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Why Nogeyama Zoo is special ?
Nogeyama zoo established 1951 in Nogeyama park which located at the hill near the Minato-Mirai 21 area. The area of the zoo is 3.3 ha and park is 9.6 ha. Because there are some public facility as Yokohama city central library near the zoo, people can enjoy walking around and in the zoo.
There are about 90 species and 1500 individual of animals, which including Giraffe, Camel, Zebra, Lion, Bear, Tiger, Chimpanzee, Ostrich, Swan and so on. And many kind of reptiles are kept in the reptile house. Most popular area in the zoo is “Nakayoshi Hiroba", where you can touch several kinds of small animals like mouse, guinea pig.
The concept of Nogeyama zoo is “every one can visit easily, can take a rest, can be healed. Small kids can meet a creature for the first time and touch them and feel their life." Nogeyama zoo is the entrance to understand what animal is.
What to explore at Nogeyama Zoo?
Located in the elevated area overlooking the Minatomirai 21 district, the Nogeyama Zoo has been open since 1951, housing about 100 different genres, and about 1300 different kinds of animals including lions and lesser pandas.
If you are interested in reptiles and birds, the Nogeyama Zoo will fulfill your desire, offering a valuable experience for viewing turtles and alligators designated as endangered species, and critically endangered birds such as the Waldrapp (photo), and the endangered bird, Kagu. Free admission.
How to get to Nogeyama Zoo?
0. at Yokohama Station.
1. use Keikyu Line to Hinodecho Station.
2. walk west (10 min.)
- Free entrance and petting zone available
- Great for families with young children
- A free zoo
- A visit is worth any time
- A hidden gem of a zoo
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Tips for you
Lesser known but the original zoo in Yokohama. This zoo is located quite close to Minato Mirai and oasis for those who need bit of escape from the crowds. It is free to get in and kids can enjoy observing some animals including the oldest camel in the world.
I often go to the zoo with my daughter.Admission is free for everyone.