The word for zoo in Japanese is dōbu tsuen (動物園) and a petting zoo is fureai dōbu tsuen (ふれあい動物園). Find more Japanese words related to zoos in the following section.
Interesting facts about zoos in Japan
Most Japanese zoos are strongly focused on conservation and education. Most animal exhibits are specially designed to teach visitors about protecting not only the species, but also their habitats.
Interestingly, the oldest zoo in Japan is the Ueno Zoo. It first opened in 1882 and is still the most popular zoo in the country.