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Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden, Nagoya

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Observe the plant and animal life at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden, and learn about Japan's biodiversity. Established in 1937, the zoo houses more than 125 species of mammals, numerous reptiles, birds, and fish. The botanical garden collections include native vegetation, an insect hall, a greenhouse, and a traditional Japanese garden. Explore the joint complex to experience wildlife up close and see how professional biologists and veterinarians thoughtfully attend to their duties. If you get hungry, visit the restaurant on the observation deck, boasting a panoramic view of the city from 100 m (328 ft) above the ground. Use our Nagoya itinerary maker to visit Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden on your trip to Nagoya, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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TripAdvisor
  • The animals look good, and very well taken cared of. The surroundings of the zoo are clean and pleasant. There are a lot of clean toilet and rest area. An amusement park and Tower within the vicinity ...  more »
  • Raising my kids in Nagoya, we would go to the nearby zoo as though it was our own personal park. The animal cages are small, uninteresting, and a bit depressing, and my kids were not so much intereste...  more »
  • A very well laid out zoo and caters to all ages. Nice spot to have a picnic and definitely a fun filled day out for the kids.  more »
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  • Is a beautiful place to share with family and friends. Also is cheap ($640 yens with the tower included) and there is so much to see around. It's not a new zoo and some animals are in small spaces, but they are well attended. Fair enough the gardens are beautiful, peaceful and big that we thought.
  • I like here so much! The fee is not expensive, you will get discount if use metro day pass. Not only animals, you can also see many plants here. Like a big park. A place worthy to visit in Nagoya~
  • Great place with lots of stuff to do. Animals are cool. It is nice you can use your manaca card to pay for the entrance fee.
  • Autumn is a special time of the year. The reds, yellows layering greens in Hagashiyama Botanical Gardens were just amazingly beautiful Visited this place at end of Nov 2016. Must visit and relax! The zoo, which was just next door, has its variety of animals. With kids, this is another must visit place. This place was half an hour by underground from Nagoya city center.
  • Excellent and interesting zoo! I am highly recommended tourists visiting Nagoya, Aichi prefecture should be stay here at least one morning or afternoon. The animals are various and looks cute and happy. The stars are gorilla, giraffe as well as the koala. Also preserving many kinds of amphibia and fishes in a special building. This zoo is relatively spacious so that consider for enough water to refill before visiting.