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Tennoji Zoo, Osaka

2.9
#2 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Osaka Prefecture
Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
Only the third zoo to open in Japan, Tennoji Zoo shelters 230 species spread across an expanse of 11 hectares (27 acres). Established in 1915, the zoo and the adjacent "Savannah Zones" create an illusion that both carnivorous and herbivorous animals share the same enclosure. The animal park also includes a reptile house, hippo and rhino house, and an exhibit called the "Asian Tropical Rainforest Zone." Make Tennoji Zoo part of your personalized Osaka itinerary using our Osaka trip app.
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  • The zoo have many exhibits that are no longer active, elephants, koala etc..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...  more »
  • 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!  more »
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  • Small zoo, but if you are will little children it is the perfect size (less area to walk!). Some of their main animals have been re-homed for various reasons (ex. Koala was flown out for a breeding program) or passed away (ex. Elephant). Very clean and lots of areas to sit down and eat plus vendors for food and drink. Plentiful washrooms as well.
  • It's a very old zoo with lots of interesting history. Renovations and additions are taking place, but many areas still feel dated. The zoo is not full by any means. Some of the animals appeared agitated. It's tough to see some of them kept in such confined spaces. Only 500 yen.

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