Kujukushima Zoo & Botanical Garden Mori Kirara Tickets


Spend a relaxing day getting up close with adorable and majestic animals at Kujukushima Zoo & Botanical Garden Mori Kirara! Animal encounters aside, the facility also has a vast garden that houses gorgeous blossoms and subtropical plants.


  • See a diverse range of flora and fauna: 228 animals and some 21,000 flowers
  • Admire animals such as giraffes, lesser pandas, ring-tailed lemurs, and more
  • Gaze up at the overhead penguin tank, where penguins seem to fly past you
  • Stroll around the botanical garden, where you'll find seasonal and evergreen blooms and plants

Key Information

Important Information

• Discounted tickets for senior citizens (aged 70 or older), people with disabilities, and Sasebo residents are available on-site; please provide a valid ID for verification • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some activities such as animal petting sessions and horseback riding are currently suspended - Smoking is strictly prohibited at Mori Kirara - Except for service dogs, pets are not allowed at Mori Kirara - Toys such as frisbees, children's bicycles, and balls are not allowed at Mori Kirara Kujukushima Zoo & Botanical Garden Mori Kirara has the following facilities and amenities: - Wheelchair and stroller rentals (free; available on a first-come first-served basis) - Lockers - Restrooms, including multi-purpose ones - Nursing room - Restaurant - Shop Getting there: • From bus stop no. 5 outside JR Sasebo Station, take a bus bound for Shimo-funakoshi or Tenkaihou via Doushokubutsuen-mae. Get off at the Doushokubutsuen-mae bus stop (approx. 25 minutes) • Please note that buses on the Akasaki route will not stop at Mori Kirara


Nagasaki Prefecture’s port town of Sasebo is not only a melting pot of cultures, but also home to natural wonders such as Kujukushima, a cluster of mostly uninhabited islands off Sasebo's coast. Its name means "99 islands," but there are actually 208 in all! One of Kujukushima's most popular attractions is Kujukushima Zoo & Botanical Garden Mori Kirara, a part of Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort. If you're an animal lover, you'll have a relaxing but fun-filled day checking out its 228 animals of 66 species! From lions to bears, to lesser pandas and fennec foxes, to tortoises and snakes, there are plenty of furry, feathered, and scaly friends waiting for you here. This zoo is best known for its penguin tank, which is Japan's biggest overhead aquarium. Gaze up at swimming penguins that look like they're flying above you! What's more, you can also take part in interactive activities like feedings and petting sessions, as well as detailed talks about certain animals. Kujukushima is also home to an expansive botanical garden that overlooks the Kujukushima coastline. Divided into several zones, this garden boasts around 21,000 flowers of 1,200 varieties: roses, subtropical plants, ornamental blossoms, wisterias, and more. No matter when you visit, you're guaranteed to see beautiful flowers and plants. Book now for a day of stunning flora and fauna at Kujukushima!

How it works

1) Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an e-ticket with a QR code 2) Your e-ticket is non-cancellable; however, it is valid for 2 months from the date indicated on it 3) On your preferred date, present your e-ticket with QR code (printed or displayed on your smartphone) at Mori Kirara's entrance for admission

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