“Nogeyama Zoo” on the hill overlooking Minato Mirai 21 District is a zoo where you can enjoy admission for free. Despite being free, there are about 100 species of animals kept, such as giraffes, lions, and lesser pandas. There, it is an exhibition that allows us to feel animals close to us, including experiences of contact with small animals such as guinea pigs, so it is also recommended for zoo debuts with children.
It is one of Nogeyama Zoo ‘s charm that you can observe from a large animal such as a lion, tiger, giraffe to small animals such as lesser panda and penguins at a very close distance.
In “Afternoon Meals Time” held from the afternoon every day, you can see the meal of more than 5 kinds of animals such as lions, penguins, Japanese black beaks, while listening to commentaries by keepers. As you can see feeding to various animals on a daily basis, there are many repeat customers too.
“Hexa tortoise” (Astrochelys yniphora), which is said to be the most extinct crisis in the tortoise, and “kagu” (Rhynochetos jubatus) which is a bird that can not fly in New Caledonia, are precious animals that can only be seen in the Nogeyama zoo in Japan. It also succeeded in the breeding of “Hexa tortoise”, which is something unusual in the world’s zoos. In addition, you can meet unusual tortoises, snakes, iguanas etc in reptile pavilion.
“Nakayoshi Square” which can interact with guinea pigs, mice and chickens is extremely popular among young children. If you stroke on a guinea pig’s special cushion, you may be able to see the adorable appearance that makes you feel good. You can use freely on weekdays, but please do not forget to get a numbered ticket because it is 20 minutes per session , 150 people each time is capacity in holidays.
Nogeyama Zoo “where you can see big animals such as giraffes and lions closely, contact with small animals, and meet lots of animals at short distance in spite of free entry. Please visit here for the zoo debut and Yokohama dating.
“Nogeyama Zoo” is a zoo with an area of 3.3 hectares, located in Nogeyama Park, Nishi Ward, Yokohama. The charm of Nogeyama Zoo is not only that the charge is free. Not only that, it is also attractive that the quality of the zoo is high and there are plenty to see though it is free. More than 100 kinds of animals, including popular animals such as lesser pandas and lions, giraffes and bears, and more than 1000 animals are raised.
It is the greatest charm of this zoo that you can watch the animals nearby. Under the concept of “’Zoo where everyone will feel free to visit, relax, heal’ and ‘a small child encounters an animal for the first time, interacts with it, a zoo that feels life’”, it is a zoo where from small children to adults can enjoy.
More than 100 kinds of animals are displayed together for mammals, reptiles and fish. There are spectacular animals such as lions, Amur tigers, penguins, zebras and giraffes. In addition, you can enjoy “Fureai Hiroba” (contact opening plaza) where you can interact with guinea pigs and chicks, and specialty of Nogeyama Zoo “Unrestrained Peacock”.
The small popularity of Nogeyama zoo is “Lesser panda”. Kinta and Kenken of lesser panda come from China, Kiku from Hiroshima. It seems that Kinta thought that it originally was a male, but in reality it turns out to be a female. But as they got used to it, the name seems to be Kinta (normally it is used as man’s name) as it is. Lesser panda is the most popular animal in the zoo.
You can also meet guinea pigs, mice, chickens and others at the popular “Nakayoshi Square” especially for young children. The experience of touching animals which can not be usually touched can be a valuable experience for children. Also, one of the highlights of the famous Unrestrained peacock is the attraction. Nogeyama zoo is full of charm.
|Address:||Oimatsucho 63-10 Yokohama Nishi-ku, Kanagawa 220-0032 Japan|
|Access:||Keihinkyuko-honsen “Hinodecho-eki Station” (10 minutes walk)|