Tama Zoological Park, one hour from central Tokyo by train, is a unique zoological park, where animals are displayed under naturalistic and spectacular habitats set up in its vast land of 52 ha (129 acres). The zoo has three ecological areas, i.e., the Asiatic Garden, African Garden and Australian Garden, and the Insectarium.
In the eastern part of the Asiatic Garden, we display Japanese animals such as sika deer, Yezo brown bear, Japanese macaques and Japanese serows. Asiatic elephants, Indian rhinoceroses, Malayan tapirs, tigers and lesser pandas are exhibited in the western part of the Asiatic Garden.
The African Garden has the Lion Garden, through which you can take a bus ride and get an up-close view of these carnivorous animals. You can enjoy the savannah-style enclosure of giraffes, zebras, antelopes and ostriches. We have succeeded in breeding African elephants.
In commemoration of the twinning of Tokyo and the State of New South Wales, Australia, the Australian Garden was constructed in 1984 and koalas have been displayed since then at Tama Zoo. In 1988, the large Insectarium is completed, where various and rare insects are bred and exhibited.
The African Garden: reticulated giraffes, Grevy's zebras, scimitar oryx, ostriches, white pelicans, lions, servals, cheetahs, African elephants, chimpanzees, etc.
The Asiatic Garden: Amur tigers, snow leopards, lesser pandas, Korean wolves, Indian rhinoceroses, water buffaloes, Asiatic elephants, Pere David's deer, reindeer, mouflons, Przewalski's wild horses, golden takins, Malayan sun bears, Mayan tapirs, orang utans, scarlet ibises, hermit ibises, straw-necked ibises, Caribbean flamingoes, eagle owls, golden eagles, white-tailed sea eagles, Steller's sea eagles, etc.
The Insectarium: blue grassy tigers, common grass yellows, hummingbirds, fireflies, flower mantises, stag beetles, dragonflies, tiger beetles, etc.
Japanese animals: brown bears, Japanese macaques, Japanese wild pigs, raccoon dogs, sika deer, red-crowned cranes, Oriental white storks, etc.
The Australian Garden: koalas, common brushtail possums, red kangaroos, common wombats, emus, laughing kookaburras, etc.
Visitor Information
Hours and Days Open
Tama Zoo opens 9:30am. to 5:00pm (tickets sold until 4:00pm) and closes every Wednesday (closes Thursday if Wednesday is a public holiday).
*The zoo closes from December 29 through January 1.
Adults (16-64) 600 yen
Seniors (65+) 300 yen
Students (13-15) 200 yen
Children (0-12) Free
*Free for junior high school students living in Tokyo or attending schools in Tokyo.
*Groups of 20 or more paying individuals are entitled to a 20% discount providing the group enters together through one entry at one time.
*Free admission for the disabled, and one assistant per disabled person.
*The admission is free on May 5 (Tama Zoo's Anniversary Day), May 4 (Greenery Day), and October 1 (Tokyo Citizens' Day).
Zoo Map
Click here for a printable PDF map.
Guided Tour
Enjoy a 45-minute tour with the zoo guides. They show the wonder of wildlife and answer your questions. The tour is scheduled twice a day.
Guest Services
Gift shops, snack bars and restaurants. Free "Silver Shuttle" buses circulate through the rugged "Asiatic Area" from 10:00am to 3:50pm (visitors over 65, the disabled and their assistants have priority for riding).
Lion Bus
Take a bus ride in the Lion Garden, where the lions are roaming freely. Get face-to-face with the kings of beasts!
Adults 350 yen
Children (3-15) and Senior (65+) 100 yen
*From 10:00am to 4:00pm.
We don't have parking lots. There is a toll one in front of the zoo, but it is advised that you take trains on holidays and weekends.
Location and directions
Tama zoo is located in Hino City, suburbs of Tokyo.
A. From Keio Line's Shinjuku Station, take the express train, change trains at Takahata-Fudo station, and get off at Tama Dobutsu Koen Station (about an hour's ride).
B. From Tachikawa Station, take the Tama Monorail, and get off at Tama Dobutsu Koen Station. (about 20 minutes' ride).
Address: Tama Zoo, 7-1-1, Hodokubo, Hino-shi, Tokyo 191-0042, Japan
Phone: 042-591-1611
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