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Kobe Animal Kingdom

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Address: 7-1-9 Minatojima-minami, Kobe 650-0047, Hyogo Prefecture (Formerly Kobe Botanical Garden)
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This place must have new management, as it has been enhanced vastly with many new kid friendly features. Now there are much more direct interactions with many type of animals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mill Valley, California
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Mill Valley, California
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place must have new management, as it has been enhanced vastly with many new kid friendly features. Now there are much more direct interactions with many type of animals. Starting with petting areas for bunny, cats/dogs, capybaras, kangaroos and giant tortoises. New outdoor park is exciting with penguin feeding, camel riding, sheep dog show and opportunity to get up... More 

Thank p4knyc
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a typical zoo with all types of animals typical of zoos like lions, zebras, giraffe or tigers (and why it is also not called a zoo), however it is a lovely animal park all the same. Most of the animals are not in enclosures such as the birds, the red pandas, lemurs and swans. But don't worry,... More 

1 Thank GermaeP
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We used to buy a membership here. They had a big renovation a few years ago and it's even better now. It's great for families, couples and seniors as long as you like animals. My 60s mom loves flowers there too, they are gorgeous!

Thank Yoshiko L
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

My son enjoy this place so much. They have small animal like rabbit, fish, bird, turtle and etc which I think it good for little baby.

Thank Yiling_pum
Kobe, Japan
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64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Visited the Animal Kingdom after the family arrived from Tokyo. Never knew it existed and was suggested by the concierge for children. Parking was ample and location was easy to find and accessible by the monorail. The attraction is basically a zoo with also sections where you can interact with the animals. Great place to spend a couple of hours... More 

Thank captainked
Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I had only a little time in Kobe after business meeting with the client, went to Kobe Animal Kingdom in around 01 hour but I satisfied. Many kinds of pretty animals without stink. Some of them are free, not in the cage, every one can touch them. There are not only animals, also there are many kinds of flows decorated... More 

Thank NgocPhamVan
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Everyone can play, pet, cuddle and feed dozens of types of animals. There's a dogs and cats area immediately on entering, a pond with fish you can touch, birds area, alpacas in an outside area and countless more to see. Most animals are roaming around and not enclosed. Perfect for families and worth a day trip.

Thank Steven G
Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

I adore animals but most Japanese animal attractions leave me cold due to the awful conditions the animals are kept in. The majority of the animals at Kobe Animal Kingdom are kept very well and seem free from stress HOWEVER I only gave four stars as there are a small amount of animals here that are stressed and kept in... More 

4 Thank missjess85
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is the first Zoo I would recommend! Firstly, I should say I'm not that interested in Zoo because I feel sorry for the animals in cage. This is an Animal Park that most of them not in cage & you can touch & hold them! (Certainly that's mean no wide animals like lions & tigers, they are all cute... More 

Thank Kwong930
Kobe, Japan
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

My kids (10, 8 and 5) enjoyed this 'nature amusement' place. They have a variety of animals / attractions - a petting area for rabbits, birds and fish that you can feed, pakibara (that you can also pet), and outdoor animals (including a camel you can ride). There are also beautiful flowers. We spent about 2-3 hours.

Thank tala n

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