Osaka Trip Part 17: Tenpozan Anipa

天保山アニパ アイキャッチ画像


I traveled to Osaka in late September. This was my first visit to Osaka except for business trips. There are several things I missed doing, so I would like to revisit Osaka in the future. In this article, I will write about Tenpozan Anipa as part of Day 5.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Umeda
* Day 1: Nakanoshima
* Day 1: Nakanoshima (Light-up)
* Day 2: Osaka Castle
* Day 2: Abeno Harukas
* Day 2: Shinsekai
* Day 2: Abeno Harukas (Light-up)
* Day 3: Sumiyoshi Shrine
* Day 3: Namba
* Day 3: Amerikamura and Namba
* Day 3: Namba (Light-up)
* Day 4: Expo’70 Commemorative Park
* Day 4: Expo’70 Commemorative Park
* Day 4: Umeda
* Day 4: Umeda (Light-up)
* Day 5: Kaiyukan
* Day 5: Tempozan Marketplace [This article]
* Day 5: GLION MUSEUM & Return Home

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Tempozan Marketplace

Following the previous post, I moved from “Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN” to “Tempozan Marketplace”.Tempozan Marketplace

Naniwa Kuishinbo Yoko-cho

First, I will have lunch at Tempozan Marketplace. I visited “Naniwa Kuishinbo Yoko-cho”.Tempozan Marketplace Naniwa Kuishinbo Yoko-cho1

“Naniwa Kuishinbo Yoko-cho” is a food theme park that reproduces the streetscape of Osaka in 1970s when the Osaka expo was held.

“Naniwa Kuishinbo Yoko-cho” was filled with retro atmosphere.Tempozan Marketplace Naniwa Kuishinbo Yoko-cho2

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Among a variety of restaurants, I visited “Hokkyokusei”.rice omelet Hokkyokusei1

“Hokkyokusei” is a Western-style cuisine restaurant whose headquarters is in Shinsaibashi and said to be the first restaurant that created the rice omelet.

I ordered the beef rice omelet.rice omelet Hokkyokusei星2

Tenpozan Anipa

After lunch, I went to “Tenpozan Anipa” located on the 3rd floor of Tempozan Marketplace.Tenpozan Anipa

“Tenpozan Anipa” is a mini zoo where visitors are able to interact with animals. The facility is divided into three zones.

Fureai Zone

When I went into the entrance, there was “Fureai Zone”.

At “Fureai Zone”, rabbits welcomes me.Tenpozan Anipa rabbits1

There were a variety of rabbits here.Tenpozan Anipa rabbits2

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Just like “The Tortoise and the Hare”, a Aesop’s Fable, there were also turtles.Tenpozan Anipa Tortoise1

Tenpozan Anipa Tortoise2

Jungle Zone

Then, I moved to “Jungle Zone”.

As soon as I entered into “Jungle Zone”, I caught the eye of an alpaca.Tenpozan Anipa alpaca1

I have less opportunities to see alpacas, so I took a lot of photos this time.Tenpozan Anipa alpaca2

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This alpaca was used to people and looked into my camera.Tenpozan Anipa alpaca6

There were other kinds of animals in “Jungle Zone”. For example, small kangaroos.Tenpozan Anipa kangaroo1

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Capybaras.Tenpozan Anipa Capybara1

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In addition, there were several kinds of birds such as an owl andTenpozan Anipa owl

a parrot.Tenpozan Anipa parrot

Pet Zone

Last but not least, I stopped by “Pet Zone”. In this area, there were a lot of dogs and cats.

A cat with Halloween costume.Tenpozan Anipa cat

As for dogs, there were a variety of species. From small dogs.""

Medium-size dogs.""

Big dogs.Tenpozan Anipa dog1

In general, dogs sleep about 12-14 hours per day, so half of dogs were sleeping.Tenpozan Anipa dog2

Both of the two dogs took a sleep.Tenpozan Anipa dog3

From another angle.Tenpozan Anipa dog4

One of them woke up.Tenpozan Anipa dog5

I wanted their cushions as they seemed to be comfortable.Tenpozan Anipa dog6

Another dog woke up.Tenpozan Anipa dog7

The dog had vacant eyes, as it woke up just now.Tenpozan Anipa dog8

This dog had a sleep directly on the floor 🙂Tenpozan Anipa dog9

Then, I left Tenpozan Anipa.


That’s it for the article about Tenpozan Anipa as part of Day 5.

As you can see, Tenpozan Anipa had a variety of animals from familiar animals including dogs and cats to animals which we have less chances to see such as alpacas, kangaroos and capybaras. In addition, visitors are able to buy snack cups to feed them. If you like animals, I bet you will be satisfied with the facility!

In the next article, as the final post of the Osaka trip series, I will write about “GLION MUSEUM” and return home as part of Day 5.


1 Tempozan Marketplace

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