Kyoto Municipal Zoo, in Okazaki Park in the Sakyo ward of Kyoto, is the second largest zoo in Japan. The Kyoto Municipal Zoo has 700 species on display.
Japan Aquarium and Zoos
Japan is famous for the quality and size of the aquarium including several aquariums that feature whale sharks. The two most famous aquariums in Japan are the Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.
Iwatayama Monkey Park, in Arashiyama on the western outskirts of Kyoto, is like an open range zoo that just has monkeys. There are around 170 wild Japanese macaque monkeys in Iwatayama Monkey Park, which can be fed food purchased on site.