Sights to See
Botanical Garden

Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park lies in the city of Toyohashi, Aichi, just bordering Shizuoka prefecture to its east. Known as “Nonhoi Park” to locals, the zoological and botanical park is must-visit when in Toyohashi.
Aside from a zoo and a botanical garden, there is an amusement park area and a natural history museum within the facility grounds. Visit “Nonhoi Park” for a fun, unique zoo and amusement experience!


Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park opened in 1970. The zoo expanded in its following decades, and is now a multi-functional amusement facility.

Entering the 1990s, the zoo opened up new, unique exhibits such as the Monkey Deck and Australia Zone. Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park continues to thrive today for visitors to have an amazing zoo experience.

Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park Aerial View

Amusement park view

Inside the Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park

Museum of Natural History – 自然史博物館

The Museum of Natural History opened in 1988, and has brought in over 14 million visitors since its launch. It all began when a fossil of the Edmontosaurus dinosaur was purchased from a museum in Colorado. There are now 12 dinosaur fossils in total on display in the museum.

Inside the museum, there are hands-on activities with the dinosaur fossils and games to help further deepen visitors’ knowledge. The dinosaur fossil exhibit is fun and fascinating for visitors of all ages.

Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Fossil

Dinosaur Fossil

The Giant Screen Theater in the museum measures 13 meters high and 18 meters wide. You can watch documentaries and shows about dinosaurs and animals on this massive screen.

Fees for the Giant Screen Theater are an additional cost.

Monkey Deck – サルデッキ

The Monkey Deck was made in 2008, and shelters 7 different species of monkeys. Many of the monkeys spend much of their time on trees, so there is a special viewing area set up at eye-level with the trees.

Toyohashi zoo and botanical park monkey deck

Monkeys in the monkey deck

Polar Animals Exhibit – 極地動物館

Toyohashi Zoo has a Polar Animals Exhibit, where animals that live on either one of the poles, such as penguins, seals and polar bears, are sheltered. Here, you can watch the animals get fed.

The polar bear feeding session is popular, and you can watch twice a day (at 11:00a.m. and 2:30p.m.)

Botanical Garden

Monet Corner – モネコーナー

The Monet Corner takes heavy inspiration from the world-renowned French impressionist, Claude Monet. The garden is home to water lilies, weeping willows and wisterias, all familiar in Monet’s works.

Toyohashi zoo and botanical park monet corner weeping willows and wisterias

Water liles in the Monet Corner

Grand Flower Garden – 大花壇

The Grand Flower Garden can be found right as you enter the Botanical Gardens. Over 30,000 flowers are planted in the garden, and is a spectacular view from the garden’s observatory.

The observatory is free of charge, and you can also get a view of the entire city of Toyohashi.

Toyohashi zoo and botanical park grand flower garden's flowers

Grand Flower Garden

Grand Conservatory – 温室

The Grand Conservatory is a greenhouse with an area of 2,700 square meters. Over 850 species of tropical and subtropical plants are grown in here. A jungle environment is replicated very precisely, and it will make you feel like you are out of Japan and in a tropical rain forest.


Animal Feeding (Every Weekend)

Every weekend, visitors can experience feeding animals. On Saturdays, you can feed kangaroos and zebras, and on Sundays you can feed monkeys. The event is first come first served, and the first 15-30 people are granted entry.

Fee: ¥100 - ¥200

Toyohashi zoo and botanical park animal feeding event

Feed animals on Saturdays and Sundays!

Night Zoo (August)

From mid-August to mid-September, Nonhoi Park is open until 9:00p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. You can witness nocturnal animals in action at the zoo or go on rides even after sunset.

During the Night Zoo event, some of the rides in the amusement park are all-you-can-ride, and much of the premise is lit up for a romantic atmosphere.

【Night Zoo hours】
August: 5:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
September: 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.


Nearest station: Futagawa Station 二川駅

From Nagoya Station 名古屋駅

【Nagoya Sta.】JR Tokaido Main Line Rapid Express / for Toyohashi
→【Toyohashi Sta.】JR Tokaido Main Line / for Hamamatsu
→【Futagawa Sta.】about a 15-minute walk

From Hamamatsu Station 浜松駅

【Hamamatsu Sta.】JR Tokaido Main Line / for Toyohashi
→【Futagawa Sta.】about a 15-minute walk

From Toyohashi Station 豊橋駅

【Toyohashi Sta.】JR Tokaido Main Line / for Toyohashi
→【Futagawa Sta.】about a 15-minute walk

Don’t forget to visit the amusement park area!

Aside from the zoo and botanical garden area, Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Garden also has a fun amusement park area. Take your friends and family and learn and play all day at Nonhoi Park!

Toyohashi zoo and botanical park amusement park area

Amusement park area


1−238 Oana, Oiwa-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi
9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. (last admission at 4:00p.m.)
Mondays and year-end holidays
General: ¥600
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥100
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