Kyoto City Zoo
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The Kyoto City Zoo is a surprisingly good little zoo conveniently located in the Northern Higashiyama sightseeing district. It’s the perfect way to give the kids a break from temples and shrines.
I bet you thought Kyoto only had temples and shrines, right? But the city also has many other attractions, such as a zoo, a botanical garden and even an aquarium. Kyoto's zoo is the 2nd oldest zoo in Japan, only behind Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. Only a 5-min walk from our KYOBU-Higashiyama house and Hotel…
Kyoto City Zoo is a great way to keep the kids entertained for a few hours. The animal enclosures are well laid out and the entire zoo is pleasantly spacious and easy to explore. In addition to the animals on display, there’s also a fun little amusement park with rides that kids love. The Ferris…
Japan’s second oldest zoo has over a thousand animals, a small petting zoo and a popular library.
"Kyoto Zoo" opened the second in Japan and has a history of more than 100 years.
In this zoo, we can feel rich nature of Kyoto and learn the relation of Homo sapiens and the wild animals. You can really sense the forest of Kyoto bodily, seeing the zoo.
For guests with children, this is worth a 3-4 hour visit. One of Japan's oldest zoos, it has undergone an extensive renovation and looks great!
The zoo was established in 1903. It is the second oldest zoo in the country and In 2003, 100 years after its founding, the zoo was home to 721 individuals representing 175 species.
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