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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  • I visited Kyoto Botanical Garden two weeks ago and I must admit that I enjoyed it very much. From beatuful flowers, some rare trees, perfect bonsai trees, lakes, conservatory and park full of sculpure...  more »
  • We did not plan to visit this place but went there due to some free time and we fell in love with it! Too bad we did not have enough time to enjoy the garden thoroughly. I am not sure about visiting t...  more »
  • Spot GPS games often go so close to working, many people visiting boom last year, or rather lively, was somewhat noisy, but peaceful boom this year, so back to the original quiet peaceful botanical gardens. The greenhouse (entrance fee not included) is recommended.
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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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