Outside the city

  • Sightseeing

Tobe Zoo (Doubutsu-en)

  • Tobe Zoo (Doubutsu-en)


    The leading zoo in Western Japan with about approximately 150 species and close to 630(as of the end of September 2023) animals, including the famous polar bear “Peace” and an African elephant family. There are 10 zones, where the animals live as close to their natural environment and habitats as possible. You can observe penguins “flying” through the water and orangutans crossing wires suspended 11meters above ground. Events feature nighttime walk-throughs and feeding and care-taking experiences.The Sea Lion House reopened in June 2021, is also popular.

    Basic information

    240 Uehara-machi, Tobe-cho, Iyo-gun
    How to Get There
    10 minutes by car from Matsuyama Expressway Matsuyama IC
    36 mins from Iyotetsu Matsuyama City Station on bus bound for Tobe Zoo, then 5 mins on foot after deboarding at Tobe Dōbutsuen-mae bus stop
    Open time
    9:00〜17:00 (Last entry 4:30 p.m.)
    Mondays (or the following day when national holidays fall on Monday) and the year end and New Year’s holiday period (December 29 through January 1) Fee
    Adults ¥500, high school students & seniors (65 and older) ¥200, elementary school & junior high students ¥100, free of charge for children 5 years of age and younger
    • Accessible by public transportation
    • Parking available
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Children
    • Family
    • Couple
    • Friends
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
    For the latest information, please contact the respective facilities directly.

    Detailed information

    This information is correct as of 12/2023. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.