There is a place in Fukuoka called the “Fukuoka City Zoological Garden”. This is a great place on where you can spend a great time with your family and friends. The zoo houses over 700 animals and the garden have more than a thousand plant species. There are also miniature rides that the kids will surely love and enjoy!
1. Observing the Animals
Of course, the main attraction of the zoo is none other than the animals! Feel free to visit your favorite animals like tigers, elephants, monkeys, and giraffes. There are also rare species like the tapir and red pandas. The zoo is not that big so you can take your time visiting all the animals enclosures at your leisure.
2. Unexpected Surprises
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All year round, the zoo hosts many events for their visitors. Some of them include interacting with the animals that are found in the zoo. At times, there are art competitions like animal drawings and similar events. If you’re lucky, you might even experience one of these events when you visit the Fukuoka City Zoological Garden.
3. Playing at the Amusement Park in the Zoo
One of the unique features of the Fukuoka City Zoological Garden is that it has miniature rides that are designed for children. They can either ride the miniature Ferris wheel, miniature train, merry go round and the other rides that are available within the zoological garden. This is one of the reasons why this place is very popular with the children.
4. Riding the Zoo Bus
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Going to the Zoological Garden while riding the zoo bus is one of the most convenient ways to reach it. In order to create a great atmosphere for the children, they decided to place animal stuff toys that hang from the ceiling. Seeing adorable stuffed animals like these are guaranteed to make the children happy!
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Like most attractions in every city, the Fukuoka Zoological Garden have souvenir shops on where you can buy various animal themed items to take back home. If you happen to know someone who loves animals, do not hesitate to get them a souvenir. Try to pick the best that you can find. It’s the thought that really counts!
6. Fukuoka’s Botanical Garden
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Aside from the animals, the botanical garden is a place where you can relax and take it easy. When the seasons change and the flowers bloom, it creates a beautiful myriad of colors that is truly a sight to behold. The greenhouse has over a thousand plant species that blooms all year round.
7. Opportunity to Play with the Animals
One of the highlights in visiting the Fukuoka Zoological Garden is the opportunity to play with the animals. The petting area is one of the popular places in the zoo because of this very reason. There are many animals that you are allowed to touch, even the most unusual ones like giant snakes.
- Address: 5 Chome-1-1 Ozasa, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka Prefecture 810-0033, Japan
- Phone: +81 92-522-3210
- Opening Hour: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Access: Get off at Fukuoka Hakata Station via JR Railway then ride the Shuttle Bus
- The shuttle ride takes 45 minutes and it makes 3 roundtrips per day.
- Admission Fee:
- ¥400 – Adult
- ¥200 – Highschool
- Free – Middle School and Younger
- Website: http://botanical-garden.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/
Have a good trip and travel!