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Kyoto Botanical Garden (京都府立植物園)


Botanical Garden

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.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shimogamohangichou (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0757010141

9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:00)
[Viewing greenhouse opening Hours] 10:00-16:00 (Admission until 15:30)

Review of Kyoto Botanical Garden

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/01/13 A world away
I have wanted to come here every time Ive visited Kyoto (7 times) but had never made it before. I was looking for somewhere less crowded and to spend some time in nature. That is exactly what I got...
Reviewed:2020/01/03 A walk in the wilderness
Tired of walking around in a city center? When I needed a rest from walking around in the Kyoto, I realized that the Botanical Garden probably would be just the place to rest - and I was right. It is...
Reviewed:2019/12/08 Nice Momiji
We purposely came here to view momiji by late Nov. and there were quite a number of photo-takers took this chance as well. We were happy to see the colors around the ponds and more than three...

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shimogamohangichou [map]
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:00)
[Viewing greenhouse opening Hours] 10:00-16:00 (Admission until 15:30)
[Admission fee] General200yen, High School Students150yen, Junior High School Students and below Free
[Greenhouse Admission fee to view] General200yen, High School Students150yen, Junior High School Students and below Free
* Persons over 70 years old, those with disability certificate Admission fee, greenhouse Admission fee to view Free
Parking Lot
Available (150spaces)
[Passenger car] Within 1 hour per Times 300yen (maximum charge Friday 1,200yen)
[Bus] 2,550yen
Credit Card
Not available
Not available (No smoking in the park)
Not available
English Menu
Available (English version of the garden map)
Temporary suspension:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 7, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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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.