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 map map Map
9:30-17:00 (Admission until 16:00)
[5 Sep. Saturday Sunday Public holiday] 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
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Not available
※Please use a nearby parking lot
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
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English Menu
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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  • Horrible animal abuse
    1.0 Reviewed : 2024.03.20
    I guess its interesting how only Asians give this place a good review because they have idea about animal rights in Asia.Its a miserable place, tiny cages, very dirty. Most animals are pacing in...
  • Miserable place
    1.0 Reviewed : 2024.03.09
    Coming out of review retirement bevause of this place. Before going I had seen some good reviews and 4 stars on Google. Most areas are blocked off due to construction and bird flu. Many animals were...
  • This zoo deserves to be shut down.
    1.0 Reviewed : 2024.02.17
    Do not visit this zoo. Ive been fortunate to travel and visit many zoos around the world and this is one of the saddest and largest abusers of animal welfare Ive seen.Many handmade signs made out...

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