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Best Educational Activities in Yokohama

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Nogeyama Zoo

Nogeyama Zoo is a public park that includes a zoo, a Japanese garden, and broad tree-lined promenades. The Nogeyama Zoo has more than 1,500 animals, mammals, birds and reptiles representing at least 250 species. The bear cage and elephant compound are two of the more popular attractions. There is a traditional Japanese garden that is reminiscent of court gardens in Kyoto. The Japanese garden has a carp pond, complete with brightly colored koi. In spring the garden is bright with pink sakura (Japanese cherry blossoms) and yellow azaleas. Tree-lined lanes circle the park. Admission is free, making the Nogeyama Zoo one of Yokohama's most popular sightseeing spots.

Yokohama, Japan
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Yokohama Zoo 'Zoorasia'

Zoorasia is not only one of Japan's largest zoos, but it is also the most child-friendly zoo in the country. It covers an area of about 53 hectares and holds more than 1,500 animals of over 150 species; everything from elephants to alligators, and tropical birds to piranhas. The beauty of this zoo is that the animals are housed in environments that are as close as possible to that which they inhabit in the wild. Even the vegetation and terrain are as natural as possible.

Yokohama, Japan
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Enoshima Aquarium

Catch a glimpse of some of the most beautiful marine life in their natural habitat at the famous Enoshima Aquarium. Home to a variety of sea creatures including dolphin, jelly fish, sharks and rays, a trip to this aquarium is educational as well as entertaining. The aquarium is famous for the "Sagami Bay Water Tank" which contains a school of about 8000 sardines. You can enjoy not only exhibitions but also various kinds of dolphin and seal shows. And if you feel like to go to the beach, then it's just in front of you.

Fujisawa, Japan
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