The only zoo in Japan to feature both giant pandas and koalas, Oji Zoo in Kobe is visited not only by the locals, but many tourists from neighboring cities as well. Within the park you can observe about 130 kinds of animals and also participate or watch fun events such as elephant training and animal-themed illustrated storytelling shows held regularly. The zoo is also famous as a cherry blossom viewing spot, and visitors of all generations flock to it in the spring for hanami (cherry blossom-viewing parties).
March - October: 9:00 - 17:00 (last entry 16:30) / November - February: 9:00 - 16:30 (last entry 16:00)
Wednesdays (open if a national holiday)
3-1 Oji-cho Nada-ku Kobe