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Hirakawa Zoological Park

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5669-1 Hirakawacho, Kagoshima 981-0133, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-261-2326
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The Best zoo I have ever visited!

I have to say this zoo is the best zoo I have ever visited. The animals look so happy, lively and... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Park7819
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Guildford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice Zoo with many animals

We visited on a really cold and windy day but my little girl still enjoyed the zoo a lot! There are... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2018
Poorcatt
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Hong Kong, China
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Aug 15, 2017
“South of Kagoshima City - 30 mins by train, 10mins by bus.”
Mar 5, 2018
“The Best zoo I have ever visited!”
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5669-1 Hirakawacho, Kagoshima 981-0133, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

I have to say this zoo is the best zoo I have ever visited. The animals look so happy, lively and comfortable in the zoo and visitors can look animals in the very close distance, particularly penguin, hippo etc. Also it has a wide variety...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a really cold and windy day but my little girl still enjoyed the zoo a lot! There are many animals to see and you can see them from a small distance. There are also some simple motor games for kids. Car parking...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Great value when we visited. Zoo only entrance fee is 500en for adults, 100en for kids!!! Felt guilty paying so little. Plenty to keep you going for 2-4 hours, I'd say. Full entrance fee incl. aquarium is a more sensible 1600en for adults. Kids, less........More

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Reviewed July 12, 2016

The Hirakawa zoo is fairly easy to get to via train and/or bus. Ask for a map from the information counter at the central train station (Kagoshima Chuo) if going by train. Going by bus is a bit easier thou. I took the take the...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

I actually liked the zoo. I read some of reviews about the upkeep of the animals and this is how I felt when I first visited the zoo two years ago. The camels (which are no longer there) looked very sick. The whole zoo seemed...More

3  Thank Aqua M
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Reviewed December 13, 2015

Things I observed at this zoo: -a nearly bald ostrich plucking out its own feathers. -monkeys fighting, screaming, crying, bleeding. -a white tiger crying, loudly for nearly 30 minutes straight. -baboons fighting, screaming, growling. This zoo confines animals to terribly small, filthy enclosures. The animals...More

5  Thank charistarbett
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Reviewed September 22, 2015

This zoo does not properly care for its animals. The cages are too small. They plan to swap some of their large cats for two elephant from the Cambodian government. Zoos should care about animal welfare. Cambodia does not have the resources to look after...More

8  Thank Lisa A
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

It's not a big zoo but a nice one nonetheless. Easy to get to by public transport - 30 mins walk from the train station but you can take a bus there as well. There's a huge tiger here and really enjoyed our time. A...More

2  Thank JaJa_LuRVeS
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

I like zoos. I have been to zoos all over the world including Seattle, New York and London. While I did not expect Hirakawa Zoo to be as big or fancy as those zoos, I did at least expect that it would be a humane...More

16  Thank roseonthewater
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