Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden’s annual Night Zoo & Garden

August 10, 2010

Ever wonder what a polar bear does at night? Want to find out?

This weekend is your last chance to take in the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden’s annual Night Zoo & Garden event for 2010. For this annual event, the zoo extends its hours to 8:30 p.m., and the public is invited to come explore the night zoo. Lions, tigers, and bears will be on display, and special talks and events will be happening throughout the zoo.

This event will run August 13, 14, 15 (Friday to Sunday). The zoo hours are from 09:00 – 20:30, and admission is 500 for adults, children under 16 are free. Higashiyama Zoo is located 1 minute walk from Higashiyama Koen Subway Station exit 3.

If you are going to be out and about anyway, why not take advantage of Nagoya City’s special one-day pass that includes admission to the zoo and use of all bus and subway lines in Nagoya. The pass is available for 1000 JPY at any subway station and the city bus offices until Aug. 31.

While you are there, why not visit the Higashiyama Sky Tower’s observation deck? Its 360 degree view of the Nagoya skyline is among Japan’s most popular night views. Hope to see you there!

Sky Tower Website, Japanese

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden Website, Japanese

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