Mar. 10, 2017 UPDATE

Kyoto City Zoo

- 京都市動物園 -
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The zoo that you can feel familiar with the Animals
The main theme of Kyoto City Zoo is 'familiar and enjoyable zoo'. The word 'familiar' in the theme has 2 meanings. The first meaning is that Kyoto City Zoo is located in center of Kyoto. And the second meaning is the close distance of animals and customers. The word, 'Enjoyable' is a message for both animals and customers.
Kyoto-no-mori
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Kyoto-no-mori
Kyoto-no-mori was just opened on September, 2015. It is an exhibition where you can learn about the relation of natural animals and humans. An exhibition provides some information about nature and it helps you to learn about a conservation of natural environment.
Exhibition Room
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Exhibition Room
Exhibition room has the animal specimens that had been living in the park. There are skeletal specimens and stuffed replicas.
Library Cafe
3Good Experiences
Library Cafe
Library cafe has approximately 7,000 books. You can read the books while drinking coffee. Please spend your time relaxing in the cafe with books and delicious coffee.
Otogi-no-kuni
4Good Experiences
Otogi-no-kuni
You can touch animals at Otogi-no-kuni. You may notice the value of life here.
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Price
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Yoko
3.5 experience3.5 access3.5 photogenic3.5
The zoo was refurbished in 2015 so the roads here are nice to walk on! They also have many specialties like the area where you can see giraffes from their point of view, from a viewing platform, There is a corner where you can touch goats and other animals, and there is also a small amusement park so this is a nice place for families.
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Kyoto City Zoo / 京都市動物園
Category Other Things to See
Phone +81 75-771-0210
Address Okazakikouen, Okazaki Hoshojicho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8333
Directions [Kyoto city bus] Take No. 5, 32, 100 (Raku-Bus) to "Doubutsuen-Mae" Take No. 31, 201, 202, 203, 206 to "Higashiyama Nijo," then walk to the east for 5 minutes Take No. 93, 203, 204 to "Okazakimichi," then walk to the south for 5 minutes [Subway] From Keihan Line, transfer at "Keihan Sanjo"station to subway Tozai Line. Walk to the zoo for 5 minutes from "Keage" station, or 10 minutes from "Higashiyama" station. From JR Kyoto station, take subway Karasuma Line and transfer at "Karasuma Oike" to subway Tozai Line. Walk to the zoo for 5 minutes from "Keage" station, or 10 minutes from "Higashiyama" station.
Open Hours March - Nov. 9am - 5pm December - Feb. 9am - 4:30pm *Entrance and use of the eastern gate is allowed until 30 minutes before closing time.
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Mondays (or the following Tuesday if Monday falls on a holiday) / New Year's period (from Dec. 28th - Jan. 1st) 
Price range
Adults:¥600 Groups (over 30 persons): ¥500 Children until middle school: free of charge Yearly pass (adults): ¥2400
Credit cards Not accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
English brochures are available. It is located in the center of Kyoto.
Information English brochure is available
Lanuages spoken Japanese only
URL1 http://www5.city.kyoto.jp/zoo/lang/en
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