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Inokashira Park Zoo

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Lovely small zoo, great for smaller children

This zoo is more like a zoo-lite, do not expect anything super fancy or big, but hey, it is only... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2014
Colombo, Sri Lanka
An ancient elephant and a tanuki

The elderly elephant looked like he needed some company; other exhibits included some monkeys... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2014
Middlebury, Vermont
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“guinea pigs”(18 reviews)
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1-17-6 Gotenyama, Musashino 180-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 422-46-1100
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Reviewed 29 October 2014

It is a small zoo, and it is a very cheap zoo, especially if you're a foreigner and bring your passport. But a number of the enclosures are dated, and have nothing in them to keep the animals interested. The elephant enclosure is far too...More

Thank Simone R
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This zoo is more like a zoo-lite, do not expect anything super fancy or big, but hey, it is only 320¥ entry fee for adults (after a 20% tourist discount) and kids under 12 are free. You get to see a LOT of different animals,...More

Thank caipirina
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Charming zoo, very small though. I especially like the guinea pig petting area. The animals here are not much exotic, mostly domestic animals. Oh, there's Hanako, Japan's oldest elephant. She's a dear.

Thank Eri35
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The elderly elephant looked like he needed some company; other exhibits included some monkeys, deer, a tanuki (raccoon dog), a walk-through cage with squirrels, a guinea pig petting area, and lots of large birds. There are several places to buy snacks, drinks, and ice cream...More

Thank Bikers_Mom
Reviewed 3 June 2014

The oldest elephant in Japan ? The world? Lives here. A lovely zoo near the Ghibli Museum makes a fantastic day out for families. Super cheap, 640 yen for our family of 5. Kids rides are 50-100 yen and are simple fun. No crowds, plenty...More

Thank Mumsknowitbest
Reviewed 16 January 2014

We went on a rainy weekday in December since we were scheduled for a 2pm visit to the Ghibli museum 10 minutes walk from the zoo. It was pleasant and had a lot of Japanese animals, but nothing very exotic. The guinea pig petting area...More

Thank Eddie W
Reviewed 15 July 2013

The zoo itself is lovely and clean, well laid out. Lots of seats and shade, the added bonus of the playground and small amusement rides was a nice surprise. Rides were only 100 yen, great value. Not a lot of animals to see, kids loved...More

Thank fnqfamily
Reviewed 21 April 2013

took us a while to figure out the way to the park zoo from Kichijoji Station, about 15-20mins. tourists get a discount by showing passport. there's a section for viewing the guinea pigs. cute to the max. you can actually bring food into the park...More

1  Thank Lolligoespop
Reviewed 4 January 2013

This is a good park to bring kids, out of town visitors, and to meet with adults. There is a small man-made lake with rentable row boats and "swan boats". There are restaurants that line park and Kichijoji is a great place to wander. Very...More

Thank rgessert
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29 December 2015|
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Response from Peabody23 |
You are so right!! The least the zoo could do is to put down layers of straw inside and outside for a little more foot comfort. Also a couple large potted trees along her walkway. She probably has never seen or smelled a... More