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.
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.
Every Monday (Zoo is open on holidays)
End/Start of Year (12/29 to 1/1)
|Adults (ages 18 to 64)||500 yen|
|High school students (ages 15 to 17)||200 yen|
|Elementary and junior high school students (ages 6 to 14)||100 yen|
|Seniors (ages 65 and over) with ID||200 yen|
|・Guests with disabilities with ID
・children (ages 5 and under)
Group Fees (for groups of 30 or more paying visitors)
|Adults (ages 18 to 64)||400 yen|
|High school students (ages 15 to 17)||160 yen|
|Elementary and junior high school students (ages 6 to 14)||80 yen|
Approximately 2,000 spaces
|standard-sized vehicles (1 time)
(Multiple discounted tickets available.)
|large-sized vehicles (1 time)||800 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
10 minutes south on NR33 from the Matsuyama IC
20 minutes south on NR33 from central Matsuyama
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'
Zoo PamphletYou 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.