Kobe Animal KingdomCurrently Closed
- Address: 7-1-9 Minatojima-minami, Kobe 650-0047, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +81-783028899
- Ticket Price: 1500 JPY
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Bird Watching
The name of this attraction can be a little misleading. It is not a zoo, but rather a bird and flower park, although some people now call it an animal cafe. It used to be called the Kobe Botanical Garden.
Yes, you do get to see some fauna, mostly cute animals such as kangaroos, capybaras, rabbits, alpacas, sheep, goat, horses, giant tortoises, cats dogs, red pandas and guinea pigs. There is even a camel. The bird population consists of owls, tropical birds, parrots and hawks. All of these are spread out over a dozen interactive areas such as lily ponds, an aviary and a stable.
It's all jolly good fun with the family.
- Buffet lunch at the Flower Forest restaurant, coffee at the Alpacafe, or a chow at the Retriever Burger.
- Paid parking is available for around 1200 cars.
- Wheelchairs available.
- 800 yen for Elementary school children
- 1100 yen for 65+, disabled adults
- 600 yen for disabled kids
- 300 yen for 5 and under
- Groups of 15% get discounts 10%
- Closed Thursdays except during spring break, GW, summer vacation, year-end and New Year.
- Train stop at Kobe animal kingdom station from Sannomiya.
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20.01% of people who visit Kobe include Kobe Animal Kingdom in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
62.5% of people start their Kobe Animal Kingdom visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kobe Animal Kingdom
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kobe Animal Kingdom
Fantastic experience with a well oiled machine. This place is located close to the Harbor side which means it's cold and windy during the winter time. The zoo is partly outside and partly indoors, making their customers enjoy both the outdoors and indoors. They also have shows planned through out the venue, so guests can enjoy the various areas and animals performing. Every staff we encountered were friendly and happy to answer your questions. We arrived late, but we never felt rushed to finish our visit even as the closing time approached. This is a new experience but bound for great things in the future. Parking per car is 500 yen, entrance ticket costs for adults are 1800 yen, seniors are 1300 yen, and children are 1000 yen.
Great place for little ones to see animals up close and feed/ ride a variety of animals. The flowers and plants inside the greenhouse are very picturesque. However, some animals are contained in small spaces and don’t seem to get much attention. I wish the bears and cougars had snack times as well.
Kobe Animal Kingdom is a nice and pleasant place for a family outing. I'd recommend this zoo if you have younger kids (let's say around elementary to middle school age) because there are a number of activities for the little ones to enjoy like the contact zoo. However, it is pretty crowded at times and the selection of animals aren't incredibly diverse (it's still alright though). It was a nice visit to this zoo overall and I'd recommend it if you happen to be in Kobe. It isn't anything very special though so don't expect too much.
A fun place to interact with animals. Just a heads up that it will be full of kids and toddlers and the themes are built around that. So adults may get a bit dissapointed on spending 1800 yen. Overall good place to relax and kill time.
Give this place several hours so you can watch the events. The dog performance was an awesome sheepherding and frisbee show. Super family friendly.