Kyoto City Zoo
When it comes to Kyoto, temples and shrines may get a lot of attention, but the city zoo is not a place that often comes to mind as a tourist spot. However, the Kyoto City Zoo is historic in that it is the second oldest zoo in Japan, following the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. Lying adjacent to Nanzen-ji temple and Heian Shrine, the Kyoto City Zoo was given a facelift in the fall of 2015, with a renewed slogan of “up close and fun.” The distance between you and the animals is narrowed and is quite the experience. Since it is considered a small zoo for a national park, you won’t need to spend all day here and can just stop by instead. In addition to getting up close and personal with the animals, there is also a library cafe that you can enter without a ticket, so be sure to check it out.
Okazaki Hoshojicho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
March - November 9: 00-17: 00
December - February 9: 00-16: 30
Monday (next weekday if Monday is a holiday), December 28 - January 1
General 600 yen, Junior high school students or under free admission
Take Kyoto city bus, get off at "Okazaki-koen Dobutsuen-mae" about 2 minutes on foot from the stop, Municiple subway Tozai line "Kegami" station about 5 minutes on foot
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