The Tennoji Zoo is divided into four themed areas, or zones: the African Savanna, Asian Tropical Rainforest, Aviary, and Petting Zoo. Several animal exhibits have scheduled feeding times where guests can watch as zookeepers interact with the animals while learning more about their natural behaviors and environments. Plan to spend some time before or after your zoo visit enjoying the surrounding Tennoji Park.
Things to know before you go
- The Tennoji Zoo is a hit with families traveling with children.
- The zoo is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
- Don’t forget to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen and a hat.
How to get there
Tennoji Zoo lies within the larger Tennoji Park, south of the city center and close to the Osaka Municipal Museum of Fine Art. The closest station is Dobutsuen-Mae subway.
When to get there
The zoo is open Tuesday to Sunday throughout the year, with extended hours on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays during the warmer summer months. Most animal feedings take place in the afternoon hours.
What to Do in Tennoji Park
The urban oasis known as Tennoji Park in the heart of downtown Osaka is one of the city’s most popular spots for families. Besides the zoo, the park is also home to the Keitakuen traditional Japanese garden, Chausuyama burial mound, and the Osaka Municipal Museum of Art.