Harmony with Nature at Yokohama's Acclaimed Zoo
Zoorasia is one of Japan's newest, largest and best maintained zoos. Zoorasia was established in 1999, and has since been operating under the themes of "Symbiosis of Life" and "Harmony with Nature". The animals, which number some 400 animals and 68 different species, are generally kept in spacious areas that mimic their natural habitat to a degree that is not usually seen in Japanese zoos.
The animal exhibitions at Zoorasia are spread out among seven ecological areas: Asian Tropical Forest, Subarctic Forest, Oceanian Grassland, Central Asian Highland, Japanese Countryside, Amazon Jungle and African Tropical Rainforest. Among the zoo's highlights are the elephants, polar bears, black bears, okapi and proboscis monkeys. There are also a few restaurants and cafes, as well as nature trails and recreation areas for kids.
In addition to Zoorasia's animal exhibits, visitors can also enjoy hiking on nature trails and dining at several full-service cafes and restaurants. While parents take a break to enjoy refreshments, kids can have fun at a variety of amusement attractions and recreation areas provided for their pleasure.
Recommended you go in spring to avoid the summer heat, but anytime's a great time to visit.
Foreign Language Support in English, Chinese, and Korean (pamphlet only)
175-1, kamishirane-cho, Asahi-ku, Yokohama
Closest Railway Station:
JR Yokohama Line and Municipal Subway Green Line: Nakayama Station
Sotetsu Line: Tsurugamine Station
Hours of Operation:
09:30-16:30 | Closed on Tuesdays (unless a national holiday), year end & New Year holidays
Adult (18+): 600 yen
High school student: 300 yen
Elementary and Junior high school students: 200 yen
Children under elementary school: Free
Former Deep Japan Writer