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Yokohama Municipal Kanazawa Zoo

A Zoo with Herbivores on Display, Located in a Luscious Green Park

Zoo

Located in the lush greenery of Kanazawa Nature Park, Kanazawa Zoo is home to some of the world’s rarest herbivorous animals. The animals’ displays are organized according to their habitat, divided into 4 continents: Americas, Eurasia, Oceania, and Africa. There are plenty of popular animals to see, including koalas, giraffes, and elephants, but there are no carnivorous animals like lions, and only herbivorous animals are raised here.
The “Honobono Hiroba” plaza, where guests can interact with ponies, goats, sheep, and more, and the summertime rhinoceros beetle corner are also popular areas to visit.
The park is overflowing with nature, and visitors can enjoy seasonal flowers as they bloom, including cherry blossoms, hydrangeas, cosmos, and plum blossoms.
If you’re feeling hungry, there’s also the “Nonohana Café,” where you can enjoy dishes made with local ingredients, and “Waku Waku Kitchen,” which sells food to go. (Waku Waku Kitchen is open only on weekends and holidays)
There is also a gift shop where you can pick up souvenirs, including general items and sweets.

Highlights

  • See rare herbivorous animals, including the Arabian oryx and Indian rhinoceros.
  • Focused on the preservation of endangered species.
  • Only raises herbivorous species.
  • Come see seasonal flowers.
  • Indulge in delicious breads and sweets made with local ingredients at the café.
  • The “Nonohana Gift Shop” has a cute building style, based on the concept of gardens.
  • Guests can see a beautiful view of Tokyo Bay and more from the park’s observation deck.

Photos

  • A popular koala

    A popular koala

  • Okapi, an endangered species with few places breeding them in Asia

    Okapi, an endangered species with few places breeding them in Asia

  • Long-tusked Indian elephant “Bon” (male)

    Long-tusked Indian elephant “Bon” (male)

  • Colorful flowers mark the seasons

    Colorful flowers mark the seasons

  • Original stuffed animal for Bon, the Indian elephant

    Original stuffed animal for Bon, the Indian elephant

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Details

Name in Japanese
金沢自然公園 横浜市立金沢動物園
Postal Code
236-0042
Address
5-15-1 Kamariyahigashi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa
Telephone
045-783-9100
Admission
500 yen, high school students 300 yen, elementary and junior high school students 200 yen, younger children free
※Admission is free for high school students and younger every Saturday (student ID required).
Closed
Mondays (or following day if a public holiday falls on the Monday), December 29th-January 1st
※No closures in May or October; may remain open certain dates.
※Kanazawa Nature Park is open year-round.
※Opening dates of shops and cafés within the zoo may vary by individual shop.
Business Hours
9:30am-4:30pm (Admission allowed until 4:00pm)
Kanazawa Nature Park 9:00am-5:00pm
Nonohana Hall 9:30am-4:30pm
Access
(1) About 12 minutes by Keikyu Bus bound for “Nomura Jutaku Center” from the west exit of the Keihin Kyuko’s Kanazawa-bunko Station, getting off at the “Natsuyama Sakaue” stop, then about a 6-minute walk. Alternatively, about 10 minutes by express Keikyu Bus bound for “Kanazawa Zoo,” (only on weekends and holidays) getting off at the final stop.
(2) Take the Keikyu Bus bound for “Kanazawa-bunko Station” from JR’s Yokodai Station or Keihin Kyuko’s Keikyu Tomioka Station, getting off at the “Shimin no Mori Iriguchi” stop. Then, take the shuttle bus from the front entrance parking lot.
Parking Lot
Available, paid spots
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)