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Utsunomiya Zoo

Interactive zoo for “nature, animal, and kids”.

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The Utsunomiya Zoo in the northern part of Utsunomiya City emphasizes their special close-up exhibition of animals. The zoo has a theme of “Nature, animal, and kids” and making an effort to education, e.g., teaching kids that different communication rules apply to each animal.

The zoo is a home to 400 animals of 90 species, including ferocious animals such as Amur tigers and lions, herbivores such as giraffes and elephants, monkeys, birds, reptiles, and small animals. Nakayoshi Land gives you an opportunity to touch smaller animals like rabbits and guinea pigs. You can feed giraffes and elephants, too, by purchasing their snacks at the zoo shop.

An amusement park is attached to the park, providing another fun activity for families, with a Ferris wheel and a lion roller coaster. The children's pool in summer and the trout fishing pond in winter are also popular. Enjoy a great time together with the whole family!

Also, stop by the store for many interesting items, like sweet stuffed animals and zoo cookies, and don’t forget to try the café for lunch and a rest.


  • Interacting with animals close up will let you sense their real size, how they smell and feel, and their temperature too, all things you can’t learn from books.
  • you can feed the giraffes and elephants, purchasing their snacks at the zoo shop.
  • An attached amusement park with many rides.
  • Children’s pool in the summer season
  • Delicious grilled rainbow trout is available at the fishing pond in winter.


  • Utsunomiya Zoo

    Utsunomiya Zoo

  • Animals are close!

    Animals are close!

  • A home to 400 animals of 90 species

    A home to 400 animals of 90 species

  • Enjoy feeding them

    Enjoy feeding them

  • An old-style robot welcomes guests

    An old-style robot welcomes guests


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
552-2 Kamikanaimachi, Utsunomiya City, Tochigi
Adult (junior high school and above) 1,600yen, Children (3 years to elementary school) 800yen
Open every day
Business Hours
Standard opening (March - December) 9:00am - 5:00pm
(January - February) 9:30am - 4:30pm
*Open hour changes depending on the season. Please check the official website for details.
Take a Line 8 bus (bound for Sanno-danchi, Nikko, Ishinada, or Funao) at the west exit of JR Utsunomiya Station. 5 minutes’ walk from the Shimoganai-machi bus stop.
Official Website
Official Website (English)