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 464-0803
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.
|Holidays||Every Monday (Tuesday if Monday was holiday) and 12/29–1/1|
Nagoya Free WiFi Aichi Free WiFi
|Credit card payment||Not accepted|
High School and up ¥500 Junior High and younger Free
|Average visit length||Half day–full day|
|Websites||Aichi Nowhttps://www.aichi-now.jp/en/spots/detail/8/ Official Site(JPN)http://www.higashiyama.city.nagoya.jp/ Nagoya Infohttp://www.nagoya-info.jp/en/see/facilities/higashiyama_zoo_and_botanical_gardens.html|