New Year's Events at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
An Animal Talk and other events are held on the 2nd and 3rd with the theme of the tiger--this year's animal on the Chinese zodiac.
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.
|Schedule||Jan 2,2023 ～ Jan 9,2023|
|Time||9:00 AM-4:50 PM (open until 4:30 PM)|
|Venue||Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens|
|Price Details||500 yen for adults, free for junior high school students and younger|
|Access||(Zoo) Subway Higashiyama-koen sta. Exit 3
(Botanical Gardens) Subway Hoshigaoka sta. Exit 6
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