Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens are located within Higashiyama Park in Nagoya’s Chikusa-ku. The whole area includes botanical gardens, a zoo, and playing ground, and the Higashiyama Sky Tower. The koalas, giraffes, and elephants at the zoo are especially populR with tourists; and the Nature Museum, where nocturnal animals reside, is also a famed attraction. In the botanical gardens, there can be found a grand greenhouse, a Sakura corridor, and flower beds. This is an ideal spot for both sightseeing and vacation.