Comfort Hotel Hamamatsu
Phone: (81) 53 450 6111
Fax: (81) 53 450 6112
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Tu to Sa from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PMA sprawling sanctuary with one of the largest zoos in Asia, botanical gardens, and an amusement park, established before World War II, the zoo has an impressive pedigree. Traditional favorites include lions, tigers and bears as well as elephants and giraffes. Also popular are a koala exhibit and tiny medaka tropical fish that flew on the space shuttle with one of Japan's astronauts. The recently built Higashiyama Sky Tower, with observation decks and a restaurant 100 meters off the ground, offers a panoramic view of the area.