[Family Outings] Enjoy the Amusement Park in the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
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"Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens" is located in Chikusa ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. This time, we will report on the amusement park area in the park!
In the amusement park area, you can enjoy 17 different rides. The fee is 120 yen per ticket, and the required number of tickets is determined for each attraction. The most expensive item is 3 pieces (360 yen), so you can enjoy it casually.
There are plenty of rides that can be ridden from 2 to 3 years old if accompanied by a guardian, so it's perfect for a family outing with children! Of course, you can also enjoy the zoo and botanical gardens.
Access to Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
I came to Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens!
A 3-minute walk from Exit 3 of Higashiyama Koen Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line. Access is excellent, taking about 18 minutes by subway from Nagoya Station. If you take the subway Higashiyama Line "Hoshigaoka Station", it's a 7-minute walk from Exit 6. If you want to go to the botanical garden, "Hoshigaoka Station" is convenient.
There are 1,600 parking lots, but it is expected to be crowded on weekends, so using the public transportation is recommended.
If you're going to an amusement park, the Kitaenmon Gate is convenient.
Tickets for the Amusement Park
First, let's get an "Amusement park ride ticket" (120 yen per ticket). The required number of tickets is determined for each attraction. There are several places in the amusement park where you can buy tickets, so if you don't have enough, you can add more!
<Book of tickets>
11 pieces : 1,200 yen
19 pieces : 2,000 yen
<1Day Passport> (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays only | Same day only)
General passport: 2,500 yen (high school students and above)
Preschool child passport: 2,500 yen (from 3 years old, 1 guardian can accompany)
Elementary/junior high school student passport: 2,200 yen
We especially recommend the Weekday Value Ticket (600 yen for 3 tickets), which is only available on weekdays. This is a generous ticket that allows you to ride 3 attractions of your choice and save up to 480 yen! Recommended for small children who are experiencing rides for the first time.
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New attraction “Red Baron” opened in October 2021
First, try the "Red Baron" that just opened in October 2021! It is a ride where you can enjoy air travel while operating an airplane.
It is possible to raise and lower the plane with the control stick. You can even hear machine gun sounds!
Flying while cutting the wind is very comfortable! Elementary school students and above can ride alone, so please try to pilot it.
Speaking of amusement parks! "Roller Coaster"
When it comes to amusement parks, roller coasters are a must.
It is a motif of the cat jaguar. It looks so fast! You can ride from 5 years old.
The ups and downs are not so violent, so even small children can enjoy it. The thrilling and speedy roller coaster was very pleasant!
It dashes through the park like a jaguar. Both adults and children are excited!
A roller coaster that can be ridden from 2 years old "Kuma-san Coaster"
If you want to enjoy a roller coaster with a small child, we recommend the "Kuma-san Coaster (Teddybear coaster)"! Children from the age of 2 can ride if accompanied by a parent.
Even the author, who is not good at roller coasters, enjoyed it! It is also recommended for those who say, "I don't like roller coasters, but I want to experience a little thrill when I come to an amusement park."
"Kurukuru Kirin" very popular with children
“Kurukuru Kirin (Spinning Giraffe)”, which is very popular with children, is a gondola swing that hangs from a tall giraffe. Giraffe's neck stretches and shrinks.
Sit on cute animal chairs and take a walk in the air! The wind is very pleasant.
Overlooking the city of Nagoya! "Ferris Wheel"
When it comes to amusement parks, you can't miss the Ferris wheel.
Ride the gondola of animals and go to the sky!
The amusement park area is located on a hill, so you can see the city of Nagoya from the top! Nice view!
Let's enjoy fairy tale mood "Merry-go-round"
Next, go to the classic amusement park attraction "Merry-go-round".
The merry-go-round that takes you to a fairy tale world at once is exciting even when you grow up.
Higashiyama's popular "Slope Shooter" has remained unchanged since long ago.
The “Slope Shooter” has been loved for many years at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens. It has a history of more than 50 years. Up to 4 people can ride together.
It is an attraction that runs through a slope of about 400 meters from a height of about 30 meters.
It is very thrilling because there is no power and you ride a cart from the top of the hill and go down at once! If you ride with your friends and family, there is no doubt that it will be exciting.
An amusement park area where you can enjoy a total of 17 different attractions. There are plenty of attractions that parents and children can enjoy. I will send you a digest from here.
First of all, "Teacup Ride" that can be enjoyed from 0 years old. Be careful not to roll your eyes!
"Mirror house" where you can enjoy with one ticket. It's fun to compete with your family and friends to see how many minutes you can reach the goal!
"Honey Bee" is especially popular with small children. It is a type of attraction where you get on a vehicle and move up and down while spinning around.
This is "Bikkuri House (Fun House)". What kind of attraction it is is fun after entering ....
For those who want to experience the thrill, we recommend the "New Viking" with a maximum slope of 60 degrees!
The "Koala Train" is very popular with families. It makes two laps around the site.
For those who want to spend a relaxing time, take a train and go to the "Monorail Train" that goes around the forest. There are animals hiding in the forest, so please look for them.
"Flying Eagle" soars into the sky when pedaling. Let's go to the sky!
"Flower Storm" that flutters in the air.
Next to the stairs leading to the amusement park is the "Wonder House". Please try it to find out what kind of attraction it is!
Retro and Small Vehicles
There are also plenty of "small vehicles" that you can play with by inserting coins into the park!
There were also some retro items that made my heart dance with nostalgia.
Check out Foods and Souvenirs!
Let's enjoy foods after playing a lot!
At the cafe "North Garden", you can have the popular "Koala Curry". It's sweet, so it's perfect for children.
If you want to buy souvenirs, go to Shop North Garden.
There are three souvenir shops in the park: "Zoobo Gate", "Shop North Garden" and "Zoo de Gatten". There are limited items in the shop, and each item has a different product lineup, so please take a look around.
For those who want to go to the botanical garden area, we recommend the "Sky View Train"!
This is a monorail that connects the Sky View Train Main Gate Station, which is right inside the main gate, and the Sky View Train Botanical Garden Station, which is the entrance to the botanical garden. If you walk, you can move a distance of about 800m in about 10 minutes.
Amusement park ride tickets (excluding 1DAY passports and weekday value tickets) are also available.
This time, we introduced the amusement park area of " Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens". Please visit both the zoo and the botanical garden.
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