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Kobe City Oji Zoo

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Address: 3-1 Ojicho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-0803, Hyogo Prefecture
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As seeing a panda in real life was on my bucket list, it seemed obvious to visit the Kobe Oji Zoo. My visit was around lunchtime and it was very hot and I guess this added to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 June 2016
Jo T
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113 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

As seeing a panda in real life was on my bucket list, it seemed obvious to visit the Kobe Oji Zoo. My visit was around lunchtime and it was very hot and I guess this added to the lethargy of the animals, which made them appear sad. Indeed, I saw several animals rocking, which was upsetting. However, I am no... More 

Thank Jo T
Vilnius County, Lithuania
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48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This was the cutest zoo I have ever been with my almost one & only opportunity to see Panda <3 Definitely recomended

Thank Erika J
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I visited the zoo with a friend and it was free to enter because of some event, so I'm not sure what the prices usually are. There are many animals to see but the enclosures are very small compared to other zoos, and some of the animals looked visibly distressed, but I suppose that's to be expected as not all... More 

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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We were very disheartened to see all of the animals in too small enclosures, some like the flamingos over bread and over populated in their enclosure. One of the elephants was crying, pacing and holding its own tusk the whole time. I spent 20 minutes too long in there.

2 Thank Susan S
Kobe, Japan
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78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Visited the zoo on a Saturday. Arrived at 9:30 in the morning and the zoo was busy with visitors. Spent the next three hours with the family seeing all the animals and attractions. Stayed for lunch and a little extra for the little one to enjoy the rides. Good place to spend half a day with kids.Suggest arriving early. Parking... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Oji Zoo is in perfect location. It's really great place for enjoyment. Polar bear, normal bear, tiger, dolphins, many kinds of monkey, panda, ostrich and many more are main attraction of this place.

2 Thank nimsim
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Entrance fee is SO CHEAP compare to what we're used to in Australia(Nearly $50 per person!), I think it was around 600 yen? Many kinds of animals and you can get real close as it's not very crowded. Loved the monkeys and the orangtan... She kept kissing my hubby through the glass and kicking me through the glass!! I think... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

And as I child with my father and as a father with my child it still amazes me ...... It's 5 usd per person child is free and your child see all the animals goes on slides does some attractions and a beautiful 5-6 hours with lunch and Ice cream goes by and the park keeps upgrading and adding new... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Easily accessible by train and a short 10 min walk, Kobe Oji Zoo has a very decent selection of exhibits which include pandas, the big cats, koalas and more, minus the waiting lines! It is set-up for children which means it is safe for them to run around, enjoy the fun park / rides section, and the "petting zoo" section... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

This zoo has a good variety of species including Giant Panda, big cats, bears, chimps and orangutans. All the animals looked in very good condition and all looked like they were treated very well.We spent about 3 hours there however if you had children there was a small fun fair so you could spend half a day there easily. It... More 

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