Yokohama Zoo ''Zoorasia''
Yokohama Zoo ''Zoorasia''
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9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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441victor
Portland, OR32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I left Queensland for the zoo around 1:00 pm. But between subways, trains, lunch and a bus I didn't arrive until 3:30 pm

And it closes at 4:30 pm !!! Why didn't I research this ?

Anyway, I power walked for 60 minutes between animals.
The grounds were beautiful.
Written February 4, 2020
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Yuko-Stu
Yokohama, Japan238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
On a nice sunny day my wife and I wanted to get away, so we went to Zoorasia for the first time. This is a Beautiful Park with many animals. But we enjoyed walking through the woods and relaxing since there were many people there. It is a reat Place for families to go with their children.
Written February 25, 2024
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GrandTour33766
Yokohama1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a must if staying in the Kanto area. The zoo is well laid out with good viewing and all the basic conveniences required for kids tours. The animals are well looked after and the park itself is exactly the right size to walk around. Best of all is the affordable entrance price. Avoid public holidays and weekends if you can. Get there early too. Easy to find, well signposted in English. Only possible gripe - bring your own picninc as the restaurants aren't really western taste bud friendly!!!
Written April 1, 2006
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Mary W
Guam, Mariana Islands28 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
So...my friend and I planed a trip to the zoo on a Tuesday we came from Atsugi to Yokahama station. From the station we got a cab which was $40 USD. We thought it was closer to the station. We then get there after being worried our non English speaking cab driver didn't understand us, and wasn't just taking us to another city. As we walk up to the zoo we see all the ticket counters are closed up after speaking to maintenance crew, we learn the zoo gets a day off on Tuesday. So be sure to check the schedule on their website for possible closures. We then asked him about a bus back and it turns out that bus takes an hour to get back to the station and is significantly cheaper then a cab ride at only $2.50. Needless to say the only animals we saw were of the stuffed variety from the gift shop window. What a day.
Written December 15, 2015
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Simone R
Melbourne, Australia1,582 contributions
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Not the most convenient of locations, but zoorasia is easy enough to get to : take the doubutsuen mae bus from outside nakayama station, there's a big zoo sign for the bus stop.
A decently sized zoo, with better enclosures than some of the other zoos in japan. Coming from a country where there are a lot of high quality zoos it can be a shock to see the small and dated enclosures here. Zoorasia is a lot better than the city based zoos in that regard, and a better pick in my opinion. The elephant enclosure was very small and sad, but the penguin and bear enclosures were great.
A great place for families too, as there's plenty of playgrounds to wear kids out. Overall, worth a visit.
Written October 20, 2014
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Janet K
tokyo47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011
It is a lovely location but rather hard to get to by local transport, changing trains a few times. The site is in a lovely place, lots of trees and countryside feeling to it. The concept is very good and they have a wide range of animals from elephants to lions and the unusual looking okapi, however often there is only one animal so it is hard to see them, they need to have more animals together in each confinement. The price is cheap only 600 yen to enter and it is a large area to walk around so I think it is good value. Overall a nice day out especially for kids if the weather is good.
Written June 13, 2011
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Sharon A
Yokkaichi, Japan35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Family
I first read many reviews on Trip Advisor, but I was not prepared for the sheer beauty of the place. Yes, there were many people (we went on a fine Saturday), and yes, there were many screaming kids running here and there, but my adult daughter and I could find lots of peace and quiet along the very green and shady trails throughout the zoo. The flora was very lush and well taken care of. The animals could all be seen from a variety of vantage points: from above; from eye level; through a glass window; or through a fence that could barely be seen. There were usually only one or two of the same kind of animal per enclosure, and many of them seemed bored and ready to go back inside their buildings (which were well-hidden), but all the areas, including for humans, were extremely clean, and there were none of the regular odoriferous and cramped pens as at many zoos. It really was a breath of fresh air. The petting areas, and especially the animals, which included guinea pigs, mice, cats, and dogs, were likewise very clean and free from the usual smells of mistreated animals.

Zoorasia is very wheelchair and stroller friendly! While there are some stairs, there are always ramps nearby, and an elevator or two. The ramps are long and smooth, as are all the trails, and very suitable for people of all ages, walking or riding.

We went by car, and parking is reasonable at 1,000 yen, and entrance is a mere 800 yen for adults as this is a public zoo. A great bargain all around. The food was tasty and reasonably priced, and there were plenty of places to get something to eat or drink. You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic drink and have a picnic at one of the many open spaces or on a bench. There are several playgrounds for children, too.

There is an inexpensive shuttle bus, but it runs around the park, not through it. You probably cannot see animals from it (we didn't ride it), but if you are tired, you can ride from one end of the long park to the other.

We can't wait to go again and see one section we missed due to arriving late and not having enough time to see it all.
Written November 14, 2016
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AsiaMorgan
Singapore, Singapore508 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
My five-year-old daughter and I have been to many of the finest zoos in Asia, and this ranks among the most enjoyable. Transportation is a bit of a drag from downtown Tokyo, but once you figure that out, the rest is quite relaxed and all-around entertaining - and wow, affordable! 800 yen for adults and free for kids (I think under 6). The difference between Zoorasia and Ueno Zoo is that this one is incredible spacious and has a more personal experience with the animals. The design is such that you can get very close, and the layout is a lovely stroll from stop to stop. There are also at least several play areas which i've found is rare in zoos, so it's a great family experience. We were fortunate to go this weekend when they had petting experiences with cats and dogs, which was a lovely finish to the day. This place can be a bit confusing for non-Japanese in trying to figure out how to get from one place to the next, but the best strategy is just to go with the flow - and enjoy what you find along the way. The staff were quite helpful, but not really scattered throughout the park. And very country-like atmosphere, nice strolling green grass fields, quiet, peaceful.
Written September 19, 2015
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Just-Julie-Cairns
Cairns, Australia886 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
The day was very cold when we went to Zoorasia, in fact they had forecast snow! But that did not stop us. We had a little adventure to get there as we first caught the train from Yokohama to Tsurugamine station on the Sotetsu line and then needed to transfer to a bus for the zoo. Unfortunately we did not follow the signs to the bus terminal correctly and ended up on a little walking tour! Anyhow we found the terminal and then with a little friendly talk to the bus drivers found the correct bus to take. The bus trip was about 20 minutes or so and cost 210yen. Cost for the zoo was 600yen for adult and 300yen for our 14 year old daughter. When we first walked into the zoo we were advised that they were feeding the elephants which is just near the entrance so we were able to watch this first up. The day was definitely cold with the water on the ground being frozen, but the elephants were getting hosed with warm water and loving it! The zoo is quite big and has different sections so make sure you visit each section so as not to miss out on anything. We enjoyed seeing the big cats..... lion, tiger and leopard in the Asian Tropical Forest. The Subarctic Forest had penguins, seals and as well as otters red pandas and artic birds, but the most interesting was the Polar bear that was having a wonderful time in the cold weather swimming and playing. The underwater observatory allowed us to watch him swimming under the water which was very entertaining. The Japanese Countryside section had interesting animals such as Tsushima Leopard Cat, Japanese Badger/Raccoon Dog, Japanese red fox and Japanese Black bear. The other sections included the Oceanian Grassland, Central Asian Highland, Amazon Jungle and African Tropical Rainforest, which is quite new and only opened up about a year ago. There is also some further building happening so they are expanding this area even further. We had lunch at the Aussie Hill restaurant overlooking the kangaroos. On our return we found that we could catch the bus directly back to Yokohama station so opted to get back this way as we did not then need to transfer. It was such a wonderful day
Written February 4, 2014
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Julie C.
Honolulu, HI229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Long time to get there and back, hours wise by Tokyo Metro and Bus System. They had Sea Falcons and White Leopards! A small zoo,freezing cold in December. You can skip this from your itinerary unless you have all the time in the world. Go to Ueno Zoo, take the Ueno Station. Another small zoo, but convenient, and can see zoo in an hour or so. Visited DEC 2009
Written February 16, 2018
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