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Address: 5-7-1, Goya, Okinawa 904-0021 , Okinawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 98-933-4190
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Super fun with kids

A great place to visit with the kids. A nice walkable zoo, but with some hills. There are rides and fishing that you can do with the kids. There is also a fun interactive museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Gretchen P
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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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176 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited with our neighbors. This is a zoo with lots of animals, but average quality. You get to walk essentially mostly downhill and then take an elevator to the top when finished. It is great place for younger kids. There is also an indoor play area which we did not visit.

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Thank Ruggerlynn
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

While this is not the most amazing zoo we have ever experienced, it is a cute little excursion, especially if you have kids. Some nice surrounding gardens and ponds as well as some light festivals and activities around the holidays.

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Thank Leila A. F
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A great place to visit with the kids. A nice walkable zoo, but with some hills. There are rides and fishing that you can do with the kids. There is also a fun interactive museum. A great whole day activity for the family!

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Thank Gretchen P
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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222 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Its not expensive so not bad for the value. But its not well kept and the animal enclosures are smaller than they should be. The elephant had a baby recently and we were lucky enough to be there during the feeding time.

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Thank Christina N
Okinawa, Japan
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Okinawa can learn from other countries on how to treat caged animals. It is pathetic to see the animals in a sad state...of course, that is not their natural habitat. The only part I like in this place is their science center and the area for feeding the fish.

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2 Thank axela14
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The best exhibits are the huge cages with bats. The bats are big and so cute! The bigger animals just look miserable on their cement slabs. It's ok for young kids, who might not notice, and the walk around the park is nice, open, pretty landscaping. But mind the midday heat! However, inside the zoo is a children's museum that... More 

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Thank Daphne S
Tokyo
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138 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

My daughter enjoyed the petting(open from 9:30~) area the most. They had guinea-pigs, chicks, two goats , three rabbits and four turtles. She wanted to ride the elephant for 2000¥ but when she saw it chained to the fence refused . We saw the hippos being fed. They have pony rides on Saturday and Sunday for 500¥. Nice holidays illumination!

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1 Thank Tanaka G
Sagamihara, Japan
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130 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This zoo makes absolutely no effort to provide anything resembling a natural habitat for most of the animals. Almost all are housed in small pens with concrete pads. There are much better places to spend my time and money on Okinawa.

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Thank Carter G
Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I like to go okinawa very much,because I can feel relax at there. Especially this place,you can spend your whole afternoon here and have fun !

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Thank 柏胤 楊
Iwakuni, Japan
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53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The Okinawa Zoo and Wonder Museum is a great way to spend the day for children and adults alike. There are a number of animals and tons of information to help educate and inform visitors of all ages. It is important that those who visit understand that this is an average zoo, not a high quality animal experience like WDW... More 

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