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Himeji City Zoo, Himeji

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Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • I had the most terrible and impactful experiences of my life when visiting the Himeji City Zoo, located right next to the famous Himeji Castle, in the south of Hyogo Prefecture, the most famous and...  more »
  • Cannot believe a modern country can allow such misery to be inflicted on animals in the name of a Zoo. If you love animals this will be a traumatic experience you will never forget.  more »
  • 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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