About Tama Zoo
Tama Zoo is in Tama City, a suburb of Tokyo, an hour’s drive from downtown Tokyo.
It is the largest zoo in Japan.
Secondly, the matter of Japan’s ‘largest’ cannot be compared to my country ….. Ahaha, I can only say that Tama Zoo is 3 or 4 times bigger than Ueno Zoo, but the area is not as big as Beijing and Shanghai Zoo. There is a free Silver Shuttle that runs from 10am to 3.50pm around the Asian animal area.
The zoo is divided into the Asian, African, Insect and Australian zoos.
Compared to the Ueno Zoo, Tama’s animals are happier and are kept in a more natural environment.
Wednesdays (if Wednesday is a public holiday then it will be Thursday), December 29 to 1.1
Adult (16-64) 600 yen
Children (0-12) Free
Seniors (65+) 300 yen
Free admission day.
# Tama Zoo Establishment Day May 5
# Arbor Day May 4
# Tokyo Citizen’s Day October 1
How to get there
Tama Zoological Park Station can be reached by either the Keio Line or the Tama Monorail. It also takes about an hour from the nearest Shinkansen station, so it is very convenient.
From Tokyo Station to Tama Zoological Park Station (Keio Line)
↓ JR Chuo Line (Adults 200 yen, Children 100 yen)
↓ Keio Line (Adults 340yen, Children 170yen)
↓ Keio Zoological Park Line
Tama Zoo Station
Total 540 yen for adults, 270 yen for children
From Tokyo Station to Tama Zoological Park Station (Monorail)
↓ JR Chuo Line (Adults 640 yen, Children 320 yen)
↓ Walk about 4 minutes
Tachikawa Kita Station
↓ Tama Monorail (Adults 310yen, Children 160yen)
Tama Zoological Park Station
Total: Adults 950 yen, Children 480 yen