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Chiba Zoological Park

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280 Minamotocho, Wakaba-ku, Chiba 264-0037, Chiba Prefecture
+81 43-290-8989
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Charming city zoo

Unless you are zoo completist or live in Chiba or stuck in Narita this is probably not a place to... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Alistair M
Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
RECOMMENDED.....Spacious, natural Zoo in the city

A City run Zoo, with caring staff, designed for families. Has been modernised, with some new... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Brisbane, Australia
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16 Oct 2016
“Charming city zoo”
3 Sep 2016
“RECOMMENDED.....Spacious, natural Zoo in the city”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
280 Minamotocho, Wakaba-ku, Chiba 264-0037, Chiba Prefecture
+81 43-290-8989
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Unless you are zoo completist or live in Chiba or stuck in Narita this is probably not a place to search out. If you are in Tokyo it's not as accessible as Ueno say and it's not as spacious and as interesting as either Tama...More

1  Thank Alistair M
Reviewed 4 September 2016

A City run Zoo, with caring staff, designed for families. Has been modernised, with some new enclosures, including a lion that comes close enough to touch, but for the thick glass wall. Is spotless and only minutes from the Central city. Easy access on a...More

1  Thank Fabulous_Cairns
Reviewed 19 June 2016

I'm sure they care for their animals, but most of the the cages just looked too small. We went round it in 90 mins. It was cheap to visit and the monorail trip from Chiba to the zoo was cool.

Thank Tommykitkat
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Just east of Tokyo, Chiba is where Japan’s gateway Narita International Airport is located. The city of Narita, close by the airport, is sometimes visited by international travelers as a “quick taste” of Japan during a layover. The Tokyo Disney Resort is also in Chiba,...More

1  Thank dillsee
Reviewed 15 March 2015

the zoo is clean and well maintained. The chimpanzee even performs attractive signs if he is in a mood. A day trip to hang out with family or friends.

Thank M P
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

I went to the zoo and although some of the enclosures were okay the primates (monkeys) enclosures are horrific and barbaric..... If you have any love of animals just don't go!!! The park is very big the enclosures should be increased considerably. Some animals were...More

4  Thank Hope L
Reviewed 8 May 2014

It was interesting to walk around and the animals were grouped as if you are entering smaller zoos inside one big zoo. Quite cheap entrance fee. Going there via the urban monorail is also a nice experience to try.

2  Thank Anna B
Reviewed 4 October 2013

To begin with, try and take the mono-rail to the zoo. It's an experience on it's own especially if you get one of the themed trains where even the announcements are in character The zoo itself is a collection of wide green spaces with collections...More

1  Thank AndyK61
Reviewed 6 June 2013

Zoo has all main animal a zoo should has (except cats, no tiger and lion). It is big zoo with lots of tree, very nice considering many other zoo in Tokyo and surrounding area. But the facility is getting old. Many thing doesn't work at...More

2  Thank Dian M
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April M
3 November 2016|
Response from Alistair M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's more than one. On certain days there's also barbecue facilities near the main entrance, though perhaps not at this time of year. The food is typical Japanese zoo food - curry rice, udon, hotdogs and pancakes... More