If you have been living in a busy City for quite a long time and need some places where you can unwind, relax and release the tension from a stressful work or surroundings, Higashiyama Zoo, and Botanical garden is exactly the right place for you.
This place so-called haven is a combination of a Zoo, Botanical Garden and Amusement Park located at Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan which was built in 1937. They offer a very low admission fee and a very family friendly place where people from all walks of life could certainly enjoy, most especially for those who are traveling with kids.
There are more or less 500 kinds of animal such as elephants, giraffes, penguins, horses, gorillas, polar bears, sea lions, koalas, flamingos and many more.
However, if you are a type of person who is passionate with flowers, plants or gardens you can enjoy about 7000 kinds of plants in a large greenhouse of a botanical garden.
But the beauty of Higashiyama Zoo and Garden doesn’t stop there because you can also find here a Ferris wheel and playground equipment of a roller coaster in an amusement park within just the vicinity.
If you can’t still get enough from the magnificent beauty of the park but you would want to take a rest because of a long walk, well the good news about it is there is a certain neighboring place where you can still explore the beauty of the area that would not need for you to take a long stride, the place is called Higashiyama Sky Tower. Higashiyama Sky tower which height is about 134 meters would definitely let you glimpse the entire beauty of the park. It is very famous for night time views through window glass, but you could also enjoy the breathtaking daytime panoramic view of the whole city center and also the mountains around Nagoya. Higashiyama Sky Tower who was built by Okura Kihachiro was selected to be among the Japan’s best places where you can spend time for just simply sightseeing and be fascinated by the amazing night view of Nagoya Skyline.