Things to do
The zoo that you can feel familiar with the Animals
Kyoto City Zoo/ 京都市動物園
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.
Popular in Kyoto
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Top shops and spots loved by our editors and highly recommended to be listed on your itinerary.
Well Worth a Visit
Less known but widely loved by both tourists and locals. Recommended if your schedule permits.
Good for Fans
Hideaway shops and spots of worthwhile destination. Recommended if you are keen on these genres.
Very popular among enthusiasts on these genres. Not always suitable if you are not particularly interested.
Must See !
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.
Must See !
Exhibition room has the animal specimens that had been living in the park. There are skeletal specimens and stuffed replicas.
Must Do !
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.
Kyoto City Zoo
|Categories||Other Things to See|
|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
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.
|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.
|Closed||Mondays (or the following Tuesday if Monday falls on a holiday) / New Year's period (from Dec. 28th - Jan. 1st)|
Groups (over 30 persons): ￥500
Children until middle school: free of charge
Yearly pass (adults): ￥2400
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
|Friendly for Overseas Visitors||
English brochures are available. It is located in the center of Kyoto.
|Information||English brochure is available|
|Languages spoken||Japanese only|