Tennoji Zoo, an urban style zoo with a long history and a good access!
This zoo, located in Tennoji park, is the 3rd oldest zoo in Japan.
There are 1000 animals of 200 species in the zoo.
The must-see area of the zoo is the Africa Savanna Zone, which its design has been inspired by the national park of the East African region. With its real-like environment, you can see lions, giraffes, and zebras in a natural form.
In sheep area, you can feed them and can interact with animals through events.
Here in the 2nd largest zoon in Japan, you can see rare animals like koalas and polar bears too.
The natural forms of the animals
Tennoji Zoo is located inside Tennoji Park and has a history of more than 100 years. There are about 1000 animals of 200 species in the zoo.
The zoo exhibits the animals in their natural form by replicating their natural habitat.
The lively animals at the zoo
You can see the animals living freely at the zoo including the koalas living on gum trees.
Also, you can see the animals eating lively during their mealtime, so it may be nice to check the time for their feeding prior to your visit.
Just like the actual savanna
The Africa Savanna Area was made upon the image of the national park in East Africa.
Here, you can see animals like zebras, lions, and hyenas living together in a form similar to their natural lifestyles.
The petting zoo popular among children
At the petting zoo, you can feed and interact with the animals.
This area is often times popular among people who want to interact with the adorable animals.
Animals only at Tennoji Zoo
There are many unique animals which you can only see in Tennoji Zoo.
In addition to the drill mentioned in the picture, there are other animals like kiwis and lesser yellow-headed vultures that can only be seen at Tennoji Zoo.
- Name of the facility
- Tennoji Zoo
- 1-108 Chausuyamacho, Tennoji-ward, Osaka-shi
- Nearest station
- 【Shin-sekai gate】
■Dobutsuen-mae Station (Osaka Metro Midosuji line, Osaka Metro Sakaisuji line)▶5 to 10 minutes walk from exit 1
■Ebisucho Station (Osaka Metro Sakaisuji line)▶5 to 10 minutes walk from exit 3
■Shin-Imamiya Station (JR line, Nankai line)▶10 minutes walk from Tsutenkaku exit (East exit)
■Tennoji station (Osaka Metro Midosuji line, Osaka Metro Tanimachi line)▶5 to 10 minutes walk from exit 5
■Tennoji station (JR line)▶5 to 10 minutes walk from central exit
■Osaka Abenobashi Station (Kintetsu Minami Osaka line)▶10 minutes walk from exit 7
- Business hours
- 9:30-17:00 (Entrance until 16:00)
※The zoo will be open until 18:00 (last entry at 17:00) during the weekends of May and September.
- Regular holiday
- Monday (If Monday is a holiday, the following day will be closed), New Years Holiday (12/29-1/1)
- Admission fee
- Adult 500 yen / Elementary and Middle school student 200 yen
※Infant, and handicapped individuals are free (disablity certificate necsessary)