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Hirakawa Zoological Park

#21 of 146 things to do in Kagoshima Features Animals
5669-1 Hirakawacho, Kagoshima 981-0133, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-261-2326
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South of Kagoshima City - 30 mins by train, 10mins by bus.

Great value when we visited. Zoo only entrance fee is 500en for adults, 100en for kids!!! Felt... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
PaulC20133
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Fukuoka City, Japan
A spacious zoo in Kagoshima

The Hirakawa zoo is fairly easy to get to via train and/or bus. Ask for a map from the... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
ukairo_dash
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Osaka, Japan
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4 days ago
“South of Kagoshima City - 30 mins by train, 10mins by bus.”
12 Jul 2016
“A spacious zoo in Kagoshima”
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5669-1 Hirakawacho, Kagoshima 981-0133, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great value when we visited. Zoo only entrance fee is 500en for adults, 100en for kids!!! Felt guilty paying so little. Plenty to keep you going for 2-4 hours, I'd say. Full entrance fee incl. aquarium is a more sensible 1600en for adults. Kids, less........More

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

The Hirakawa zoo is fairly easy to get to via train and/or bus. Ask for a map from the information counter at the central train station (Kagoshima Chuo) if going by train. Going by bus is a bit easier thou. I took the take the...More

Thank ukairo_dash
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

I actually liked the zoo. I read some of reviews about the upkeep of the animals and this is how I felt when I first visited the zoo two years ago. The camels (which are no longer there) looked very sick. The whole zoo seemed...More

3  Thank Aqua M
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Things I observed at this zoo: -a nearly bald ostrich plucking out its own feathers. -monkeys fighting, screaming, crying, bleeding. -a white tiger crying, loudly for nearly 30 minutes straight. -baboons fighting, screaming, growling. This zoo confines animals to terribly small, filthy enclosures. The animals...More

4  Thank charistarbett
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This zoo does not properly care for its animals. The cages are too small. They plan to swap some of their large cats for two elephant from the Cambodian government. Zoos should care about animal welfare. Cambodia does not have the resources to look after...More

7  Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 20 December 2012

It's not a big zoo but a nice one nonetheless. Easy to get to by public transport - 30 mins walk from the train station but you can take a bus there as well. There's a huge tiger here and really enjoyed our time. A...More

2  Thank JaJa_LuRVeS
Reviewed 13 August 2012

I like zoos. I have been to zoos all over the world including Seattle, New York and London. While I did not expect Hirakawa Zoo to be as big or fancy as those zoos, I did at least expect that it would be a humane...More

13  Thank roseonthewater
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