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 to its name. It ranks second in Japan for number of visitors annually. In recent years, one of the Higashiyama Zoo's Western Lowland gorillas named Shabani, has become an internet sensation for his handsomeness. Shabani has even had his own photo collection published. The gorilla house also sports illustrations by Dragonball creator Akira Toriyama.


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

Directions Subway
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 9:00am–4:50pm
Holidays Every Monday (Tuesday if Monday was holiday) and 12/29–1/1
Contact Tel: 052-782-2111
Nagoya Free WiFi
Aichi Free WiFi
Credit card payment Not accepted
Supported languages English
High School and up ¥500
Junior High and younger Free
Average visit length Half day–full day
Websites Aichi Now Official Site(JPN) Nagoya Info

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