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Nagoya-City Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)

  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)
  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)
  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)
  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)
  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)
  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)
  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)
  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)
  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)

See One of Asia’s Greatest Zoos, Nagoya’s Higashiyama Zoo

Japan’s second busiest zoo behind Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo, Nagoya’s Higashiyama Zoo is home to an impressive over 550 species of animals, including elephants, penguins, bears, tigers, giraffes, birds, reptiles, hippos, apes, lions, skunks, rhinos, seals and more. One of Asia’s biggest zoological gardens, the well-planned Higashiyama is famous for the story of the keepers trying to save the elephants during wartime, and for having introduced Koalas to Japan. Recently Shabani the Gorilla has been making world-wide headlines for being the “World’s most handsome gorilla”. The zoo also has one of the oldest monorails in operation. Still futuristic looking in design, the two-station monorail provides transportation around the park, and spectacular views too.

  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)
  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)
  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)

Created in 1937, the Higashiyama Zoo is continually undergoing modifications and redevelopments in an effort to provide the residents with better living conditions while offering a more realistic experience for visitors. It also features a number of attractions not found in other zoos, such as the Worldwide Medaka Hall which contains several hundred varieties of medaka, tropical freshwater Japanese Killifish, including some that accompanied a Japanese astronaut on his Space Shuttle Mission. Dinosaur statues, said to be the oldest of their kind adorn one of the many childrens play areas dotting the 60 hectare site.
Nagoya and Aichi are proud of the Higashiyama Zoo, one of the many great attractions in this great area.

Get Close To Nature at Nagoya’s Impressive Higashiyama Botanical Park.

  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)
  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)
  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)
  • Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)

Adjoining the Higashiyama Zoo is one of Asia’s most comprehensive Botanical Gardens, featuring over 7,000 varieties of plant life, and Japan’s oldest glasshouse, now designated an Important Cultural Property. Another important property on the extensive grounds is a traditional wooden A-framed Gassho-Zukuri house with its distinct thick, rush thatch roofing. The home was relocated here from the Shirakawa-Go World Heritage Site.

A traditional Japanese Garden, ponds and various vegetation themed plantations and specialty growing areas make the ever beautiful botanical gardens an ideal location year round. In spring, the new leaves and flowering plants offer exciting scenes of nature. Summer sees the gardens as a shady area in which to relax. Autumn sees the best in fall foliage, while winter walks through the wide area will get the blood pumping.

Reach For The Sky, at Higashiyama Sky Tower.

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower (Higashiyama Do-Shokubutsu-en, Higashiyama Sukai Tawa)

Standing 134 meters high atop Mt. Higashi and providing a 214m high superb view of the zoo, botanical gardens, Nagoya city and surrounding areas, is the glass needle-like Higashiyama Sky Tower. At the base of the landmark tower is the Atelier Ciel Café offering a wide array of popular sweets. On the very top floor is the Sky Restaurant, offering casual Italian and French lunch courses, and romantic French cuisine in the evenings. Sunset and night views from the sofa set observation deck are spectacular, with the tower being chosen as one of Japan’s top 100 sunset viewing spots.

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Location : 〒464-0804
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: 3-70 Higashiyama Motomachi, Chikusa-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Higashiyama Sky Tower: 1-8 Kameiri, Tashiro-cho, Chikusa-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Adults (Senior High School students and older) 500 yen, Junior High School students and younger free of charge
Higashiyama Sky Tower: Adults (Senior High School students and older) 300 yen, Junior High School students and younger free of charge
Opening
days / hours
: Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: 9:00 AM to 4:50 PM (last admission 4:30 PM),
Higashiyama Sky Tower: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM (closes 9:30 PM)
Parking : Available, paid. (cap. 1,600 cars - also accepts buses).
*: Parking for buses can be reserved via internet.
Restrooms : Available
Holidays : Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Higashiyama Sky Tower: Monday (the following day if Monday is a holiday or substitute holiday), year-end and New Years holidays (December 29 to January 1)
Phone number : 052-782-2111 (Closed on Mondays)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    3min southeastwards walk from Exit 3 of Higashiyama Koen Station of the subway Higashiyama Line (board from Nagoya Station bound for Sakae and Fujigaoka).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    •Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens:
    -15min southwestwards from Nagoya I.C. of the Tomei Expressway;
    -10min southwestwards from Kamiyashiro I.C. of the Nagoya-Daini-Kanjo (Mei-Nikan) Expressway;
    -10min eastwards from Yotsuya Exit of the Nagoya Expressway R2 Higashiyama Route;
    •Higashiyama Sky Tower:
    -15min southwestwards from Nagoya I.C. of the Tomei Expressway.

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