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Meet a Giant Panda at Kobe Oji Zoo!

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Meet a Giant Panda at Kobe Oji Zoo!

Kobe is a major tourist stop in Kansai, known for its Kobe beef and "10-million-dollar night view." But did you know it's also a city where you can meet a panda? At Oji Zoo, visitors will be delighted to find pandas and many other animals from around the world. It's definitely worth a visit!

The Panda Star of Oji Zoo

The Panda Star of Oji Zoo

The giant panda currently residing at Oji Zoo is a female called Tantan. When she comes outside, you can meet her face-to-face!

The red pandas are also a popular attraction at the zoo!

Glass tanks give visitors a chance to see polar bears, penguins and other animals at play in the water.

The spacious zoo also offers a meeting with a big elephant!

A small adjoining amusement park is also available, perfect for taking small children to play.

Kobe Oji Zoo (神戸市立王子動物園・Kobe Shiritsu Oji Dobutsuen) is located just west of Oji-koen Station, or you can walk about 25 minutes east from Shin-Kobe Station. See below for details!