Speaking of sightseeing in Kobe, there are many people who plan to go sightseeing such as ijin-kan buildings (former residences of early foreign settlers), cityscapes, and sake brewery tours. However, the Kobe City Oji Zoo is also a popular spot.
Because other than animals such as elephants and lions, pandas have been bred early in Kobe, a friendly city with Tianjin. In addition, koalas are also bred here, and you can see both pandas and koalas only at zoos across the country. You can also visit the stylish Ijinkan that has been relocated in this zoo.
Because it is a relatively small zoo, you can enjoy pandas that are crowded at other zoos and are difficult to get close to. In addition, other beasts can be seen at close range, and it is gaining popularity among those who like animals.
This city zoo is characterized by a cozy-looking atmosphere and is popular with the people of Kobe as a local outing spot where you can play easily. There is also an amusement park in the park, ideal for a day out with kids. It’s an attractive zoo where cherry blossoms are beautiful in spring and tourists from other prefectures are pleased with the Ijinkan.
Kobe City Oji Zoo is located in Nada Ward, Kobe City. The recommendation is to use public transportation. Of course there is a parking lot, but in the tourist season you can make a long line before entering the parking lot. Hankyu Railway’s “Oji Zoo Station” as well as Japan Railway’s “Nada Station” can be used for convenience.
The history of Kobe City Oji Zoo dates back to 1928 when it was founded in Suwayama Park. After the war and relocation, the current Oji Zoo opened in 1951. Since then, it has been loved by Kobe citizens as a zoo close to the local area. There are many cases in which a person who has come as a child revisits with his child after becoming an adult.
The most popular animal in this zoo is still the giant panda. In addition to pandas, the Oji Zoo has about 130 types of animals. The best way to get around without a waste is a clockwise course that goes into the park and goes to the “Animal and Children’s Country Area” via the Flamingo Pond on the left side.
Although there is no flashy facilities in the old zoo, there are a wide variety of animals, and about 130 species are bred. In addition, it has succeeded in breeding Amur tigers and king penguins for the first time in Japan, and has achieved valuable achievements in zoology, such as breeding the Indian elephant “Suwako” until it was the oldest in Japan.
Today, it has an amusement park and is a popular place for families to enjoy. In particular, the “contact corner” where you can hold animals is very popular with young children. There is also a museum where you can learn about animal ecology. Please drop in.
Kobe Oji Zoo is a zoo where you can have pandas and koalas, as well as various animals from around the world including Indian elephant, polar bear and Jaguar. There are about 130 kinds of animals raised and 800 animals. It is only here in Japan that you can see giant pandas and koalas, which are popular beyond generations, at the same time. The figure of charm and pretty gestures are the idol in the park. If you enjoy observing animals, try studying animals with parents and children at the Zoological Science Center.
The Kobe Oji Zoo, which is also close to the center of Kobe, Sannomiya, is a popular spot in the local area. Alongside the Kyoto City Zoo and the Tennoji Zoo, the Kobe Oji Zoo is also one of the three major zoos in Kansai area.
“Tan Tan” of the giant panda is the most popular animal in the zoo. There are six panda meals a day, four of them (10:00, 11:45, 13:00, 15:00) are open to the public. In addition, the koala mealtime is once a day from 11:00. In the mealtime, you can enjoy the adorable facial expression of animals eating their favorite foods. Since the animals’ mealtimes are also introduced on the official website, it is a good idea to set up a course around the zoo considering that time.
It takes about 2 hours to go around the park and see all the animals. There are also the amusement park with a Ferris Wheel and a merry-go-round in the park, the “Zoological Science Center” with libraries and exhibition space, and there are plenty of places to watch. There are plenty of places to spread lunch boxes, not only restaurants and snack corners. You can relax and have fun all day.
Kobe Oji Zoo is a spot where everyone can enjoy having children play as much as you want and playing with themselves returning to their childhood. Admission fee is free for junior high school students and below, adults are very reasonable. In addition, access by train is also very good, so you can feel free to drop in on Kobe sightseeing. People who want to be healed by pretty pandas and koala, please visit.
|Name:||Kobe Oji Zoo|
|Address:||Ojicho 3-1 Kobe Nada-ku, Hyogo 657-0838 Japan|
|Access:||Hankyudentetsu Kobe-sen Line “Oji Koen-eki Station” (3 minutes walk)|
|Price/Charge:||600 yen (Adult)|
Free (Junior High School Students or Under)
Please refer the official web page.