72nd Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens Spring Festival
*Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Prior reservations required on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from Saturday, March 19 to Sunday, May 8.
Along the Botanical Garden's "Cherry Corridor," 1,000 cherry trees in 100 varieties reach full bloom in succession. An Endangered Species Walk Rally, Animal Talks given by zookeepers, and other events are held mainly on Saturdays and Sundays.
Botanical Gardens - Cherry Corridor
Best viewing time: The beginning of March-end of April
1,000 cherry trees in 100 varieties reach full bloom in succession. You can see various kinds in each season, including early blooming Kawazu cherry, Ito cherry blossoms which bloom on hanging branches to create a tunnel, double-flowered cherry blossoms which stand out for their gorgeous petals that cover the path in a carpet of fallen petals, or Gyoiko which blooms in yellow-green blossoms.
Schedule: Saturday, April 2-Sunday, April 10, 2022
*Closed Monday, April 4
*During the period above, the Botanical Gardens Area is open until 19:30 (Admission until 19:00).
*After 16:30, admission possible only through Botanical Gardens Gate and Hoshigaoka Gate.
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
- A "forest where you can meet the animals of the world" surrounded by nature in the middle of a city
There are tons of popular animals at this zoo! From tiny medaka fish to huge elephants, it is home to the largest number of animals in Japan. Come and see the wide variety of animals.
There are many facilities, including the gorilla and chimpanzee house—home to famously handsome gorilla Shabani—the Asian elephant house, and the koala house. Here, you can not only watch the animals, but also learn about their ecologies and habitats through educational displays, so you can learn while having fun.
Including the greenhouse and the natural woods on the hillsides, the botanical garden is home to around 7,000 species of plants. The cherry blossom pathway has around 1,000 cherry trees of about 100 different species, which all bloom in the spring. In the fall, around 500 trees—mainly surrounding the back pond and Japanese-style garden—burst into color and become one of the city's best fall foliage spots. Besides that, there is a camellia garden, rose garden, field of flowers, and more landscapes that can be enjoyed in different seasons.
Higashiyama Sky Tower
- Higashiyama Sky Tower stands right next-door to Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and was built in 1988 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Nagoya City. The building is 134 meters tall, but because it stands on an 80-meter tall hill, its observation deck is at a total height of over 200 meters. On clear days, you can see as far as Mt. Ontake, the Suzuka mountains, and the Japanese Alps, and at night there's a romantic night view you can gaze at over dinner that has been selected as a Night View Heritage of Japan and one of Japan's 100 best night views.
*Sky Restaurant Nagoya Higashiyama is temporarily closed
＞＞Sky Restaurant Nagoya Higashiyama (Japanese)
|Mar 16,2024 ～ May 6,2024
|Mondays (the following weekday if Monday is a national holiday)
|Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens：9:00～16:50（Admission until 16:30）
Higashiyama Sky Tower：9:00～21:30 (Entrance closes at 21:00)
*Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens：Prior reservations are required (free of charge) on PassMarket during the period below.
[Prior Reservation Period]
・Saturday, March 19-Sunday, May 8, 2022 on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
For details about prior reservations, please check the official website ≪Admission Information to Prevent the Spread of Infection (Japanese)≫.
Please note that prior reservations are not required for admission after 14:00.
|Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Higashiyama Sky Tower
|Garden and Sky Tower Ticket: Adults (high school students and older) 640 yen
|Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
|【Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens】
Subway Higashiyama Line Higashiyama-Koen station, 3-minute walk from Exit 3
or a 7-minute walk from Exit 6 of Hoshigaoka Station on the Higashiyama subway line
*Hoshigaoka Station is convenient for getting to the botanical gardens.
【Higashiyama Sky Tower】
Subway Higashiyama Line Hoshigaoka station, 15-minute walk from Exit 6
*Please cooperate with using public transportation when visiting.