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Fukuoka City Zoological and Botanical Garden

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1-1 Minamikōen, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, 810-0037, Japan

Long-standing zoo & botanical garden with a large array of animal & plant species, plus a gift shop.

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phone+81 92-531-1968
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Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Hillal 2 months ago

Avoid this place at all costs—it's truly abysmal. I have seen much zoos with much better enclosures in developing countries that are considered to be far behind Japan. Barring a handful, almost all of the enclosures fall far short of providing the proper landscape, stimulation, or space for the animals. Most resemble prison cells—small, concrete, and devoid of plants or enrichment. Some were downright filthy. Disturbingly, many animals displayed clear signs of distress and extreme boredom, including an (underweight) monkey, a zebra, the sun bears, and the large felines like lions and tigers. The irony of proudly showcasing the Andean condor's wingspan on a sign, only to confine it in an enclosure barely double that wingspan, is hard to ignore. The zebra's enclosure lacks even artificial grass and looked more like a small parking lot than an enclosure for a large herbivore hailing from the African savannah. The zoo has ample space available. Incorporating a few plants into specific enclosures should be a no-brainer. A slight increase in the cheap entrance ticket price could easily fund many improvements. Some of the animals just don't belong in the zoo, especially not in these horrible enclosures. The current state of affairs is truly unacceptable. There is no way the people behind it have any care in the world for animal welfare, conservation of zoology.

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Grace 3 months ago

-Visited on a Sunday and it was not that crowded -Easy access from Yakuin-odour station by bus or walking 15mins. -Lift access available at the entrance and slopes around the park for those that have strollers and wheelchair -It was easy to get tickets from the machine at the entrance -It was a great experience with a variety of animals and pretty flowers. -The park size is kinda big but there are benches across the park for visitors to rest. -One of the main foodcourt is outside the exit but there are small carts and cafe selling food and drinks around the park. -The main souvenir shop is located right outside the exit. -There’s mini park rides for kids. -The birds section was closed due to bird flu.

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Girl who’s love travel 3 months ago

They just have a bird, flamingo, giraffe and pinguin that’s a real animal rest of it they literally nothing. So many children coming here as group tour from school. They so cute, excited and lovely to foreigners ✨💕 they just have a toilet inside of the zoo the ticket also not that pricey. 600 yen.

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Claire Tyrrell 10 months ago

Well laid out and clean. I hope the animals are happy here. Lion and tiger cages were very sparse, and hippo looked bored. Anyway, as far as family time out looks great. Children were very excited. Nice play ground at the top with a children's size big wheel etc. Very colourful and cheery. In the botanical gardens, the roses looked beautiful and the greenhouse lovely. For the admission price I'd say good value for money. Just a few minutes walk away nice view of city from the car park

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pinkey sompalli 10 months ago

It’s a huge zoo. Please take time and visit the zoo. There are so many animals but we couldn’t see some animals as we entered the zoo after 15:00. If u want to see all the animals go before 14:00 as many animals will be gone back to there cage. Mainly tiger 🐯 lion 🦁 rhino 🦏 panther 🐆 the main animals were back to the cage instead of the display cage. My little one enjoyed a lot. All zoo takes around 3 hours as it’s on a hill with many ups and down.