Osaka Zoo

Osaka Zoo

OPEN HOURS9:30 - 17:00(last admission 16:00)
9:30 - 18:00(last admission 17:00) on Sat, Sun & holidays (May & Sep)

The Osaka Zoo, located at the southern gateway to Osaka, is over 100 thousand square meters in area, occupying fully half of Tennoji Park on its west side. It houses some 1,500 animals of 300 different species, including koalas, lesser pandas, elephants, and the only kiwi bird in Japan (kept in the nocturnal animal house which replicates the habitat of night animals). To promote better understanding of animals' natural habitats and their relationship with the natural environment, as well as awareness of the necessity for environmental protection, the zoo opened the reptile house "IFAR" in 1995, followed by the hippopotamus house in 1997. In the hippopotamus house the underwater behavior of these animals can be observed for the first time in Japan. The zoo has also introduced new exhibition techniques, as well as ecological new exhibits reproducing as closely and humanely as possible the natural environments of the animals.

ADDRESS 〒543-0063 1-108 Chausuyama-cho,Tennoji-ku,Osaka City
HOLIDAY Mon. (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday), Year-end and New Year holiday (Dec.29 - Jan. 1)
TRANSPORTATION 5 min. walk from Subway Dobutsuen-Mae Sta.
ADMISSION FEE Adult: JPY500, Junior high school student & under: JPY200
Barrier-free : Wheelchair available, Roll-in restroom, Audio assist
Restaurant : Available
Parking : Parking space for 500 cars
Discount for the disabled : Free(A certificate required)
Discount for the aged : The one older than 65 years old resident in the city is free of charge
INQUIRIES TEL : 06-6771-8401 FAX : 06-6772-4633