Tennoji Zoo

Currently Closed
  • 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

Tennoji Zoo - Review

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.

Tennoji Zoo Information

  • Disabled accessible.

Tennoji Zoo Ticket Prices

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

Tennoji Zoo Opening and Closing Hours

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

How To reach Tennoji Zoo by Public Transport

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Tennoji Zoo

  • 3.71% of people who visit Osaka include Tennoji Zoo in their plan

  • 47.79% of people start their Tennoji Zoo visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tennoji Zoo

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

80.58% 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.

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Tennoji Zoo, Osaka Reviews

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  • I cannot lie and say I hated it. It was enjoyable and my little brother found it quite enjoyable as well. Unfortunately this is not a good zoo compared to some of the one's I've seen. Think Busch Gardens Florida, Disney world animal kingdom, and the Atlanta Zoo. Huge spaces for the animals to roam around and run. That is not this zoo. The most tragic was the jaguar exhibit that was literally the size of some small lizard exhibits I've seen. The animal paced around in a circle that you could tell had been repeated thousands of times throughout its life. This is inhumane even for animals born in captivity. Most of the exhibits shared these same conditions and it was very disheartening to see. My advice to the zoo: Charge more for admission. Of course everyone is happy to be paying 500 yen to get in, but the animals are paying the price with terrible conditions. They could easily double the price of admission (1000 adult/400 child) and I would still pay it and I know most people would as well. Atlanta zoo, for example, charges over 2000 yen for adults and I don't think there's readmission. This zoo allows coming and going and we spent around 5 hours there. Just take my money and improve the lives of the animals.

  • Decent size zoo with a moderately sized selection of aninals of various species. Relatively compact size and situated close to public transportation for easy access. All areas are made to be wheelchair and stroller friendly. Also some serving option in the zoo, but be sure to bring 1000yen notes.

  • Nice place to visit with your family. I did not see most of those animals before, it was great. They are stands for food, ice cream, drinks somewhere in the middle. Many animals seems to come out around 4 pm like the big cats.

  • Good selection of animals to see and since it's so tiny very easy to walk around and see everything but that is where it stops. Animals don't seem happy at all, they are in tiny enclosures that are not very well kept. It was very common to see fecal matter all over the enclosures and overfeeding leading to decomposing spoiled food sitting out in the heat. Furthermore many of the animals had shaved parts of fur alluding to having parasites or disease. Finally during our visit not all the animals were there, for example there was an apology note on the elephant enclosure since it had died earlier in the year. If you must see animals or have the Osaka amazing pass go do it! But if you have a better zoo in your home area maybe avoid it since this zoo is kind of sad to see.

  • Only 600 yens. Close at 5 or 6pm depending of the month. I really liked certain part of it. But some animals have really little space

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