"Autumn Night Open" just for two days at Kyoto City Zoo

The declaration of a state of emergency was lifted in Kyoto, and the zoo restarted its operation on Friday, October 1.

"Autumn Night Open" will be held on October 9 and 10th.

Just for two days, the opening time will be extended until 20 o'clock.

"Elephant Forest," "African Grassland," "Monkey World" and "Owl House" will be on display at night.

At the night time opening, the "Yokai (Japanese Monsters) Night" will be held in collaboration with Saga University of Fine Arts and Saga Art Junior College.

In addition to the "Yokai" which appears in the park, you can enjoy the "Yokai Nazo-toki (Solving) Game" and the "Panel Exhibition" of ghosts.

Why don't we walk around the zoo which is lit up after sunset, feeling the signs of animals and monsters?

The "Yokai Nazo-toki (Solving) Game" is being held until October 31.


October 4 is "World Animal Day", and there are many animal anniversaries in this month.

Kyoto City Zoo also holds events related to the day of each animal.

For example, October 8 is designated as "Tsushima Yama-neko (Wild Cat) Day".

The Tsushima Yama-neko is a national natural treasure that is said to be facing extinction.

"The Yama-neko Hakuran-kai Expo" will be held on October 16 and 17th.

We can learn about Tsushima Yama-neko while having fun, such as the "Yama-neko Key word Rally."

A photo exhibition of Tsushima Yama-neko will be held from October 12 to 17th.

Then, October 16 is "International sloth Day".

In commemoration of this, the "Sloth Photo Exhibition" will be held from October 16 to November 7.

A sloth that sleeps for 15 - 18 hours a day and is said to be nocturnal.

The Kyoto City Zoo also keeps a two-toed sloth named "Pachi-Pachi".

You may be able to see the sloth at the night opening or the photo exhibition.

Furthermore, October 24 is "International Day of Gibbons".

In fact, all the gibbons are said to be facing extinction.

Why don't we know the current situation of the forest where gibbons live and think about what we can do for conservation?

There is also a plan to take pictures of white gibbons raised in the park and upload them on SNS.

You can participate in any event only with the admission fee of Kyoto City Zoo.

I want to not only love animals but also look at the various problems surrounding them.

Please check the official website of Kyoto City Zoo for details of the event including the "Night Open in Autumn".

Take all possible measures against infectious diseases such as wearing a mask and disinfecting your fingers.

Kyoto City Zoo
Okazaki Hosshoji-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City (within Okazaki-koen Park)
2 minutes' walk from Okazaki-koen Dobutsuen mae, City bus stop

Autumn Night Open - Yokai Night at the zoo 2021 -
Date: October 9th, 10th, each 9- 20 o'clock (last entry until 19:30)
*No night and day changes. The park usually opens from 9 to 17 o'clock.

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