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The hugely popular summer event "Night Zoo" will be held at Nonhoi Park in Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture in 2024! "Night Museum" and "Night Jungle" will also be held at the same time! This year is also a special year, marking the 70th anniversary of the zoo's opening! Please look forward to it!

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What is Night Zoo?

Night Zoo is a hugely popular event held every summer at Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Gardens (commonly known as Nonhoi Park) in Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture. Not only are there Night Zoo-exclusive events such as zookeeper commentary and feeding, but there is also unlimited rides on the attractions at the amusement park in the park, and special events called Night Museum and Night Jungle are held at the Natural History Museum and Botanical Gardens. There is so much excitement that you can't see it all in one night.

2024 Dates

◆Dates: July 20th (Saturday), July 21st (Sunday), July 27th (Saturday), July 28th (Sunday), Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in August, August 13th (Tuesday) to August 15th (Thursday), Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in September

◆Opening hours: 17:00-21:00

*On Night Zoo days, the zoo will be open until 4:00 p.m.

*If it rains, the event will be canceled and an announcement will be made on the official website on the day of the event. https://www.nonhoi.jp/

Access to the Night Zoo venue

The Night Zoo will be held at Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Gardens (Nonhoi Park). Get off at Toyohashi Station on the Shinkansen line, then take the JR Tokaido Main Line to Futagawa Station, which is one stop (5 minutes) away, and walk for 6 minutes from the south exit. From Futagawa Station, there is only one road. When you see the landmark Ferris wheel in front of you, you have almost arrived. You can even hear the cries of the animals, which makes it very immersive!

How to enjoy the Night Zoo

The "Night Zoo" is a summer tradition at Nonhoi Park that is well-received by many visitors every year. Many animals, including lions, live at Nonhoi Park, and the animals that cool off in the shade of the trees during the day become active as the sun goes down, eating and taking walks. At the "Night Zoo," you can see the natural behavior of animals right before your eyes, such as lions standing on rocks, elephants enjoying a bath, and zebras relaxing in a savanna-like enclosure.

Night Zoo Event Details

・Dates: July 20th, 2024 (Saturday), July 21st (Sunday), July 27th (Saturday), July 28th (Sunday), Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays in August,

August 13th (Tuesday) to August 15th (Thursday), Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in September

・Event time: 17:00-21:00

Location: 1-238 Oana, Oiwacho, Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture (within Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Gardens)

Admission fee: To be determined (to be announced around the end of June 2024)

・Nearest station: JR Tokaido Line Futagawa Station (approximately 6 minutes walk)

・Official website: https://www.nonhoi.jp/

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