.

Thank Tommykitkat
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Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

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... More 

1 Thank dillsee
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

the zoo is clean and well maintained. The chimpanzee even performs attractive signs if he is in a mood. A day trip to hang out with family or friends.

Thank M P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

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....... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2014

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.

2 Thank Anna B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

To begin with, try and take the mono-rail to the zoo. It's an experience on it's own especially if you get one of the themed trains where even the announcements are in character The zoo itself is a collection of wide green spaces with collections of enclosures around the edge. Everything is tucked away, there's a feeling of discovery as... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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118 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2013

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... More 

2 Thank Dian M

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