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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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  • It opened in 1937 (0/1937). It's 80th anniversary in 2017 (0/2017). In the vast area Zoo, Botanical Garden, Higashiyama Sky Tower, an amusement park hotel. Rich content so can't go in one day. Famous anecdote of the Koala exhibit, elephant train. But the Zoo's one coin. Is filled with more than one coin Zoo love.
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  • It is a zoo became suddenly famous twink Gorilla Shabani. If you're looking at the scale of Zoo slowly takes one day. You can see rare and endangered animals twink gorilla is famous, but other are seen only at the Higashiyama Zoo in Japan, so Marino love or honey badger.
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  • Met Aquaria because Hugh Museum, under 攝 34 degrees Fahrenheit, so choose liquid begins to Park! This one begins to unexpected harvest Park is, if autumn comes, Feeling it must be very good! Find national park can see great open field of vision to promote to children over the find, are also worthy of future future, take a walk!
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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.

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The central district, just south from the castle and its gardens, houses the bulk of accommodations in Nagoya. You'll find a good range of standard hotels, with onsite restaurants, simple rooms, and perhaps a pool in this area. Look slightly to the west, or closer to the castle,to find more luxurious accommodations. Across the surrounding residential areas, take a look close to the metro stations to find some of the most conveniently located, but budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses.
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