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Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens東山動植物園


Amusement Park / Theme Park

The Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens are located within Higashiyama Park in Nagoya City, and are divided up into three zones comprised of a zoo, botanical gardens, and an amusement park. The zoo is home to approximately 500 types of animals ranging from popular creatures such as elephants, giraffes and koalas to killifish. Complete with a corner to enjoy feeding and petting of animals, the zoo attracted attention in 2015 for its very handsome gorilla, Shabani, who was said to be “too ikemen” (a colloquial phrase for “hot guy”). The botanical gardens which display approximately 7,000 types of plants allows visitors to come in contact with nature in the large greenhouse and around the gentle walking course. The amusement park is popular among families with many attractions costing between 100 and 300 yen.


Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Chikusa-ku Higashiyamamotomachi 3-70 (NagoyaArea)

phone 0527822111

9:00-16:50 (Admission until 16:30)

Review of Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/11 Good enough for children, but a bit run down overall
Have been to this zoo several times. It’s fine in many ways, in that it has a decent array of animals, some ok food on offer and some other attractions such as the botanical gardens and some rides...
Reviewed:2019/12/08 Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden
Very good Zoo and very cheap entrance fee for such a big zoo. Very worth it. We enjoyed ourselves very much.
Reviewed:2019/08/14 Date at Higashiyama Zoo and Sky Tower
It is located in Aichi Prefecture,Japan and it’s about 20mins by train(Subway Higashiyama Line) from Nagoya Station. There is a Night Zoo for a week in summer vacation season. You can see many kinds...

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Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Chikusa-ku Higashiyamamotomachi 3-70 [ map ]
9:00-16:50 (Admission until 16:30)
Monday (Next weekday for Public holiday), New Year's Holiday (12/29-1/1)
[Admission fee] Adults500yen, Junior High School Students and below Free
Parking Lot
Available 1600spaces
Credit Card
Not available (Not available at ticket offices. Available at some shops in the park)
Others (only in the park smoking area)
Available (some available)
English Menu
Available (English version in the park)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
120 minutes or more
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Aichi Areas


          Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.