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Botanical Garden Spots in Hyogo Area

  • Aramaki Rose Park
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    4.5
    71 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Itamishi Aramaki 6-5-50
    "A garden adjoining Midori no Plaza a 10-minute drive from the Takarazuka interchange on the Chugoku Expressway. Some 10 thousand rose plants spanning around 250 varieties from countries around the world grow in the garden. The garden is divided into a local rose garden planted with varieties like the Madam Violet and Amatsu Otome, a cultivar created in Itami City and named after a popular opera star of the time; and the ""Hasselt"" garden named after Itami's sister city in Belgium. The best time to see the garden's roses is from mid-May to mid-June and from mid-October to mid-November."

    I have been here a number of times in different seasons. Peaceful place, and such a variety. There is also an interesting walk along a nearby waterway.

  • Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center
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    Hyougo Pref. Kasaishi Toyokurachou Iimori 1282-1
    "A park located right next to the ""Flower Center Seimon-mae"" bus stop. The park is divided into two areas-one consisting of Kamenokura Pond and the flower beds encircling it, and another a flower garden where similar flowers are grown. In total, a combined 4,500 varieties of wild and garden plants grow on the grounds. The park's pond is a gathering ground for waterfowl and here visitors can take in an abundance of natural beauty, including an untouched pine woods. In the park's large greenhouse, tropical plants and carnivorous plants are grown in different areas; there's also a cafe here where visitors can enjoy a cup of tea while taking in the flowers. Other park facilities include a garden shop, observatory, and log house."
  • Nishinomiya Kitayama Botanical Garden
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    Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Kitayamachou 1-1
    This botanical garden is 15 minutes by bus from Hankyu Electric Railway's Shukugawa Station. Surrounded by lush mountains, it's packed with flower beds and is a model of urban greening and household horticulture. Visitors take in flower beds with rose and hydrangea plantings, border beds with a variety of blooming flowers throughout the year, beds with medicinal plants, and more. In addition to selling seasonal plants and their own soil mixture, they also welcome horticultural consultations with their experts. The elegant sukiyazukuri-style Kitayama Sanso adorns the grounds, as well as a Japanese garden with splendid scenery including a water cascade, Kitayama cedars, and colorful leaves in autumn.
  • Lavender Park Taka
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    Hyougo Pref. Takaguntakachou Kami-ku Todoroki 799-127
    Located on Prefectural Route 78 heading from National Route 427 toward Tamba City, this is the largest lavender garden in western Japan. Approximately 20 thousand lavender bushes raised by the locals are planted across the roughly five-hectare site. The best time to visit is from mid-May to mid-July. Climb the hill to the plaza and you'll get a great view of the lavender and terraced rice fields. At the park's program center, you can get creative and try making dried flowers and lavender bouquets. It gets crowded with tourists in July when they hold their Lavender Festival.
  • Tamba Municipal Yakusoyakuju Park
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    Hyougo Pref. Tambashi Sannanchouwada 338-1
    This interesting botanical garden grows about 300 kinds of herbs and medicinal plants including angsana and chameleon plant. Some varieties used in traditional Chinese medicine are incorporated into the healthful yakuzen ryori cuisine served at their restaurant. Their souvenir shop sells popular herbal teas, well known sweets, and local Tamba sake. Their Yukobo studio holds workshops that include herb dyeing and bread making for kids. Their day-use hot spring spa Tamba-no-Yu uses a blend of eleven kinds of medicinal herbs in the water and has facilities that both kids and adults will enjoy.
  • Kiseki no Hoshi Botanical Museum at Awaji Yumebutai in Hyogo Prefecture
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    Hyougo Pref. Awajishi Yumebutai 4
    "This botanical museum is part of the Awaji Yumebutai leisure complex. They have about 3,000 varieties and 30,000 individual plants on display year-round, organized around a concept of ""exploring flowers and greenery with the senses."" They hold seasonal events, plant related programs, and occasional special exhibitions where you can view a variety of elaborate flower displays. Their shop sells seasonal flowers and flower themed gifts, and the cafe offers herbal tea and local Awaji fare."
  • Tajima Plateau Botanical Gardens
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Mikatagunkamichou Muraoka-ku Wachi 709
    A botanical garden located in Wachi, Muraoka Ward, Kami Town, Mikata County, Hyogo Prefecture. The Katsura no Sennensui spring, selected for inclusion in a list of the Top 100 Heisei Famous Water, wells up from the ground on the garden's 17 hectare grounds. There's also a giant Japanese Judas tree that's over 1,000 years old (the spring's namesake). Some 2,000 varieties of plants grow here and a wide variety of insects live in the garden as well. In addition, there is an adjoining restaurant. The garden holds events such as forest yoga, garden concerts, a seasonal tree house restaurant, and an igloo restaurant.

    国道から、車で15分ほどくねくね上がったところにありました。 広い敷地内を自由に散策できますが、日の当たり具合で気温の変化があり、自然をたっぷり感じられました。 もちろん、樹齢千年のカツラの木は圧巻で、湧水も美味しかったです。

  • Himeji Rose Garden
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Himejishi Toyotomichou Toyotomi 2222
    This rose garden is in Toyotomi, Toyotomi-cho, Himeji City. It showcases about 800 species and 3,500 individual plants including old rose, mother rose, and modern rose varieties. Their spring season is from May to June, and in autumn they're open from October to November. They also hold various workshops, live music events, and provide gardening consultation.

    台風21号の直後に訪問しました 受付の方から台風でバラの一部に被害があったとの案内、それでも園内に入ると多くの種類(パンフレットは800種・3,500株の案内)のバラが綺麗に咲いていて、園内のあちらこちらにテーブルとイスがあるので一息出来ます。 ショップとカフェがあり、カフェでは軽食とドリンクのバラずくしメニューもありました。 入園料は¥500(今回は台風の影響があるとの事で400)、駐車場は無...

  • Sorakuen Garden
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    4.0
    95 Reviews
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Nakayamatedori 5-3-1
    A Japanese garden in the style of a path around a central pond which includes a waterfall, stepping stones, stone bridge, and pond on spacious 20 thousand square meter grounds. The garden is famous for its azaleas in spring and fall foliage in autumn. Originally the garden in the principle home of Kodera Taijiro, a retainer of Sanda Domain, the garden was started in 1885 and completed in the late Meiji period. Visitors can enjoy scenery blending Western and Japanese sights, including a great camphor tree said to be 500 years old; the Old Hassam Residence, an Important Cultural Property moved here from the Ijinkan-gai area; the only remaining original river pleasure boat in Japan, and a team room.

    A little bit hidden in an unpleasend neighbourhood Sorakuen Garden can be found. Its very nice to sit at the side of the lake and feel the totally calm atmosphere yet see the large city buildings in...

  • Kobe Municipal Arboretum
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Yamadachoushimotanigami 1-2
    This arboretum sits on an extensive area which covers 142.6 hectares in total, and is located on Mt. Rokko in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. They raise and exhibit various plants at the arboretum, focusing on a total of roughly 1,200 species of Japanese and foreign woody plant, and the areas are divided up based on their place of origin such as Asia, Europe and North America. It is famous for its seasonal flowers such as it having 25 varieties and 350 species including 50,000 hydrangea plants, roughly 4,000 rhododendron, azalea and cherry trees. You can also enjoy the leaves changing colors in autumn with such as Hananoki (Japanese Red Maple) and Iroha Momiji (Japanese Maple). There is a free shuttle bus from Kita Suzurandai Station.
  • Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Nada-ku Rokkousanchou Kitarokkou 4512-150
    This is an historic botanical garden which opened in 1933 near the top of Mt. Rokko in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. Approximately 1,500 species of alpine plants and plants from cold climates from around the world are planted in the garden of about 50,000 square meters making use of the climate which is similar to the southern part of Hokkaido. Highlights include various rock gardens, flower gardens and wetlands where alpine plants can be viewed in an environment close to an alpine setting. In addition to enjoying seasonal flowers and the colors of the autumn leaves, visitors can enjoy coffee, sweets, light refreshments and other items at a mountain-lodge-style café where sunbeam shines through branches of trees.

    Tranquil. Lovely laid out gardens which is not overly crowded with either locals or tourists. Easy access from cablecar with connecting bus.

  • Kobe Animal Kingdom
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    Hyogo Kobe-shi Chuo-ku Minatojimaminamimachi 7-1-9
  • Himeji City Tegarayama Botanical Garden
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    Hyougo Pref. Himejishi Tegara 93
    This botanical garden is located in Tegarayama Chuo Park. The greenhouses of two different sizes, you can see 25,000 flowers of 1,500 species in 120 families including tropical, subtropical and desert plants, with mainly cacti, orchids, begonias and carnivorous plants. In addition, there is a greenhouse just for fringed orchid, the flower of Himeji City, and it is a place where city residents come to relax and see flowers no matter the season. Various exhibitions are held in the brick plaza such as for Western orchids and begonias. In addition, you can enjoy a view overlooking Himeji City from the deck terrace. You can also spend time surrounded by flowers with a unique rock garden, herb garden and flowerbeds.
  • Chikusa Kogen Nature Land
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Hyogo Shiso-shi Chigusacho Nishigochi 1047-218
    A auto campground situated along Prefectural Route 72 in Nishigouchi, Chikusa-cho, Shiso City. Situated 900 meters above sea level, the campground has 35 campsites. The campground is open from late April and customers can enjoy camping in a lush natural environment surrounded by forest and streams. From late June to mid-July, guests can also see fireflies. In winter, the site is operated as Chikusa Kogen Ski Resort.

    家族でスキーに行きました。 何度か行った事がありますが、若い方が少ないので子供連れでも比較的安全にスキーを楽しめやすいです。 マナーのなっていない若い人があまりいない印象です。

  • Nishiwaki Tatuhigashiharima Volks A garden Kurodasho
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    Hyougo Pref. Nishiwakishi Kurodashouchoukita Akiya mouth 1518-1
  • Kobe Yakka Univ Yakuyo Botanical Garden
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Higashinada-ku Motoyamakitamachi 4-chome 19-1
  • Kobe Fruits Flower Park
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    Hyogo Pref. Kobe City Kita-ku Ozocho-kamiozo2150
  • Kobe Suma Rikyu Park
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    4.0
    139 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyogo Kobe-shi Suma-ku Higashisuma 1-1

    The park has a distinguished history, as the word “rikyu” suggests. The word means a palace for pleasure, and it used to be owned by Imperial Household. Since the ancient times, Suma was well known...

  • Hanatomidorinomachisuishin Ctr
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Suwayamachou 2-8
  • Hananojutan
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    Hyougo Pref. Sandashi Eitakuji 170

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Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture's main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country's most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.

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