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Chiba Zoological Park

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Unexpected Treasure

During a recent family trip to Chiba (from the US) we visited the Chiba Zoo. On the day we visited... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
Charming city zoo

Unless you are zoo completist or live in Chiba or stuck in Narita this is probably not a place to... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2016
Alistair M
Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Feb 19, 2018
“Unexpected Treasure”
Oct 16, 2016
“Charming city zoo”
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280 Minamotocho, Wakaba-ku, Chiba 264-0037, Chiba Prefecture
+81 43-290-8989
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Alistair M
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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Fabulous_Cairns
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.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Tommykitkat
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,...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank dillsee
Reviewed March 15, 2015

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.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank matydeep
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...More

5  Thank Hope L
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.

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank Anna B
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...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank AndyK61
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...More

Date of experience: May 2013
2  Thank Dian M
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April M
November 2, 2016|
Response from Alistair M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's more than one. On certain days there's also barbecue facilities near the main entrance, though perhaps not at this time of year. The food is typical Japanese zoo food - curry rice, udon, hotdogs and pancakes... More