Zoo Spots in Osaka Area

  • Tennoji Zoo
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    3.5
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    Osaka Osakashi Tennouji-ku Chausuyamachou 1-108
    A municipal zoo located in Tennoji Ward, Osaka City first opened in 1915. The zoo cares for some 200 species and around 1,000 individual animals and is famous the efforts it takes to recreate their natural environments. Popular zoo areas include the African Savanna Zone, home to giraffes, lions, and hippos; Reptile House; Asian Tropical Rain Forest, site of the popular elephant exhibit; and the Friendship Square, a favorite for children where they can pet sheep and goats. Visitors can also watch animals such as the elephants, lions, and penguins being fed.

    The zoo have many exhibits that are no longer active, elephants, koala etc.. Unfortunately we found out only after entering. Of those active, the animals seemed well taken care of though mostly...

  • Satsukiyama Zoo
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    Osaka Ikedashi Ayaha 2-5-33
    This zoo is located within Satsukiyama Park and is about a 15-minute walk from Hankyu Ikeda Station. Since opening in 1957 it has played host to numerous guests. The zoo facilities include a Friendship Zoo, Gallery & Apple Island, Tasmanian Place and others. The Friendship Park, where you can pet and meet various animals, is particularly popular amongst children. Rare Australian animals including wombats and wallabies are also here at the zoo including the first wombats born in Japan who are growing up nice and healthy.
  • Tempozan Anipa
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Minato-ku Kaigan-dori 1-1-10 Tempozan Marketplace 3F
    This indoor mini animal park is located in the Tempozan Marketplace commercial complex adjoining the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in 1-Chome Kaigandori, Minato Ward, Osaka City. The establishment consists of three rooms where visitors can come in contact with animals allowed to roam freely - a petting zoo zone with rabbits and other animals, a pet zone with dogs and cats, and a jungle zone with an alpaca and kangaroos. Bring a ticket stub from the nearby aquarium or Ferris wheel and you can get discounted admission.
  • Animo Yanai Zoo
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Nishi-ku Minamihorie 1-15-9 Minamihorie Colet 1F

    By no means cheap, this hedgehog cafe allows you to sit in with 2 hogs and if opted for the more expensive rates, you get a bottled drink and some worms to get the hogs. The animals look well cared...

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While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country's third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people's openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname "the nation's kitchen."

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