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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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kyoto itinerary maker.
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  • Is a botanical garden in sakyo-Ku, Kyoto and the Kyoto Botanical Garden (Kyoto and furitsu picnic). As Japan's first public Botanical Garden was opened on 1/1/1924. As celebrate the accession to the throne of Emperor Taisho, organized by the "enthronement ceremony commemorating Kyoto large Exposition held land in 1913 (0/1913) land purchased by Kyoto. But the opposition of the Parliament will not be held at the exposition and Botanical Garden is planned as an alternative to the determined Tome Memorial botanical gardens established in 1915 (0/1915). Construction began in 1917, (0/1917), half-Woods of the grounds is as precious natural forests leave the yamashiro basin of ancient vegetation in intact to make the design is made, half-wood was retained in the park without having to relocate the shrine. 11/1923, began publishing from January 1 next year also. 4/1961, the withdrawal of the Allied forces occupied army housing is constructed as alternate sites for the Imperial was forced to closed down from 1946 (0/1946) for 12 years, took over the Confederate States Army and, after World War II, the original plan was that from next to the requisition and returned to 12/12/1957 12 years old was back. In the Park on a vast area of 24 hectares approximately 12,000 type about 120000 plants are planted. Botanical Garden current premises, until the Meiji era outside the boundary of Kamigamo shrine is a countryside with Woods at the end in a half-tree shrine and the shrine (half-tree forest).
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  • Did already visit many gardens in the world but it's difficult to overrule this one. What a garden! Different styles and themed gardens all in one park! I mention the stunning Lotus flower ponds, the ...  more »
  • An impromptu trip to this garden was well worth it! Our family of 2 adults and 2 kids enjoyed it. There was plenty of room to stretch your legs and a playground for the kids. The flowers/trees/fountai...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Amazing 200 yen place. Really worth it. I highly recommend, whether for a picnic, a long half-day hike or a small walk around one of the areas, gardens or themed parts of them. 2 entrance, north and south, a cafe available in the middle, and more garden awesomeness in the covered place... But I'll keep that one for next time. Enjoy Sakura there!! 🤗
  • Lovely spot! Not too crowded, and very easy going, entrance is cheap and you can also picnic. It's a nice thing to do In Kyoto if you'd like to explore without being anywhere too crowded, touristy or rushed!
  • This place is ideal for walks in the park, picnics amd just chilling out with friends and family. Would be awesome during peak cherry blossom season.
  • For the price 200¥ it's a must. Roses bloom until November. In spring it's naturally the most beautiful, but also most crowded. Glasshouse is another 200¥, I recommend it if you like that kind of stuff.

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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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