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The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden高知県立牧野植物園

Botanical Garden

The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden is located at Godai-san, Kochi City. Opened in 1958, it is Japan’s most precious general botanical garden. Besides the nearly 3,000 different species of plants that are cultivated in the Botanical Garden, there are also special exhibition rooms and botanical classrooms etc. that both adults and children will enjoy visiting; a wide variety of special events are held throughout the year. There are also displays about the achievements of Dr. Tomitaro Makino, the world-renowned botanist. In 1999, the Makino Museum of Plants & People was opened within the Botanical Garden in honor of Dr. Makino. The Botanical Garden is approximately 30 minutes by bus from JR Kochi Station.


Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Godaisan 4200-6

phone 0888822601


Review of The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden

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Reviewed:2018/10/12 Excellent botanical gardens with much to see.
The "Father of Japanese Botany" Tomitaro Makino, founded this place and it contains many of the species that he named along with thousands of other plants and trees. Great location, on the slopes of...
Reviewed:2018/06/22 Beautiful gardens
There is much to see and enjoy in these lovely gardens. You can easily spend a few hours here. Don;t miss the conservatory.
Reviewed:2018/05/13 Don't miss this garden
This is the one of the most beautiful gardens I have seen and the conservatories are stunning. We were also lucky enough to see some of the cherry blossoms in bloom. Even better, if you leave by the...

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Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Godaisan 4200-6 [map]



New Year's Holiday(12/27-1/1)
[Admission fee] General 720 Yen (Free for high school students and younger)
Association 620 Yen (20 people and above)
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