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.
Review by Hoksen, January 2012
It s very good zoo : clean, big, well arranged., nice place to spend time with kids.
I myself went to the zoo in January 5th 2012. With my wife and my 8 years old michael.
Like many other places in osaka, Kids are free. Entrance admission for the adult is also relatively cheap.
Access to the place is also very easy, close to train station, close to downtown. From the time we got out of the train, we can see the wall of the train station are filled with picture of zoo animal. That gave us the excitement feeling.
Osaka Zoo is south of the city center in Tennoji Park. The closest station is Dobutsuen-Mae subway.