Himeji City Zoo, Himeji

About Himeji City Zoo, Himeji

Himeji City Zoo, Himeji - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Japan, 〒670-0012 Hyogo Prefecture, Himeji, Honmachi, 68

Phone: +81-792843636

Ticket Price: 200 JPY

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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Located in the Hyogo Prefecture of the city, the zoo is settled at the base of Himeji castle and is one of the busiest place in the city. Yes, the place literally see hundreds of visitors everyday and is also considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is decked in old style, reminiscing of the architecture that were in fashion years ago. Established in 1951, the zoo is home to a range of animals that are taken care of here well. You can see pink flamingos, tigers, bears, chimpanzees and what not on your visit here. The authority has done their best to keep its exactly the way it started and hence, don’t expect it to be a natural habitat that we normally see nowadays. Regardless, for families, a visit to this zoo is must!

Himeji City Zoo Ticket Prices

  • Adult- 200 yen
  • Children (5- 16 years old)- 30 yen  

How To reach Himeji City Zoo by Public Transport

  • Bus Station- Honmachi 114

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  • Disgusting! I bought a ticket (against my better judgement) because I had a few hours before my train. I thought there might be a load of indigenous Japanese birds, rodents, reptiles etc... Basically, it’s a showcase of exotic animals flown from all over the world and kept in horrendous enclosures. The worst for me was a polar bear, in a tiny little cage with no pool, nothing to climb, nothing to interact with. Just a tiny filthy cage next door to a couple of lions. Why would anyone bring a polar bear half way around the world to put it in a matchbox. It was really upsetting. The bear was clearly just lying around in prison wishing it was free and probably waiting to die. Himeji should shut this zoo!

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  • Animals were all clearly in a highly distressed state because they are kept in those awfully small cages. Anybody with an ounce of compassion would feel absolute outraged and disgusted like we were. Don't go!!'

  • Same story as everyone else, I came to this zoo after visiting Himeji castle and was shocked to see the horrible living conditions of the animals. The elephant appeared to be traumatized and dehydrated, it would walk in place and occasionally throw sand on itself. I yelled at some of the people working in the park but they didn't really care.

  • You call this a zoo? I'm no animal activist but I'm disappointed at the way how these animals are caged and seeing the polar bear stressing out by walking around in circles inside the cage. Also the animals look like they are not well looked after either. Either improve the zoo where the animals Can Roam freely or shut this place down.

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  • Do not go. Don't fund this Zoo by buying a ticket. Unbelievably small enclosures for the lions (two in a cage!) and the elephant among the others..

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