Yokohama: Zoo
Zoorasia: Yokohama
Yokohama / Zoo
Open 9:30am-4:30pm (enter by 4pm). Closed Tuesdays.
Admission: general Y600; high school Y300; elementary and junior high school Y200
Average visit time: 1-2 hours

Established in 1999, this modern, animal-friendly zoo shows off its residents in spacious habitats that mimic their natural environments. It's divided into seven separate ecological zones - Asian tropical forest, subarctic forest, Oceanian grassland, Central Asian highland, Japanese countryside, Amazon jungle, and African tropical rainforest. There are also nature trails in the Nature Experience Forest, and recreation areas for picnicking.

Yokohama Asahi-ku, Kami-Shinanecho 1175-1.
take Zoorasia-bound bus from Tsurugamine (Sotetsu line) or Nakayama (JR Yokohama and city subway); get off at last stop (about 15 min.)
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