Osaka Tennoji Zoo 0

The third zoo to be built in Japan, with a history of more than 90 years. The natural living environments are reproduced in the African Savanna Zone , among others.

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  • Open

    9:30 - 17:00
    [Zoo Opening Hours Extended]
    9:30 - 18:00
    *Weekends and holidays in May and September only
  • Closed

    Mondays (closed the following weekday when holidays fall on Monday), New Year holidays (12/29 - 1/1)

*The business days/hours are subject to change in order to prevent the spread of infection by COVID-19, the new coronavirus. Please refer to the official website for details.

*Reservation is required for entry on weekends (Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays) Please make your reservation on the official website. 

The Tennoji Zoo opened in January 1915 as the third zoo in Japan. The zoo's approximately 11 hectares house 1,000 animals of 200 different types, including everything from lions, and chimpanzees, to the always-popular koalas, New Zealand kiwis (which can only be viewed at the Tennoji zoo), and distinctive, black-headed drills. In addition to attempting to reproduce the animals' natural habitats as closely as possible, the Tennoji Zoo also serves as a kind of ecological exhibition, introducing the public to the way these animals live. The reptile house, Ifar, for example, was meticulously designed to resemble real animal habitats. The hippo enclosure is Japan's first transparent pool enclosure. The rhino enclosure mimics the African savanna.

  • Location

    〒 543-0063 1-108 Chausuyamacho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka
  • Directions

    5-minute walk from Dobutsuen-mae Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji and Midosuji Lines
    5-minute walk from Ebisucho Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line
    10-minute walk from Tennoji Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji and Tanimachi Lines and JR Line
  • Price

    Adults 500 yen, elementary/junior high school students 200 yen, year-round passport (adults) 2,000 yen (elementary/middle school students) 800 yen
    *Free for children younger than first-grade ages; elementary and middle school students that live within Osaka city or attend school there, and elementary and middle school students that attend Osaka city-funded schools (including those outside Osaka city limits) (student ID required); residents of Osaka city age 65 or over (ID required); individuals with disability passbooks (ID required)
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