Oji Zoo

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Kobe, Japan

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reikunboy reikunboy
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Oji zoo Apr 05, 2009
Love them or loath them or be somewhere in between, like me. Zoos are here to entertain the people to get a close up of the animals and Oji zoo is no exception it has all the main animals,such as the lion, tigers giraffes, hippos and gorillas.

It is also the home of the panda which is only found at OJI zoo in the Kansai area. There are zoos in Osaka and Kyoto as well.

The pens that hold the animals are adequet some of them are large like the gorillas, ostrich and giraffes but then some are held in old fashion pens in tiny cages with thick bars, like the wolf whose pen was probably arould 5 metres square and it continually walked around and around in boredom. I felt sorry for it, even though I think they are mangy and ugly animals.

The zoo is only $6, real cheap if you ask me and especially worth the money, in the cherry blossom season when the grounds are covered in shades of pink.

This zoo might be a good day trip if you get tired of temples and shrines which is definately possible when travelling in Japan.

The zoo is located 350 metres up the hill from Nada station on the JR line. The station is one stop from Sannomiya.
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glennisnz says:
Such beautiful clusters of cherry blossom and some nice animal pics. I quite like zoos, good ones with large enclosures, it truly is the only way most people are able to actually see a live one of some animals.
The cost is reasonable, great for families.
Posted on: Apr 15, 2009
vances says:
nice - reminds me of a park I took my daughter once where they had this platform you climbed up and could feed a giraffe ---> their tongues are incredibly long!!!
Posted on: Apr 11, 2009
reikunboy says:
Vance I think his favourite animal would have been the giraffe eating the blossoms
Posted on: Apr 11, 2009
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