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Tohoku University Botanical Gardens (東北大学植物園)


Botanical Garden

A 12-minute walk from the West 1 Exit of T04 Kokusai Center Station on the Tozai Line subway. A natural botanical garden established by Tohoku University in Aobayama for research and educational purposes. This is the first botanical garden in Japan to be designated a Natural Monument. The main building contains plant and animal specimens and stuffed animals, while alpine plants are planted in the rock garden and Asian skunk cabbage and similar plants can be found in the wetland plant botanical garden area. There are walking paths and a nature park at the site and visitors can go on a small hike while viewing rare plants and also occasionally encounter wild animals such as squirrels and Japanese giant flying squirrels.


Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku Kawauchi 12-2 (SendaiArea)

phone 0227956760

9:00-17:00(Last entry16:00)

Review of Botanical Garden of Tohoku University

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/02/15 Connecting with Nature
Great place to see some wild and rare flowers solely depending on the season you visit. Not so big, yet interesting place to merge yourself with nature!
Reviewed:2016/04/29 Tohoku University Botanical Garden
I would call this an arboretum. We spent a wonderful hour or two walking in this beautiful natural area on a lovely day. I highly recommend it!
Reviewed:2019/06/04 散策にとても良い

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Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku Kawauchi 12-2 [map]
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:00)
Monday (The next day for Public holidays), 12/1-Sunday the spring equinox Sunday
* Temporarily closed to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections (please check the website for future schedules)
[Admission fee]
[Adult] 230yen (Green Sunday/Culture Sunday Free)
[Small/Junior High School Students] 110yen
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Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes (except during disasters such as typhoons, thunderstorms, and heavy rains)
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (Because it is a mountain road, only the exhibition room and front yard are possible)
Infant friendly
Yes (Because it is a mountain road, baby strollers can only be used in the exhibition room and front yard)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Miyagi Areas


          Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it’s the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture’s reputation as one of Japan’s most scenic views.