Tennoji Zoo

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 1-108 Chausuyamacho, Tennoji Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 543-0063, Japan
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-667718401
  • Ticket Price: 500 JPY
  • Tags: Outdoors, Zoo, Family And Kids

With 1500 animals representing over 300 species, in a space spread out over 100 thousand square meters, the Tennoji Zoo is one of the largest in Japan. It is also one of the oldest, opened in 1915, since which time it has steadily grown. The main thematic areas are the African Savannah (plant and meat eaters sharing the space), Asian tropical jungle (monkeys and exotic birds), the reptile house, and the hippopotamus house. The zoo also has Japan's only kiwi bird. Ask the handlers about the feeding times.

  • Disabled accessible.

  • Free for under 16s, over 65 Osaka residensts, the disabled.

  • Last admission 1 hour before closing.
  • Closed on Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday), December 29 - January 1.

  • Hanwa Line, Haruka, Kuroshio, Midosuji Line, Osaka Loop Line, Tanimachi Line, Yamatoji Line stop Tennoji Station.
  • Trams Hankaidenki-Hankai Line, Sakaisuji Line stop Ebisucho Station.
  • Buses 48, 52, 80 stop Subway Dobutsuenmae (bus).

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  • Tennoji Zoo Address: 1-108 Chausuyamacho, Tennoji Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 543-0063, Japan
  • Tennoji Zoo Contact Number: +81-667718401
  • Tennoji Zoo Timing: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tennoji Zoo Price: 500 JPY
  • Best time to visit Tennoji Zoo(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
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  • 1.33% of people who visit Osaka include Tennoji Zoo in their plan

  • 42.11% of people start their Tennoji Zoo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Tennoji Zoo

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

77.78% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tennoji Zoo

People normally club together Korea Town and Nagai Park while planning their visit to Tennoji Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • A convenient and spacious zoo. Well located and easily accessible. Cheap admission and a great place to take kids the only drawback was that a few exhibits were either scaled back or closed. If not for that I would give a higher rating.

  • Amazing Zoo! You are very near the animals. They have lions, penguins, red pandas, birds, nocturnal animals, monkeys, a rhino, hippos and even more! It is not a big zoo and you can complete it in 2 to 3 hours. For the value it offers, the price is incredible. A must see if you are near Tennoji! Enjoy!

  • Went here twice with family and friends. Place is nice. It might need a bit more work on improving animals’ health since some animals don’t look healthy. The night zoo was alright. It wasn’t as exciting as we expected it to be. Good place though to bring kids and to see the big animals.

  • It seems like a good place to hang out a little. Not for a whole day though. It is not the biggest zoo. The main reason I cannot give a lot of stars is the animals cage conditions. Just looking at the sad polar bear made me feel bad (see picture). I think since it's now 2018, people should be better aware of animal welfare. Zoos will never be good for especially exotic non-domestic animals but at least do your best to give them space and friends. (And at some point, don't build zoos anymore...) Okay but the sitting places and food options etc looked good. Friendly personnel etc. Entry fee was 500 yen.

  • I only went here for less an hour because it was a small urban zoo. I feel rather bad towards the animals because of the small cage and how close they are towards the visitors. BUT it is also a good place to teach children about animals.

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