Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens (東山動植物園)
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)
Review of Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical GardenTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
While it looks like the Botanical gardens are very well taken care of, I cant say the same for the animals.
Many of them are kept in SHOCKINGLY BAD...
- Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Chikusa-ku Higashiyamamotomachi 3-70 [map]
- 9:00-16:50(Last entry16:30)
- Monday (Next Weekday for Public holidays), New Year's Holiday (12/29-1/1)
- [Admission fee]
[Up to Junior high school student] Free
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available (Not available at the ticket office. Available at some stores in the park)
- Others (only smoking areas in the park)
- Available (Available in some areas)
- 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
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.