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Nagano City Joyama Zoo

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2-1-19 Uematsu, Nagano 380-0802, Nagano Prefecture
+81 26-233-0586
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Good for small kids - nicely kept, but aging

this is a tiny zoo next to the Joyama Park which is worth a trip if you have young kids - perhaps 8... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2016
AsiaMorgan
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Singapore, Singapore
Surprise Free Zoo

This is a nice little zoo that is very close to the Zenko-ji temple. It's a bit sad to see large... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2016
Chris D
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  • Terrible7%
May 7, 2016
“Good for small kids - nicely kept, but aging”
Apr 2, 2016
“Surprise Free Zoo”
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2-1-19 Uematsu, Nagano 380-0802, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 26-233-0586
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

this is a tiny zoo next to the Joyama Park which is worth a trip if you have young kids - perhaps 8 and under. it's tiny - you can do this in under one hour. the reviews here are rather spot on. the animals...More

1  Thank AsiaMorgan
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little zoo that is very close to the Zenko-ji temple. It's a bit sad to see large sea lions and monkeys in small enclosures but all the animals looked healthy and well cared for. The main attraction for us was the...More

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Is adequate enough to keep small kids happy for an hour or two. Free entry with a few paid rides inside. Makes a nice break from site seeing and only few mins from zenkoji temple

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Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

This is a great spot to visit if you're around Zenkoji temple. Admission is free. It's not a big zoo, there are Japanese monkeys, various pheasants, penguins, flamingos, swans, squirrels and a few others. Most visitors are moms with their little kids and school children....More

1  Thank Tom Y
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Reviewed 11 November 2014

This zoo is little and has a few monkeys, birds and the walrus pair. It is next to the Science Museum all the younger kids like to visit. Very close to Zenkoji and behind Shin-Joyama Park.

Thank W F
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

This is the only zoo I've seen in Japan that is free, and it's also the only place I've seen where the animals looked happy! (except the turtle, but turtles never look happy). For people from North America, there's a huge collection of squirrels, including...More

5  Thank Jeneko
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

I like that it was free and there were a lot of interesting animals. The zoo is a little small, but it was worth it because I had already walked to Zenkoji and Joyama Park. It is a great place if you're on a budget...More

3  Thank Amber H
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