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Hirakawa Zoological Park

#21 of 145 things to do in Kagoshima Features Animals
5669-1 Hirakawacho, Kagoshima 981-0133, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-261-2326
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A spacious zoo in Kagoshima

The Hirakawa zoo is fairly easy to get to via train and/or bus. Ask for a map from the... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
Osaka, Japan
Nice for a family with children

I actually liked the zoo. I read some of reviews about the upkeep of the animals and this is how I... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2016
Aqua M
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12 Jul 2016
“A spacious zoo in Kagoshima”
29 Jan 2016
“Nice for a family with children”
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5669-1 Hirakawacho, Kagoshima 981-0133, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-261-2326
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

The Hirakawa zoo is fairly easy to get to via train and/or bus. Ask for a map from the information counter at the central train station (Kagoshima Chuo) if going by train. Going by bus is a bit easier thou. I took the take the...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

I actually liked the zoo. I read some of reviews about the upkeep of the animals and this is how I felt when I first visited the zoo two years ago. The camels (which are no longer there) looked very sick. The whole zoo seemed...More

3  Thank Aqua M
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Things I observed at this zoo: -a nearly bald ostrich plucking out its own feathers. -monkeys fighting, screaming, crying, bleeding. -a white tiger crying, loudly for nearly 30 minutes straight. -baboons fighting, screaming, growling. This zoo confines animals to terribly small, filthy enclosures. The animals...More

4  Thank charistarbett
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This zoo does not properly care for its animals. The cages are too small. They plan to swap some of their large cats for two elephant from the Cambodian government. Zoos should care about animal welfare. Cambodia does not have the resources to look after...More

7  Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 21 December 2012

It's not a big zoo but a nice one nonetheless. Easy to get to by public transport - 30 mins walk from the train station but you can take a bus there as well. There's a huge tiger here and really enjoyed our time. A...More

2  Thank JaJa_LuRVeS
Reviewed 14 August 2012

I like zoos. I have been to zoos all over the world including Seattle, New York and London. While I did not expect Hirakawa Zoo to be as big or fancy as those zoos, I did at least expect that it would be a humane...More

13  Thank roseonthewater
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