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  • Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shimogamohangichou
    Opened in 1924, this is Japan’s oldest public botanical garden. Some 120 thousand plants grow on the garden’s spacious grounds, spanning some 12 thousand varieties. The south side of the garden features the front entrance flower beds blooming with seasonal flowers, a rose garden, and one of the largest greenhouses in Japan, were visitors can enjoy rare tropical plants such as welwitschia and baobab. The north side of the garden includes the virgin Nakaragi Forest and a garden presenting a natural plant ecology as well as cherry trees, Japanese apricot trees, and Japanese irises. The cherry tree blossoms from mid-March to late April are truly splendid and their illumination at night is a must-see. Children of junior high school age and younger as well as senior citizens 70 years of age and older may enter free. Kitayama Station is the closest station to the garden.

    京都府立植物園内にあり、疲れた時に休めますが、紅葉の見頃である寒い季節に行ったためかガラガラでした。

  • Maruyama Park
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Maruyamachou
    Established in 1886, Maruyama Park is the oldest park in Kyoto City and is a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty. A strolling garden built around a central pond created by the famed Ogawa Jihei VII, the graceful design makes use of natural hills. The garden vicinity is dotted with buildings such as a traditional Japanese ryotei restaurant, tea house, and the Maruyama Park Concert Hall as well as numerous other points of note, including Basho’s Hermitage and bronze statues of Sakamoto Ryoma and Nakaoka Shintaro. Also famous for its “Gion weeping cherry trees,” the beauty of the park’s cherries illuminated at night have become a must-see symbol of Kyoto. Gion-Shijo Station is the closest station to the park.
  • Shinsen-en
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    Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Nakagyo-ku Oike Shinsen'en-cho, Higashi Nyuru temple town 166
    A garden located in the southern part of the grounds of Nijo Castle in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City that was originally an imperial garden that adjoined Heian Palace. The spacious grounds include a large pond said to be the home of a dragon god, an island in the pond, a stream, and a forest. Emperors, court nobles, and aristocrats once held parties here. A ceremony held here in 863 to appease the spirits of the deceased due to a disease epidemic is the origin of the Gion Festival. Legend has it that the samurai Minamoto no Yoshitsune met his wife, Shizuka Gozen, here as well. Each year from May 1 to 4, the Dainenbutsu Kyogen comic pantomime is held at the Kyogendo Hall, an event which includes the Shinsenen Festival.

    We went here after missing Nijo castles last admission. It’s quite and tranquil. Nice get away from the tourist and a place to rest.

  • Uji City Botanical Park
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    Kyoto Ujishi Hironochou Hachikenyadani 25-1
    This public park in Uji City, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture lies on a hilly area adjoining the Yamashiro Sogo Undo Koen athletic park. With 3,675 planters and a huge tiered platform, it boasts one of Japan’s largest multi-storey flower beds—the famous “Flower and Water Tapestry”—and a variety of patterns are on display depending on the season. There are a number of noteworthy spots including a greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants and a garden of flowering trees. The spring has cherry blossoms, the autumn has changing colored leaves, and from the end of May across June one can see watch fireflies floating among the trees.

    土日の昼間は小さいお子さんの家族連れが多いです。思ってた以上に見応えがあって、楽しめました!夏場は蛍鑑賞などもしているそうで、夜もたくさんの人で賑わっていました。

  • Kyoto City Rakusai Bamboo Park
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nishikyou-ku Oekitafukunishichou 2-300-3
    "A botanical garden visible from the south side entrance a five-minute walk from the ""Minamifukunishi-cho (Chikurinkoen-mae)"" bus stop. Oe and Oharano were once known for their abundant production of bamboo, but when these areas were developed, much of the bamboo was lost, and thus this park was opened in 1981 to preserve a portion of natural bamboo forest. An ecological garden modeled after a traditional Japanese garden, some 110 varieties of bamboo grow on the park's 5,000 square meter grounds. Visitors can walk the grounds and take in the forest, koi swimming in ponds, and waterfalls. There's also a bamboo museum and the Dodobashi Bridge, the site of a battle during the Onin War."

    In an effort to see beautiful bamboo but avoid the crowds at the popular Arashiyama site, we found this cute park. We just used google maps to take public transportation and walked here. There’s...

  • Kyoto Tanba-Kameoka Yume Cosmos Garden
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    Kyoto Kameoka-shi Yoshikawacho Sogabecho Chinai Kameoka Undokoen Gymnasium East side
    This garden is a place where visitors can enjoy around 20 varieties of cosmos flowers from late September to late October each year. During the open season, the garden sells cut flowers and seasonal flowers. Visitors can also pick flowers to take home for a fee. The garden also hosts the Tanba Ajiwaiichi, a food market where visitors can buy local specialties and fresh vegetables from Tanba and Kameoka and enjoy great food.
  • Nipponshinyakuyamashinashokubutu Museum
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    Kyoto Pref. Kyoutoshi Yamashina-ku Oyakesakanotsujichou 39
  • Kyoto Yakka Univ Fuzokuyakuyo Botanical Garden
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    Kyoto Pref. Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Hinohayashi 39
  • Takedayakuhinkogyo Kyoto Yakuyo Botanical Garden
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    Kyoto Pref. Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ichijoujitakenouchichou 11
  • Tominami Univ Yakugakubufuzokuyakuyo Botanical Garden
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    Osaka Met. Hirakatashi Nagaotougechou 45-1
  • Zaidanhojin Kyoto Engeikurabu
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shimogamohangichou 1
  • Yakuno Begonia En
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    Kyoto Fukuchiyamashi Yakunochouhirano 2150
  • Shozan Resort Kyoto
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Kinugasakagamishichou 47

    ハーヴェスト京都鷹ヶ峰の中にあります。朝ご飯は、和食と洋食の両方が楽しめるようになっており、京都らしく出汁茶漬けがあるのが良いですね。お漬物も美味しい。

  • Hana Go OKADA
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    Kyoto Kyotango-shi Aminocho Kitsu Oka
  • Sagano Green Oasis
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Sagatenryujikurumamichicho
  • Fukuchiyama Toshiryokuka Botanical Garden Small Terra
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    Kyoto Fukuchiyamashi Izaki 377-1

    なかなか、興味深い植物があるし、 季節のお花も咲いていました。 学校からの見学には、最適な植物園だと思いました。

  • Ayabe Hanashobu Sono
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    Kyoto Ayabe-shi
  • Rurikeimidoritoikoino Park
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    Kyoto Nantanshi Sonobechouokawachi Urata 12-1
  • Kyoto Daigaku Faculty of Science Associated Botanical garden
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Kitashirakawa Nishimachi

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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