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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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Phone Number: +81 78-302-8899
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At first it seemed a little strange that there were dogs and cats to play with, so we skipped those sections and walked through the incredibly themed areas. Visiting with sloths... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first it seemed a little strange that there were dogs and cats to play with, so we skipped those sections and walked through the incredibly themed areas. Visiting with sloths and red pandas - the kingdom was well maintained, and we've never been able to get so close to animals before. Everyone was orderly, abiding by the rules of... More 

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Thank Hurricanecoco
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

we went there with our two daugthers (12 and 7) they and we loved it. great to pet animals, see some of them really close and more lively than in usual zoo. staff so kind and polite, souvenirs shop so good

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Thank Virginie L
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We spent the whole day here, you can get close to and feed almost all of the animals. From cats and dogs to capybara and kangaroos. It's an awesome place. We finished the day in the bird house near the entrance/exit. Two of the birds landed on my shoulders and went to sleep. It was brilliant to experience. There were... More 

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1 Thank DevilBean
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

If you love animals, please avoid this place. It is solely based on entertaining people and does not consider the animals at all. Very small cages for wild and no hideouts in case they get distressed. Lots of kids screaming which must be very stressful for the animals. It was not a nice experience.

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1 Thank Jonas H
Yorktown, Virginia, United States
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My son and I spent 4 hours in this zoo. We are animal lovers big time and this is the place to go. For the most part all the animals are available to pet and visit without fences or cages. They have a large assortment of small animals like cats, dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs to feed and get in... More 

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1 Thank Cheryl C
Yokohama, Japan
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Most of the animals are free in the park so you can observe them so closely. They also have a bird shows that we all including adults can enjoy. If you have no place to go, this is the one.

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Thank Micchi3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Pm July 27, 12, in Kobe the animal kingdom, there are events that "Watermelon Day" was caught in Kobe, Toka to present a watermelon on capybara. There seems to watermelon also in the audience. I will go tomorrow. 明日、神戸動物王国で、スイカの日にちなんだイベントです。 カピバラたちにスイカを! お客さんにも少しおすそ分けが。

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Thank 神戸観光コンシェルジュ K
Mill Valley, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 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 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

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 

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2 Thank GermaeP
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 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!

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