Japan’s oldest and most popular zoo welcomed Xiangxiang, a newborn panda cub, in June 2017. But it’s not all about the pandas: the zoo has a large variety of exotic animals, with the Gorilla and Tiger Woods providing particularly thrilling face-to-face experiences. The grounds is split into two parts comfortably accessible by monorail. After your visit, take a stroll around the park vicinity to get your hands on some one-of-a-kind panda-shaped goodies or pastries from some of the shops and street vendors.
¥600, junior high students ¥200, free for primary school students or younger. Tickets have to be booked in advance.
Note that the zoo stays closed from December 26 until January 12 2021.