More than 1,500 creatures large and small live in Osaka’s Tennoji Zoo, where ecological protection and the humane treatment of animals are highlighted.
The zoo’s collection of animals spans the world, from elephants and pandas to Australian koalas, big cats and primates.
The zoo’s special enclosures include a reptile house, nocturnal house and hippopotamus house.
While you’re here, take a stroll through the adjacent botanical gardens.
Osaka Zoo is south of the city center in Tennoji Park. The closest station is Dobutsuen-Mae subway.