Kyoto Botanical Garden, Kyoto

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A hidden gem in the city, Kyoto Botanical Garden offers one of the more comprehensive collections of plants in the country. Established in 1924, the gardens feature open lawns, vibrant flowerbeds, ponds filled with flowering lilies, and groves of cherry and maple. Stop in the conservatories to see a wealth of tropical vegetation, and consider bringing along a picnic to enjoy on one of the quiet lawns. If the season's right, you'll see the bloom of cherry blossoms during spring (supposedly lingering longer than most), or the autumnal colorings of the maple trees. Put Kyoto Botanical Garden and other Kyoto attractions into our Kyoto sightseeing planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • From Subway Karasuma Line station and right next to the entrance. Than I thought in the flowers of the seasons you can enjoy at 200 yen admission fee. By utilizing the natural configuration of the greenhouse. There are many sunny days in the central square lunch, sit next to people.
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  • You can feel free to visit because it is cheaper. Depending on the season and lit up, I think. Many nearby restaurants.
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  • Maple Red time, visitors become less, the market changes small to write students, birds, photography, the wedding photo of the new couple of 200 yuan, you can leisurely in the botanical garden for a walk is worth, the subway can be straight!
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  • It's a huge park so it's a perfect place to take a relaxed stroll. They have a rose garden, a green huge greenhouse, and a Japanese garden. Wide selection of beautiful flowers. The whole park is nicely maintained. Highly recommended.
  • Even in the fall, past the blooming season of most of their flowers, these gardens were beautiful. Very pleasantly uncrowded and peaceful. They have a wide variety of different species of flora, and they also have an English map and informational pamphlet. A walk around them takes around four hours if you're planning on taking anything but a brief look.
  • A disgrace to Kyoto during autumn. Lots of weeds and many areas that look interesting closed to public. New gardeners need to be employed. I wondered why it was cheap to enter. Worst botanical garden I have been to. Pictures on website aren't a reflection of the actual gardens. Extremely disappointed.
  • Beautiful garden at a cheap price. A lot of plants, trees and flowers that look amazing and if you are lucky, you’ll might spot a majestic bird of prey.
  • One of the best gardens I have been to in the world. Sprawling acres of meticulously maintained grounds with one of the larger conservatories. The conservatory itself houses multiple distinct climate regions with many unusual plants whose care is forefront. The day I was there they were having a Bonsai exhibition with one of the trees being over 500 years old.

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Kyoto spoils visitors for choice when it comes to good accommodations, offering everything from traditional ryokans to luxury Western-style hotels. In a city used to receiving foreign travelers, you'll find that most establishments know exactly what to offer tourists and how to help newcomers to the area. To avoid paying premium prices during the cherry blossom season, consider staying in Osaka, located just a 30-minute train ride away. If you must stay in Kyoto itself, keep in mind that centrally located hotels charge more than those in the outer neighborhoods.
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