The University of Tokyo Botanical Garden, Bunkyo

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The Koishikawa Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens with arboretum operated by the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science. They are located at 3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan, and open daily except Mondays; an admission fee is charged.The gardens date to 1684, when the 5th Tokugawa shogun, Tsunayoshi, established the Koishikawa Medicinal Herb Garden. In 1877, after the Meiji Restoration, they became a part of the university and the birthplace of Japanese botanical research. Today research activities are focused on the evolution, phylogenetic systematics, and physiology of higher plants.The gardens' collections contain some 4,000 plant species, including 1,400 hardy woody species, 1,500 hardy herbaceous species, and 1,100 tropical and subtropical species. Notable outdoor collections include camellias, cherries, maples, Japanese primroses, bonsai trees, and alpine plants. A particular strength are the wild-collected species from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China.
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  • Decades can go to live in Tokyo, even though they hadn't. I went for the first time was last year. At that time had no time, so again went into the new year, but nature and the smell and the air is unbearably, and the like. Alone without flowers, alone are sitting on the bench sat around a happy (laughs) pot will have. To the person you want naturally by sprawling parks just like, and might take a look at go please. It is also a place during the cherry blossom season is terrible especially promising, less people personally and you want to go.
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  • Adults: 400 Yen. Partially bloomed flowers of plum and cherry blossom., it is only a small part. It is a little early to see the flowers. Because the road is not maintained during the women recommend non-heel shoes. So in the soil.
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  • Is the Botanical Garden of the University, many types of flowers can be enjoyed in every season. In particular, plum and cherry trees be planted many varieties, guests can enjoy a long period of time. You can also then fresh air.
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  • This is a superb collection of trees and shrubs. All clearly labelled. Perfect for botonists plant lovers and tree enthusiasts. There are lawns to picnic on and it's very family friendly. This very important sure if scientific interest is not overall manicured but very natural. Explore. There are ponds. Lovely old buildings. Just the first time it's a bit hard to find the entrance. Print off directions and the name. Anyone will help you. The area around the park is full of interesting shops and local history.
  • It was lovely in Autumn time. However Hanami is better!
  • Very interesting park with lots of plants from all over the world. Nice for a walk. But it would be much cheaper to go to Shinjuku Gyoen National Park.
  • Disappointingly ill-kept. Weedy herbal garden where you can be pretty sure the plant that is supposed to be there has already been choked out.
  • It's the botanic garden of the Tokyo university without any really spectacular plants, more the regular sorts. But maybe this is exactly what makes this place worth visiting. Special are some memorials like Newton's apple tree. Currently the greenhouses aren't accessible, so I can't speak about the plants there.

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