Kyoto City Zoo

Nestled among art museum, shrines temples and Lake Biwa Canal, the zoo also offers the colorful blooms and leaves of spring and autumn

Consider the welfare of animals

Opened in 1903, the Kyoto City Zoo was at the time only the second in the country but the first in terms of being a zoo established by contributions from the public. Furthermore, the zoo does not stop at just exhibiting, but, in a partnership agreement with Kyoto University, it has worked to enhance and offer the various appealing attributes of animals while also investigating their intelligence.
Completing a 7-year renewal process in 2015, facilities now include those that allow for closer interaction with the animals, with a diverse range of animals split up among six zones: the “Children’s Zoo” where kids can observe familiar animals such as guinea pigs , etc., “Fierce Animal World” for exhibiting tigers, jaguars,Tsushima leopard cat and the Eurasian Lynx. “African Savannah” that is home to giraffes and zebras, etc., the “Elephant Forest” exhibiting a herd of Asian elephants, “Monkey World” that is home to apes, such as Western gorillas and chimpanzees, “Kyoto Forest” where animals indigenous to Kyoto are kept and visitors can experience nature.
Moreover, while giving consideration to the physical and mental health of the captive animals,we are devising ways to make the visitors and animals happy.



What is the water source for the fountain pond that has existed unchanged in the zoo from the very opening day? ① Tap water ② Well water ③ Biwako sosui River water

Address Okazaki Hoshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku
TEL 075-771-0210
FAX 075-752-1974
URL http://www5.city.kyoto.jp/zoo
Hours 9:00~17:00 (entry by 16:30), 16:30 (entry by 16:00) from Dec to Feb
Closed Mon (following day if Nat Hol), 28/12~1/1
Adm High school students upward ¥750
Access A 7-min walk from Exit 1 of the Subway Tozai Line Keage Stn/Very close to Okazakikoen Dobutsuen-mae Stop of City Bus

Facilities near by

photo:Namikawa Cloisonné Museum of Kyoto

Namikawa Cloisonné Museum of Kyoto

Captivating artworks await at this mansion museum

photo:The Toyokuni Shrine Treasure Museum

The Toyokuni Shrine Treasure Museum

Shrine commemorating Hideyoshi Toyotomi

photo:Kyoto eastern landfill site (Ecoland Otowa-no-mori)

Kyoto eastern landfill site (Ecoland Otowa-no-mori)

photo:Kahitsukan · Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art

Kahitsukan · Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art

Wide-ranging exhibitions are held from photography to contemporary art

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