Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden
The Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden (熱川バナナワニ園, Atagawa Banana Wani En) is a botanical garden with alligators located in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park at 971-9 Naramoto, Higashiizu-cho, Kamo, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is open daily. An admission fee is charged.
|Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden|
|Location||Higashiizu, Shizuoka, Japan|
The garden opened in 1958. According to Kawata, in 2004 it contained 29 reptile species (349 specimens) in its zoo. The garden also contains a tropical botanical garden and fruit garden heated by hot spring water, with a lotus greenhouse (giant lotus, etc.), main greenhouse (hibiscus, orchid, etc.) and annex greenhouse (banana, papaya, pineapple, etc.). Other plants include bougainvillea.
- Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden (Japanese)
- Shizuoka Guide entry
- A List of Plants in Atagawa Tropical Garden & Alligator Farm 1972, paperback, 1972.
- Ken Kawata, "Reptiles in Japanese Collections, Part 2: Squamates and Crocodilians, 1999", International Zoo News, vol. 51/2, no. 331, March 2004. .