Cherry Blossom Viewing at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Along the Botanical Garden's "Cherry Corridor," 1,000 cherry trees in 100 varieties reach full bloom in succession.
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
- 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.
＞＞Higashiyama Sky Tower (Japanese)
|Schedule||Mar 20,2021 ～ May 9,2021|
|Time||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)
Prior reservations are required at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens during the period below (free of charge).
【Prior Reservation Period】
・Saturday, March 13-Sunday, May 30, 2021 on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
・Weekdays during Golden Week: Friday, April 30 and Friday, May 7, 2021
*Prior reservations unnecessary for entrance after 2:00 PM
|Venue||Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Higashiyama Sky Tower
|Cost||Garden and Sky Tower Ticket: Adults (high school students and older) 640 yen|
|Contact||Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens|
|Access||【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
*Posted contents subject to change.
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