Book Tennoji Zoo Holidays

Holiday Travel Guide
Tennoji Zoo showing land animals and zoo animals

Explore dynamic animal habitats and natural environments in this enormous wildlife exhibit in downtown Osaka.

Immerse yourself in the natural habitats of some of the world’s most intriguing animals at Osaka’s Tennoji Zoo. Housing species from the Asian Tropics to the African savannah, this park gives you the opportunity to see up and close a diverse collection of exhibits, making for a great day out.

When it was opened in 1915, the Tennoji Zoo was only the third zoo in Japan. Today this historic establishment houses around 230 different species on an 11-hectare (27-acre) area in downtown Osaka.

Enter the park from the Hanshin Expressway or from Tennoji Park and see the distinct Snow White Clock Tower. Food and drink options are available here if you get hungry during your stay.

Head to the north side towards the African Savannah section of the zoo. Watch snakes slither under logs at the reptile house or observe the underwater behavior of the hippopotamus in their state-of-the-art enclosure. Gentle herbivores like the zebra and rhinoceros graze in their natural Savannah environment next to thrilling carnivore enclosures housing tigers, lions and hyenas. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the bird of prey exhibit.

Follow the well-marked pathways south and head towards the Asian Tropical Rainforest zone. Here, you’ll find playful monkeys from the Asian continent, koalas and Japan’s only kiwi bird from the Australasian islands. Pay a visit to the elephant enclosure to see the majestic beasts in a realistic environment. Purchase a map from the entrance to make sure you don’t miss any of the intriguing habitats.

For a heartwarming treat, enquire at the information desk about feeding times and watch the animals getting their meals.

If you have some time after a walk around the grounds, be sure to take a relaxing stroll through the traditional Japanese gardens of the adjacent Tennoji Park.

The zoo charges a very cheap entry fee and is open from 9:30am to 5pm every day except Monday, when it is closed. Exhibit maps can be downloaded online.

Top things to do in Tennoji Zoo

Top Trending Hotels Near Tennoji Zoo

Shin-Imamiya Hotel
Shin-Imamiya Hotel
2 out of 5
1-2-20, Haginochaya, Nishinari, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is £16 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Located in Minami, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tennoji Zoo, Tsutenkaku Tower and Nipponbashi. Abeno Harukas and Namba Parks are also within 2 miles ...
3.5/5 Good! (993 reviews)
"The location is quite convenient and the room rate is pretty reasonable!"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

Shin-Imamiya Hotel
Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Nikko Osaka
4 out of 5
1-3-3 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is £51 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dotonbori Glico Sign and Hozenji-Yokocho Alley. Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater and Tempozan Harbor Village ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,141 reviews)
"convenient location"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2022

Hotel Nikko Osaka
Toyoko Inn Osaka Tsutenkaku Mae
Toyoko Inn Osaka Tsutenkaku Mae
3 out of 5
2-3-4, Ebisu-higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is £35 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Located in Shinsaibashi, this hotel is steps away from Tennoji Zoo and Tsutenkaku Tower. Nipponbashi and Abeno Harukas are also within 2 miles (3 km). Dobutsuen-mae ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (110 reviews)
Nice place
"Convenient location both to Tsutenkaku neighborhood and surrounding attractions; particularly convenient to KIX airport and a choice of train or subway lines to downtown, Kyoto, elsewhere. Small room but impressive in its design including desk, dining table with two chairs, toilet with all the features. ..."

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2020

Toyoko Inn Osaka Tsutenkaku Mae
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Plan a trip to see Tennoji Zoo

Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda
Urbain Kyoto Kiyomizu Gojo
Henn na Hotel Kyoto Hachijoguchi
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available trips from London to Tennoji Zoo
View all trips

Popular places to visit in Tennoji Zoo

Book Tennoji Zoo Holidays

Choose two or more items and save on your trip:
Choose two or more items and save on your trip:

Top Hotel Deals

Shin-Imamiya Hotel
Shin-Imamiya Hotel
2 out of 5
1-2-20, Haginochaya, Nishinari, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is £16 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Shin-Imamiya Hotel
Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Nikko Osaka
4 out of 5
1-3-3 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is £51 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Hotel Nikko Osaka
Toyoko Inn Osaka Tsutenkaku Mae
Toyoko Inn Osaka Tsutenkaku Mae
3 out of 5
2-3-4, Ebisu-higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is £35 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Toyoko Inn Osaka Tsutenkaku Mae
Namba Oriental Hotel
Namba Oriental Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2-8-17, Sennichi-Mae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is £38 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Namba Oriental Hotel
Spa World
Spa World
3.5 out of 5
3-4-24 Ebisu-higashi, Naniwaku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is £81 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
Spa World
Home Hostel Osaka
Home Hostel Osaka
1 out of 5
2-1-22 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa, Osaka, Osaka
Home Hostel Osaka
Hotel Pivot
Hotel Pivot
2.5 out of 5
1-1-12 Taishi, Nishinari-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is £46 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
Hotel Pivot
APA Hotel Tennoji Ekimae
APA Hotel Tennoji Ekimae
3 out of 5
1-4-11 Abeno-suji, Abeno-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is £36 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
APA Hotel Tennoji Ekimae
Hotel Taiyo
Hotel Taiyo
2.5 out of 5
1-2-23, Taishi, Nishinari-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is £17 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Hotel Taiyo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.