Located close to the center of the city, the Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens is located to the side of Lake Ezu, the citizens’ oasis. Spanning 24.5 hectares, the Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens features about 120 species in 1,000 animals and about 740 types of around 50,000 plants. Upon entering the main entrance of the zoo, visitors are greeted by friendly monkeys. After continuing on, popular animals such as tigers, elephants and giraffes can be seen. Inside, golden snub-nosed monkeys, which are said to have been the basis for the King of Monkey’s ‘Sun Wu Kong’ from the old Chinese romantic novel ‘The Journey to the West’, can be found with their exceptional golden fur. Visitors can also learn about animals in the zoo museum.
Open : minimum 9am-5pm, closed mondays (except the 4th monday each nonth, then its closed tuesday)
Entrace fee: Yes
For kids: Playgrounds and pettingarea
Food: The Zoo has a place where you can get a snack
Taking photos: Is allowed, if publiciesed, please mention the zoo on your homepage
Phone number 096-368-4416
Fax number 096-365-5671
Address: Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Kengun 5-14-2, Kumamoto City, 862-0911, Japan
Where to finde the Park:
I don't have any guides of this zoo. Does any body know if they made any guides? And where I can get those?
In the years 1954, 1979 and 2004 they had theire anniversarrys. Have they made any books on this occassion?