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Tama Zoo, Inokashira Park Zoo, Oshima Park Zoo More Tokyo zoos!

Besides Ueno Zoo, there are three more unique zoos in Tokyo that you can explore.

Tama Zoo

Tama Zoological Park, or Tama Zoo, opened in 1958 as the first zoo in Japan to be designed without cages. Today some 320 species of animals are bred and displayed in an environment that replicates their natural habitat. The Australian Garden, which features the Koala House, presents koalas, sugar gliders, frogmouths, and other curious creatures from Australia. The Asiatic Garden brings together gray wolves and Przewalski’s horses in a setting similar to their natural habitat. The Insectarium provides a path where visitors can stroll among colorful, fluttering butterflies year round. All the animals here appear free and lively.

Address

7-1-1 Hodokubo, Hino-shi, Tokyo

Hours

9:30–17:00 (Ticket sales close at 16:00)

Access

1-min. walk from Keio Line / Tama Monorail Tama-Dobutsukoen Station

Inquiries

042-591-1611

URL

http://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/hino/spot/490.html

Inokashira Park Zoo

Inokashira Park Zoo breeds more than 200 species of animals including the Asian elephant, Amur cat, fennec fox, and capybara in an area occupying nearly a third of Inokashira Park. The Main Park offers a spectrum of attractions: animal enclosures like the trail of squirrels and guinea pig petting zoo; botanical gardens dedicated to mountain plants, rhododendrons, and camellias; and a sculpture garden displaying some 240 pieces inside two buildings as well as outdoors. The Lakeside Park facing Inokashira-ike Pond features the Aquatic Life House which displays freshwater fish and amphibians found in Japan. It also houses exhibits of aquatic birds such as ducks, cranes, and herons.

Address

1-17-6 Gotenyama, Musashino-shi, Tokyo

Hours

9:30–17:00 (Ticket sales close at 16:00)

Access

10-min. walk from JR Chuo Line / Tokyo Metro Tozai Line / Keio Inokashira Line Kichijoji Station

Inquiries

0422-46-1100

URL

http://www.tokyo-zoo.net/english/index.html ( External link )

Oshima Park Zoo

Oshima Park Zoo is home to some 50 species of animals living comfortably in a laurel forest of camellias and chinquapins. The highlight is the Monkey Hill created naturally from lava. Measuring some 300 meters in circumference, it is one of the largest animal displays in Japan. In the center is Monkey Island Bridge, where visitors can watch the animals from various angles. The walk-through Flying Cage is also one of Japan’s largest. Making use of camellias and the Oshima Cherry found naturally on the island, it displays 15 species of birds as well as mammals like capybaras, Parma wallabies, and hares. The space called Birds of Japan showcases birds found in the Izu Islands and also Japanese wood pigeons bred at the zoo and designated a Natural Monument, and protected common kestrels and eastern buzzards.

Address

Oshima Park, 2 Senzu Fukuju, Oshima-machi, Tokyo

Hours

8:30–17:00

Access

<By ship> 1 hr 45 min. by high-speed jet ferry, 8 hrs by large passenger ship from Takeshiba Terminal
<By plane> 40 min. from Haneda Airport; 35 min. from Chofu Airport

Inquiries

04992-2-9111

URL

http://www.soumu.metro.tokyo.jp/11osima/park/www/htdocs/parkindex.html ( External link ) (Japanese)

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