Located in a quiet and distinctive suburb of Tokyo, Inokashira Park Zoo exhibits a variety of Japanese species as well as an Asiatic elephant and tropical birds. It contributes to conservation and breeding of Japanese squirrels, mandarin ducks, and swans.
At the center of the zoo, red-crowned cranes and Yaku deer range freely. "Hanako" the Asiatic elephant is the first elephant which came to Japan after WWII. We also exhibit Amur cats, Japanese serows, rhesus monkeys and raccoons.
We exhibit Japanese freshwater fish and insects at the Aquatic Life House. Near the House, you can enjoy beautiful plumage of ducks, geese, swans, and cranes. In an effort to restore wild population of mandarin ducks, we are trying to breed and release them in the park.
The park also comprises a botanical garden, a small pleisure ground, the library owned by Japanese poet Ujo Noguchi, and the Seibo Kitamura (Japanese sculptor) Museum.
Animals
Asiatic elephants, rhesus monkeys, raccoons, fennecs, Japanese serows, Japanese martens, masked palm civets, Amur cats, raccoon dogs, Japanese squirrels, red-crowned cranes, Japanese birds, tropical birds, mandarin ducks, swans, etc.
Visitor Information
Hours and Days Open
Inokashira Park Zoo opens 9:30am. to 5:00pm (tickets sold until 4:00pm) and closes every Monday (closes Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday).
*The zoo closes from December 29 through January 1.
Admission
Adults (16-64) 400 yen
Seniors (65+) 200 yen
Students (13-15) 150 yen
Children (0-12) Free
*Free for junior high school students living in Tokyo or attending schools in Tokyo.
*Groups of 20 or more paying individuals are entitled to a 20% discount providing the group enters together through one entry at one time.
*Free admission for the disabled, and one assistant per disabled person.
*The admission is free on May 17 (Inokashira Park Zoo's Anniversary Day), May 4 (Greenery Day), and October 1 (Tokyo Citizens' Day).
Zoo Map
Click here for a printable PDF map.
Guided Tour
Enjoy a 45-minute tour with the zoo guides. They show the wonder of wildlife and answer your questions. The tour is scheduled twice a day.
Guest Services
Gift shops and snack bars.
Parking
No parking lots in the zoo. There's a toll one near the zoo, but it is advised that you take trains on holidays and weekends.
Location and directions
Inokashira Park Zoo is within 10 minutes' walk from Kichijoji Station of JR Line, Keio Inokashira Line, or Subway Tozai Line (Kichijoji is 15 minutes' train ride from JR Shinjuku station, or about 20 minutes' from Keio Inokashira Shibuya station).
From Kichijoji Station's Minami-Guchi (South Exit), go along the railroad to the right hand, then turn left at the first intersection, and walk about 5 minutes along the road.
Contacts
Address: 1-17-6, Gotenyama, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-0005, Japan
Phone: 0422-46-1100
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