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Himeji City Zoo, Himeji

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#4 of 26 in Parks in Himeji
Take the family to Himeji City Zoo to observe a variety of exotic animals, including lions, penguins, giraffes, and elephants. You'll also have the opportunity to meet some more domesticated creatures at the animal encounters section, including rabbits, sheep, pigs, and guinea pigs. You can touch and pet the domesticated and farm animals, although only for two short sessions each day. Unfortunately, the zoo has no dedicated souvenir or gift shop, but bring along some change in case you'd like something from the onsite vending machines. To visit Himeji City Zoo and get the most from your holiday in Himeji, create itinerary details personal to you using our Himeji road trip planner .
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  • When I was strolling around the perimeter of Himeji Castle, I arrived at the place on the way. Admission is free for adults \200, children \30, and children under 5 years old, but when you look at the exterior of the park, it didn't feel as if it was as independent as a zoo. It might mean a lot for a local child. However, I don't know why there is a zoo next to Himeji Castle, but as a tourist, I feel a little uncomfortable.
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  • It is a zoo where you will love animals. I feel the love of the keeper stumbled on the information required by the length of the animal. There is not a so-called animal smell, and it is recommended! Kangaroos slept side by side, white bears showed off their swimming, elephants seemed to be dancing, and they were entertained. What surprised me was that one of the two donkeys was born in 1991 and explained that they were 28 years old!? If I have a chance to go to Himeji again, I would love to stop by!
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  • Wish I'd read reviews, just happened upon this nightmare while wandering through the castle grounds. Absolutely repulsive place. The animals are extremely distressed and no one is batting an eyelid. I've been getting by fine with the little bit of Japanese I know but the staff don't seem to process "refund" in any language. Disgusted I funded this place in anyway with my entry fee. Shut it down NOW.
  • worst zoo i went ever to...some animals have nearly NO space,animals whose need water have too less and everything looks old and dirty...the animals look very sick and nearly to their end...what the hell? entry is cheap(200yen) but please dont visit it,its not worth and shouldnt be supported! just go straight to the castle and skip this please
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