Tennoji Zoo

Tennoji Zoo, Osaka: Hours, Address, Tennoji Zoo Reviews: 3.5/5

Tennoji Zoo
3.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Tachyang Lee
Singapore, Singapore35 contributions
Sad zoo
Feb 2020
The zoo have many exhibits that are no longer active, elephants, koala etc..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 caged in relatively small enclosure.

I would give it a miss
Written February 9, 2020
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Kookoomonster
Adelaide, Australia352 contributions
Loved seeing the red pandas!
Jan 2020 • Couples
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!
Written January 7, 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Well maintained zoo in Tennoji
Mar 2019
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 Osaka Amazing pass. Nice to take a break from the city sights and take a slow stroll around here.
Written December 31, 2019
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Emily C
1 contribution
Only go if you like animal cruelty
Nov 2019 • Solo
Worst zoo ever. I know zoos aren’t the best place but this was just upsetting, run down cages and far too small for the animals , poor polar bear and penguins having to adapt to Japanese weather (it was 20 degrees Celsius when I visited) and big cats such as leopards and jaguars in cages small monkeys and birds should’ve been in.

Wolves running around in circles clearly depressed and just every animal in poor conditions.

I only saw most of the animals as I was lost trying to get out.

Places needs to be shut down it’s evil.
Written November 8, 2019
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devillakaren
26 contributions
Tennoji Zoo
Nov 2019 • Solo
This is the only zoo that I've seen that is very well maintained. The zoo is very clean. If you have Osaka Amazing Pass you get the entrance fee for free. It's my first time to see a white polar bear and baby penguins and a lot of endangered animals that I have not seen before. The animals are fed on time and they all look harmless. Dont miss it.
Written November 5, 2019
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Alvaro Mayorga
San Salvador, El Salvador58 contributions
Nice Zoo
Jun 2019
Not the biggest one, nor the most exciting but it is a cute little zoo in the middle of the city, it is included in the Osaka Amazing pass so you can enter for free
Written November 5, 2019
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CatSlave369
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
Tennoji Zoo Disappointing
Apr 2019
The zoo was fairly small and most animals were in very small areas and/or small rusted wire cages that were cruel and depressing. What is worse is that there is a huge open grassy parklike space right next to it that could easily be halved to give the animals more room. I wouldn't go there again.
Written October 19, 2019
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sophiegardoni
Hong Kong, China63 contributions
Could be better
Jul 2019 • Family
The zoo itself is quite nice but definitely lacking in animals and could be better in terms of improving the conditions for many of the animals in the zoo, especially the bears and larger cats. Entry is quite cheap which is ok but wouldn’t mind paying more if it meant better enclosures for all the animals inside.
Written October 13, 2019
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Rani A Wahyono
Indonesia408 contributions
NO ELEPHANT
Sep 2019 • Solo
This zoo which established since 1915 is the part of Tennoji Park with a large area ​​around 7000 square meters.

From the main Shinsekai Gate,Tennoji Zoo is divided into two large areas African Savanah and Adia Tropical Rain Forest. For details can be seen in the map given with the entrance ticket. If you are lucky you can also see feeding time at certain hours.

I saw some animals have been missing in empty cages.The zoo doesn't have elephant, she died in January 2018. So sad. And some animals are in too small spaces, in less than ideal conditions. Such as the tiger place in a small glass room.

Entrance ticket is ¥ 500 free with Osaka Amazing Pass.This zoo is closes on Mondays.

The closest stations are Tenoji Station and Dobutsuen-mae Station with JR Osaka Loop Line, JR Hanwa Line, JR Yamatoji Line, Midosuji Subway Line, and Tanimachi Subway Line.
Written October 8, 2019
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steve1118
Shanghai, China85 contributions
Very good outing with kids
Oct 2019 • Family
If you are looking for a half day activity to get outdoors in osaka, this is a very good option. The zoo is walkable within a half day and you can see a broad range of animals. What i like about the zoo is that the size is small enough that you can exit the zoo to either eat at a proper Japanese restaurant or bring back some lunch to eat at one of the picnic tables within the zoo. This is not one of the worlds best zoos, but it is a very good alternative to spending more time in shopping malls or streets in Osaka
Written October 7, 2019
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