With a total area of 52.3 ha, the Tama Zooilogical Park is one of the largest zoos in Japan. Located in Hino City, the zoo is divided into three zoos: the Africa Park, the Asia Park (three zoos), and the Australia Park.
You can visit the zoos while understanding where the animals you are interested in actually live.
In addition, the “Lion Bus,” which allows visitors to see lions in a safari style, is operated in the Africa Park. In the Africa Park, many lions are free-ranging, and you ride a bus through them, which is quite a powerful experience.
It takes about 7 km to visit almost all the animals in the park. Nearby is Kongoji Temple, famous for its cherry blossoms, and to the south is Sanrio Puroland.
|Park Name||Tama Zoological Park
|Park Address||7-1-1, Cheng Kubo, Hino-shi, Tokyo|
|The Lion Bus, where you can see free-ranging lions up close.||Asian elephants||Amime giraffe|
|Zoo Watching Center||Koala Pavilion||Zoo Shops|
|Guinea pig petting area||Lion and Lion Bus||Shuttle bus running in the zoo|
|Tama Zoological Park Shrine||Approach to Tama Zoological Park||Torii gate of Tama Zoological Park|
Image Credit: Tokyo Navi via tokyo-park.net archive