Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Osaka Tennoji Zoo

A zoo with more than 100 years of history. The “Ecological Exhibits” that recreate the habitats of the animals such as the African Savanna Zones are popular.

The Tennoji Zoo opened in 1915 and was the third zoo ever in Japan. Within an area of about 11 hectares, there are about 1,000 animals of about 180 species, from lions and chimpanzees, to the popular polar bears and the kiwi, the national bird of New Zealand (that you can only see in Tennoji Zoo in Japan) which can only be seen in this zoo, as well as the drill primate with its dark face. This zoo tries to recreate the natural habitats of the animals as much as possible to show the conditions of the animals living there. All are popular spots to visit, starting with the Reptile House that was based on the field surveys of the habitats, to the Hippopotamus House that was Japan’s first-ever underwater observation pool, and the African Savanna Zone and Rhinoceros House that recreate the African savannas.

Basic information

  • Restaurant Available
  • Parking Available
  • Barrier Free
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
[Extended hours]
Open until 6:00 PM on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays for May and September
Final admission to the zoo is 1 hour before closing
Monday (if it is a national holiday, the following day), New Year’s holidays (December 29th to January 1st)
Adults ¥500, elementary and Junior high school students ¥200, annual passport (adults) ¥2,000 (junior high school) ¥800  *Free admission for preschoolers, and the following residents who live or are attending school in Osaka (including students who are attending said schools from outside Osaka): elementary and junior high school students, residents who are 65 years and older, persons with a disability certificate (please present valid identification or certificate)
5 minute walk from Dobutsuen-mae Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line and Midosuji Line5 minute walk from Ebisucho Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line10 minute walk from JR Tennoji Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line and Tanimachi Line
1-108 Chausuyamacho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka
06-6771-8401 FAX:06-6772-4633

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