Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden, Nagoya

#2 of 45 in Parks in Nagoya
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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. Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • Went there for the first time the other day. While it looks like the Botanical gardens are very well taken care of, I can't say the same for the animals. Many of them are kept in SHOCKINGLY BAD...  more »
  • Very nice Zoo to visit and great layout. They are making new building now, but still great on the layout. You can visit the Zoo and the Garden. I had a few hours so looked at the animals.  more »
  • Great place to take the kids. ❤️ just make sure you wear sneakers because you’re probably gonna walk a lot! 😅 there are some snacks options but we usually bring things from home because it’s allowed and that way you can avoid the lines and eating mostly junk food. ✌️
  • This is a great place to explore on your own or with your friends or family. This is especially nice for kids. The zoo/botanical gardens are easily accessed from the city of Nagoya by public transport, on foot, by car or bicycle. At this time of year, late November/ early December, the botanical gardens are a special treat. Some of the most picturesque scenes surrounded by spectacular autumn foliage can be found here: reflecting pools, antique buildings, and water wheels add to the beauty. It is well worth the visit. Come and see.
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