Tobe Zoological Park of Ehime Pref.

Tobe Zoological Park Information

About Tobe Zoological Park

Tobe Zoological Park of Ehime Prefecture is a popular zoo in Tobe, Ehime Prefecture. There are over 765 animals of around 163 species (as of September 30, 2015) kept in an environment with a good balance across the fields of geography, taxonomy and ethology.
The polar bear, Peace, which was reared through bottle nursing, is the zoo's most popular animal. The zoo is divided into 10 streets, and there are animals exhibited in each zone. Visitors can also interact with animals at various events.


Opening Hours

9am to 5pm (entry permitted until 4:30pm)

3:30pm is feeding time for the animals, and there are some animals that are not visible to visitors at that time. Thank you for your understanding.

Zoo Holidays

Every Monday (Zoo is open on holidays)
End/Start of Year (12/29 to 1/1)

Entry Fees

Individual Fees
Adults (18 years or older)
460 yen
Adults (65 years or older)
100 yen
Children (6 to 17 years)
100 yen
Small children (less than 6 years)
Handicapped with a disability certificate
Group Fees (for groups of 30 or more paying visitors)
Adults (18 years or older)
370 yen
Children (6 to 17 years)
80 yen


Approximately 2,000 spaces

Parking Fees
Passenger cars (1 time)
300 yen
Oversize vehicles (1 time)
780 yen

(Parking fees are for one time only.)

How to get there


Tobe Zoological Park of Ehime Prefecture

240 Kamiharamachi Tobe, Iyo District, Ehime Prefecture

Tel: 089-962-6000

Fax: 089-962-6194

By car

10 minutes south on NR33 from the Matsuyama IC
20 minutes south on NR33 from central Matsuyama

By bus

Iyo Railway Bus

Route name: Tobe line (via Chifunemachi), Destination: Ehimekodomo no shiro (Ehime Children's Playground)

Get on at 'Matsuyamashi eki' (Bus stop #3) and ride until 'Tobe dobutsuen mae'
Get on at 'Iyotachibana eki' and ride until 'Tobe dobutsuen mae'

*For the latest time schedule and fare information, visit the Tobe Railway Bus website.

Zoo Pamphlet

You can view the Tobe Zoological Park Pamphlet in PDF format. (PDF)

Tobe Zoological Park Rules
  • Please no pets.
  • Please refrain from drinking alcohol or bringing alcohol into the zoo.
  • Please do not feed the animals anything other than their specified food.
  • Do not remove any plants.
  • Please do not collect any insects.
  • Please refrain from any sales activity inside the zoo.
  • Please refrain from smoking outside of the designated smoking locations.