The Widest Variety of Animals of any Zoo in Japan. Once known as "The Greatest Zoo in the East," the Higashiyama Zoo has over 80 years of history. It ranks second in Japan for the number of annual visitors. In recent years, one of the Higashiyama Zoo's Western Lowland gorillas named Shabani became an internet sensation for his rugged good looks. He even has his own photo collection published. The gorilla house also sports illustrations by Dragonball creator Akira Toriyama.

Address 3-70 Higashiyama-motomachi, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 464-0804

〒464-0804 愛知県名古屋市千種区東山元町3丁目70


Take Nagoya city subway, Higashiyama-sen, at Nagoya station to Higashiyama-koen.
Take the exit 3 or the elevator exit. Walk 3 minutes to Higashiyama-koen.

Business hours



Every Monday (Tuesday if Monday was holiday) and 12/29–1/1


Tel: 052-782-2111


Nagoya Free WiFi
Aichi Free WiFi

Credit card payment

Not accepted

Supported languages



High School and up ¥500
Junior High and younger Free

Average visit length

Half day–full day


Aichi Now Site(JPN) Info

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