Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden

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Here is an introduction about the parking lots available at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens. There are a total of 11 parking lots available, with 9 paid lots and 2 free lots provided. While it's not an official parking lot, some roads around the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens allow on-street parking. If you follow the rules, you can park there for free. Additionally, apart from the parking lots introduced here, there are several coin-operated parking areas near the main entrance.

For a comprehensive overview of the entire Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, please refer to 「Highlights and access methods of Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens (Aichi Prefecture)」.

Parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(0)

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Number of parking spaces and usage fees for each parking lot

There are 11 parking lots available at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden. Business hours are 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding parking lot in front of Sky Tower). The number of spaces available for each parking lot and the usage fee for regular cars are as follows.

Parking lot nameNumber of available unitsOrdinary car fee
Seimon-mae Parking90 units800 yen
Shin-Ike Parking291 units800 yen
Hokuen-mae Parking136 units800 yen
Kami-Ike Parking33 units800 yen
Skytower-mae Parking282 units800 yen(※1)
Hoshigaoka Parking26 units800 yen
Shokubutuen-higashi Parking362 units800 yen
Midoribashi-shita Parking107 units800 yen
Doubutuen-nishi Parking94 units800 yen
Midoribashi-minami Parking37 unitsfree(※2)
Uedayama Parking129 unitsfree(※2)

※1 The Skytower-mae Parking is free after 5pm (closes at 9pm). However, charges may apply on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during the spring and fall festivals, and on days when the Night Zoo Garden is held.

※2 There is a charge for the Midoribashi-minami Parking and the Uedayama Parking on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during the Spring and Autumn Festivals, and on Night Zoo Garden dates.

Number of parking spaces and usage fees for each parking lot: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(1)

You can check the congestion status of each parking lot from the URL below. (The Midoribashi-minami Parking and the Uedayama Parking, where parking is free, are not gated, so we cannot confirm).

Parking lot availability information

Seimon-mae Parking

The Seimon-mae Parking is located in front of the main gate of Higashiyama Zoo, and is the most convenient parking lot when going to the main zoo.

Seimon-mae Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(2)

However, the number of parking spaces available is only 90, so it often fills up quickly on holidays.

Seimon-mae Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(3)

Seimon-mae Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(4)

Seimon-mae Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(5)

Shin-Ike Parking

The Shin-Ike Parking is located across the road from Higashiyama Zoo's North Gate.

Shin-Ike Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(6)

This parking lot is often used when the Seimon-mae Parking is full. The number of parking spaces available is 291, which is a large number. As soon as you cross the traffic light from the parking lot, you will see the North gate.

Shin-Ike Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(7)

Shin-Ike Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(8)

Hokuen-mae Parking

The Hokuen-mae Parking is located in front of the Higashiyama Zoo North Gate, and is the most convenient parking lot when going to the Zoo North Park.

Hokuen-mae Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(9)

Conveniently located in front of the North gate. There are 136 parking spaces available, but spaces may be reserved for large vehicles and may fill up quickly. In that case, please use the Shin-Ike Parking.

Hokuen-mae Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(10)

Hokuen-mae Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(11)

Hokuen-mae Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(12)

Kami-Ike Parking

Kami-Ike Parking is a parking lot located near Kamiike of Higashiyama Zoo Main Garden. It is located between the main gate of the zoo and the Kamiike gate of the zoo. Rather, it is a convenient parking lot if you want to go to the botanical garden, the children's zoo, or the Kamiike area. The number of parking spaces is limited to 33.

Kami-Ike Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(13)

If you park at the Kami-Ike Parking, the road into the parking lot is one-way. Please go straight ahead without turning on the road that passes in front of the main gate.

Kami-Ike Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(14)

If you keep going, you will see the entrance to the Kami-Ike Parking just before the traffic light.

Kami-Ike Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(15)

Kami-Ike Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(16)

Skytower-mae Parking

The Skytower-mae Parking is a parking lot with an entrance near the Sky Tower Gate. This is the most convenient parking lot when going to the Sky Tower, the Natural Zoo in the North Zoo, or the Medaka Museum of the World.

Skytower-mae Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(17)

To get to the Skytower-mae Parking, turn left on the street in front of the Botanical Garden Gate and Kamiike Gate.

Skytower-mae Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(18)

Proceed towards Hoshigaoka Gate, and when you see the parking sign in front of Hoshigaoka Gate, turn left.

Skytower-mae Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(19)

The Skytower-mae Parking is a long parking lot in the back, and there are quite a lot of parking spaces, 282 cars.

Skytower-mae Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(20)

Skytower-mae Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(21)

Skytower-mae Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(22)

Hoshigaoka Parking

Hoshigaoka Parking is the closest parking lot to Hoshigaoka Gate. Convenient when entering the botanical garden from Hoshigaoka Gate. Please note that the number of available spaces is only 26.

Hoshigaoka Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(23)

There is a parking lot between the intersection where you enter the Skytower-mae Parking and the Hoshigaoka Gate.

Hoshigaoka Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(24)

Hoshigaoka Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(25)

Shokubutuen-higashi Parking

The Shokubutuen-higashi Parking is a convenient parking lot when entering the Botanical Garden from the Botanical Garden Gate or Kamiike Gate. The maximum number of machines available is 362.

Shokubutuen-higashi Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(26)

To get to the Shokubutuen-higashi Parking, turn right on the street in front of the Botanical Garden Gate and Kamiike Gate.

Shokubutuen-higashi Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(27)

If you continue along the road, you will see the entrance to the parking lot. (On the way, the parking lot of Garden Terrace Higashiyama is on the left, but please be careful not to enter there).

Shokubutuen-higashi Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(28)

Shokubutuen-higashi Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(29)

The Shokubutuen-higashi Parking is a very long parking lot.

Shokubutuen-higashi Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(30)

Midoribashi-shita Parking

The Midoribashi-shita parking is a convenient parking lot when entering the park from the Botanical Garden Gate or Kamiike Gate.

Midoribashi-shita Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(31)

There are parking lots on both sides of the Midoribashi-shita Parking across the road. Each entrance is separate, so even if one side is full, the other side may be empty.

植物園東駐車場: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(32)

植物園東駐車場: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(33)

Doubutuen-nishi Parking

The Doubutuen-nishi Parking is located a short distance from the Zoo and Botanical Gardens entrance.

Doubutuen-nishi Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(34)

To go to the Doubutuen-nishi Parking, turn right on the road in front of the main gate.

Doubutuen-nishi Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(35)

Pass in front of the police station and turn left at the end.

Doubutuen-nishi Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(36)

If you follow the road for a while, there will be a parking lot on the left.

Doubutuen-nishi Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(37)

Doubutuen-nishi Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(38)

Doubutuen-nishi Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(39)

Midoribashi-minami Parking

Midoribashi-minami Parking is a parking lot that can be used for free except during periods when specific events are being held. If you go a little further along the road in front of the Midoribashi-shita parking, you will find a parking lot at a three-way intersection. The entrance is on the left.

Midoribashi-minami Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(40)

It's a good value parking lot because it's free and not far from the paid Midoribashi-shita Parking, but there are only 37 spaces, so it often fills up quickly.

Midoribashi-minami Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(41)

Midoribashi-minami Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(42)

Midoribashi-minami Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(43)

Midoribashi-minami Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(44)

Uedayama Parking

Uedayama Parking is also a parking lot that can be used for free, except during periods when specific events are being held.

Uedayama Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(45)

Continue straight ahead on the road in front of Midoribashi-minami Parking.

Uedayama Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(46)

If you continue along the road for a while, you will see a large parking lot on the left.

Uedayama Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(47)

Uedayama Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(48)

Uedayama Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(49)

Uedayama Parking: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(50)

About on-street parking around Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

In the area surrounding Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, on-street parking is not prohibited on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, specifically on the road leading from the main gate to the Kami-Ike Parking Lot.

About on-street parking around Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(59)

To find these parking spots, continue straight without turning off the road that passes in front of the main gate.

About on-street parking around Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(50)

On this road, you will see parking prohibition signs. However, these signs indicate "Except on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays," meaning on-street parking is not prohibited on these days. Therefore, on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, it's permissible to park on the street in areas with these signs.

About on-street parking around Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(51)

About on-street parking around Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(52)

Please note that even in areas where on-street parking is allowed, it's not permitted to park or stop within 5 meters before and after pedestrian crossings for safety reasons.

When parking in the area around Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, vehicles should be parked on the left side of the road.

About on-street parking around Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(53)

About on-street parking around Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(54)

About on-street parking around Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(55)

However, there are two locations designated as emergency vehicle access points where parking is prohibited at all times, regardless of the day of the week or holidays.

About on-street parking around Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(56)

As you proceed down the road, you'll find the entrance to the Kami-Ike Parking Lot on the left. Just before a traffic signal beyond this entrance, there is a sign indicating the extent of permissible on-street parking.

About on-street parking around Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(57)

About on-street parking around Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(58)

On-street parking is allowed up to this sign on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. This means you can park for free on these days, but remember, the road is not a designated parking area. Be mindful not to cause any inconvenience or disputes with other road users.

When observing the situation on a holiday, it becomes apparent that about an hour after the opening of Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, there are already many cars parked on the streets, and there are hardly any street parking spots available.

About on-street parking around Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(60)

About on-street parking around Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(61)

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Let me introduce you to the coin parking near the main entrance of Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The fees mentioned are as per the time of recording, but they may change in the future.

Times Higashiyama Koen-mae

'Times Higashiyama Koen-mae' is a coin parking located at the intersection near the main entrance."

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(62)

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(63)

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(64)

The usage fees are as follows:

Monday to Friday:
08:00 ? 24:00 200 yen per 30 minutes
24:00 ? 08:00 100 yen per 60 minutes
Maximum fee until 24:00 on the same day 1,200 yen

Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays:
08:00 ? 24:00 200 yen per 20 minutes
24:00 ? 08:00 100 yen per 60 minutes
There is no maximum fee

Meitetsu Kyoshou Parking Higashiyama Koen-mae Dai-3

'Meitetsu Kyoshou Parking Higashiyama Koen-mae Dai-3' is a coin parking located at the corner of the first intersection after passing the main entrance.

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(65)

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(66)

The usage fees are as follows:

All Days:
08:00 ? 18:00 200 yen per 30 minutes
18:00 ? 08:00 200 yen per 120 minutes
There is no maximum fee

Meitetsu Kyoshou Parking Higashiyama Koen-mae

'Meitetsu Kyoshou Parking Higashiyama Koen-mae' is a coin parking located just after passing the main entrance and turning towards the police box at the first intersection.

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(67)

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(68)

The usage fees are as follows:

All Days:
08:00 ? 18:00 200 yen per 30 minutes
18:00 ? 08:00 200 yen per 120 minutes
There is no maximum fee

Space Higashiyama Dobutsuen-mae Dai-1

'Space Higashiyama Dobutsuen-mae Dai-1' is a coin parking located a short distance after turning towards the police box at the first intersection past the main entrance.

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(69)

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(70)

The usage fees are as follows:

Monday to Friday:
08:00 ? 18:00 200 yen per 30 minutes (Maximum fee 800 yen)
18:00 ? 08:00 100 yen per 60 minutes (Maximum fee 300 yen)

Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays:
08:00 ? 18:00 200 yen per 20 minutes, no maximum fee
18:00 ? 08:00 100 yen per 60 minutes (Maximum fee 300 yen)

Meitetsu Kyoshou Parking Higashiyama Koen-mae Dai-6

'Meitetsu Kyoshou Parking Higashiyama Koen-mae Dai-6' is a coin parking located on the left corner of the second intersection after passing the main entrance.

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(71)

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(72)

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(73)

The usage fees are as follows:

Monday to Friday:
08:00 ? 18:00 200 yen per 20 minutes (Maximum fee 800 yen)
18:00 ? 08:00 200 yen per 20 minutes (Maximum fee 800 yen)

Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays:
08:00 ? 18:00 200 yen per 20 minutes, no maximum fee
18:00 ? 08:00 200 yen per 20 minutes (Maximum fee 300 yen)

Mitsui-no Repark Higashiyama Doushokubutsuen-mae

'Mitsui-no Repark Higashiyama Doushokubutsuen-mae' is a coin parking located on the right side after passing the second intersection past the main entrance.

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(74)

Coin Parking Near Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Complete guide to parking at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden(75)

The usage fees are as follows:

Monday to Friday:
08:00 ? 18:00 200 yen per 30 minutes (Maximum fee 800 yen)
18:00 ? 08:00 100 yen per 60 minutes (Maximum fee 800 yen)

Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays:
08:00 ? 18:00 200 yen per 20 minutes, no maximum fee
18:00 ? 08:00 100 yen per 60 minutes (Maximum fee 300 yen)

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