Tennoji Zoo

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.

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Osaka Osakashi Tennouji-ku Chausuyamachou 1-108
9:30-17:00 (Admission until 16:00)
[Saturday Sunday Public holiday] 9:30-18:00 (Admission until 17:00)
[5/Sep.] 9:30-18:00 ( Admission until 17:00)
Monday(The day following if it falls on a public holiday), New Year's holiday
[Admission fee]
[Elementary and junior high school students]200yen
Junior high school students, 65-year-old residents of Osaka City, and those with a physical disability certificate, etc., are free (certificate required)

[Annual Passport]
[Elementary outside the city and junior high school students]800yen
Parking Lot
Not available
※Please use a nearby parking lot
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
Not available
English Menu
Temporary suspension:Closed until June 1, 2020 (Information as of May 22, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Sad zoo
    3.0 Reviewed:2020.02.09
    The zoo have many exhibits that are no longer active, elephants, koala etc..Unfortunately we found out only after entering.Of those active, the animals seemed well taken care of though mostly...
  • Loved seeing the red pandas!
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.01.08
    Love love loved it! The red pandas were super cute! This zoo has a hippo and 2 rhinos! Loved the red pandas. Loved the penguins! Loved the polar bear!
  • Well maintained zoo in Tennoji
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.12.31
    Visited this zoo in March 2019. Just a few minutes walk from Dobutsuen-Mae station. It is quite a small zoo, but well maintained. Good for a short visit and entrance is free for holders of the...

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