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Selcohome Zoo Paradise Yagiyama

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A wide variety of animals

We enjoyed our visit to this zoo. There were lots of animals and birds to see and we were impressed... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2018
Susan F
Brisbane, Australia
Yagiyama Zoo - Great Family Outing!

Situated on top of hill overlooking the city, the zoo is also conveniently located next to a subway... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2016
Kristianstad, Sweden
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1-43 Yagiyama Honcho, Taihaku-ku, Sendai 982-0801, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 22-229-0631
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

If your kids can walk by themselves, the place will be good for you because the Zoo locates a mountain. They can run and walk all through the park to see so many animals. The Zoo is not huge place but big enough for young...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

We enjoyed our visit to this zoo. There were lots of animals and birds to see and we were impressed with the open areas for the larger animals to roam around in. Nice gift shops too.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Susan F
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Similar to most zoos in Japan, animals are not treated well coming from a Western perspective. But it is average, probably even slightly above in quality and range of animals as far as Japan goes. Some animals have decent habitats, and are fun to view....More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank JustinSendai
Reviewed June 19, 2016

Situated on top of hill overlooking the city, the zoo is also conveniently located next to a subway train station. Admission is relatively cheap - JPY 400 for adults and free for children under 6. The zoo has a good collection of various animals that...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank chyihaur
Reviewed November 13, 2015

When the subway is opened in December, it will be able to go easily in the family. Less snow in Sendai, so we open even in the winter period, I think that it is good to continue to warm.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Manc480
Reviewed June 22, 2015

Not that sophisticated, but an enjoyable place to wander. Red pandas and Japanese monkeys the main draw.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank zchug
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very nice place, lots of different animals to see. We took the bus from Sendai station to get there. The announcement was in English as well and you just pay as you get off the bus. 260 yen/ per person each way. There is also...More

Date of experience: April 2014
3  Thank 616sarahg
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Yagiyama Zoo located in yagiyama mountain in Sendai City and you can ride a bus from Sendai station to the yagiyama zoological park or you may use the Sendai Loop bus. Very excellent place, you can enjoy watching the animals from all over the world,...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank Bahlul
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