This park is a combination zoo and botanical garden, letting visitors enjoy both rare wildlife and beautiful plantlife in one location.
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 polar bears, penguins and elephants 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.
There are several rare animals, such as pere david’s deer ( Elaphurus davidianus ) , fallow deer ( Dama dama ) in the park.
The Botanical Zone features a traditional Japanese landscape garden as well as many trees and shrubs that one can enjoy.
- 9:00AM to 5:00PM（Entrance permitted until 4:30PM）
- Mondays (except the 4th Monday of the month), 4th Tuesday of the month. If Mondays (except the 4th Monday) and 4th Tuesdays fall on holidays, the following weekday is closed.
- Closed December 30th – January 1st
・Adults/High School Students 300yen
・Elementary/Junior High School Students 100yen
- Group（over 30 members）
・Adults/High School Students 240yen
・Elementary/Junior High School Students 80yen
- Capacity：860 normal sized cars, 17 buses
・Weekday Free of charge
・The weekend Saturday and Sunday 200yen
Kengun 5-14-2, Kumamoto City, 862-0911
Animal Zone: TEL 096-368-4416 FAX 096-365-5671
Plant Zone: TEL/FAX 096-368-5615
ではでは、See you later, alligator.