Inokashira Park Zoo is a great place for families to picnic, kids to run around, musicians to perform and vendors to gather. You can see these animals at the Inokashira Zoo: 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 and swans.
In summer you can rent rowboats and paddleboats for some exercise in the lake or take leisurely strolls along the long walking paths surrounding the lake. There are a handful of cafes and restaurants you can dine at or you can even visit a small children’s zoo, aquarium or a temple. It`s a great place for cherry blossom viewing in the Spring, and for watching the leaves change color in Autumn. It`s also popular for the Ghibli Museum located at the southwest end of the park. Another great Tokyo Zoo to visit is the Tama Zoo which is a bit further outside of central Tokyo but much larger. See our entire list of recommended zoos and aquariums here.
Inokashira Park Zoo, Musashino-shi
Inokashira Park Zoo Details
Address: 1-17-6, Gotenyama, Musashino-shi, Tokyo (google map)
Hours: 9:30 – 17:00 (tickets sold until 16:00), Closed on Monday (closes on Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday). *The zoo closes from December 29th through January 1st.
Adults (ages 16-64) 400 yen
Seniors (65yrs +) 200 yen
Students (ages 13-15) 150 yen
Children (0-12yrs) Free
*Please check the website for changes in hours and fees.
Access: Closest station Keio Kichijoji & JR Kichijoji – From Kichijoji Station, exit and cross the main road (Inokashira Street). Take the first road to the right of Marui Department Store (OIOI) and walk straight. The entrance to the park is at the end of the road. Keio Inokashira Station – 1 minute walk
Exit the station and turn right. The park will be in front of you.
Inokashira Park Zoo
If you enjoy aquariums, we recommend the following ones in the Kanto area!
#1. Tokyo Sea Life Park (Edogawa-ku, Tokyo)
#2. Sunshine Aquarium Ikebukuro
#3. Sumida Aquarium (Sky Tree, Tokyo)
#4. Epson Aqua Park Shinagawa
#5. Enoshima Aquarium (Enoshima, Kanagawa-ken)
Kamogawa Sea World (Chiba) – Tokyo Day or Weekend Trip
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