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Kobe Oji Zoo
Kobe Oji Zoo is a huge zoo situated inside Oji Park in Nada area in Kobe. Inside the 80,618-square-meter large territory, there are approx. 130 species of 800 animals, including Giant Panda Bears and Koalas. It is also known as one of the three biggest zoos in the Kansai area. Opened in 1928, this old zoo also contains, besides zoo, a museum of animals and an amusement park. In addition, you can also see a mansion that used to be a residence of foreigners. It is a great touristic spot to visit.
- 3-1 Oji-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
- Contact No.
- 3-min walk from Oji Park station on Hankyu like or 5-min walk from JR Nada station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 9:00‐17:00 (Closes at 16:30 from November to February)
Closed on Wednesday (Opens if it's a national holiday)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2.5 hours
- Admission fee
- 600 yen
- Other Information
- * English, Chinese and Korean brochures available
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
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Giant Panda Bears and Koalas
The greatest thing about Oji Zoo is that you can see rare giant panda bears and koalas at the same place. There are many zoos in Japan that raise one of these animals, yet this zoo is the only one who raise them both.
Various events such as seeing animal training!
In Oji Zoo, there are various events organized at certain hours in a day. The most exciting show is to see elephants training in order to sustain their health. You can see how intelligent they are. Beside that, you can see feeding or walking time of various animals.
Various facilities in a complex
Inside Oji Zoo, in addition to seeing animals, you can also visit a museum of animals, an amusement park or an old mansion of a foreigner, Hunter. In the museum, you can learn about more animals. Or you can enjoy rides at the amusement park. You have more than enough to enjoy the whole day here.
Museum of animals
The old Hunter’s mansion