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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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  • Admission was just to see the lights because it's normally in the evening in the end of the season, was lit up. So feel the location of the Botanical Garden of the day was beautiful, said the Director of dark and light is beautiful, and is what motivates the illusion!. Very good, because they did not pay... until a few years ago residents of more than 60-year-old was free, but one day suddenly, to more than 70-year-old lifted away... not next year, at the end of the 0/2017 and I not free... baby boomers who dogs such as raising the age to suddenly without prior consensus of what the residents and fish increased from nothing but the tyranny of the Government in not too. I never heard talk about struggling to stay in Kyoto zuuu and I. So the "good" but normally does not evaluate.
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  • If you need a break from all the temples in Kyoto its the perfect spot; very big and peaceful garden with no tourists has a beautiful bonsai collection and great atmosphere! !! We also saw there a liv...  more »
  • 園區非常遼闊,一年四季都有美麗的植物可觀賞, 這次到訪,正是楓紅時節, 荷花池畔楓樹環繞,美得令人流連忘返! 園區內鳥鳴聲此起彼落,悅耳動聽! 這裡是一個非常適合一家老小旅遊的景點! 
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  • We went to Kyoto Botanical Gardens beginning of April when the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. They have a huge variety of trees and blossoms colors ranging from white to dark pink, to film and appreciate to your hearts delight. You can find a grassy spot and picnic or just rest your legs. If you wander on some of the smaller paths there are some Japanese gardens, indigenous forests and amazing tulips and other flowers too.. and you might even spot a bridal couple posing for some wedding pics somewhere. The garden is also magnificent in autumn when everything wrapped in golds and browns. Or in winter, when it snows. Also, certain times of the year you are allowed to enter at night and appreciate the lit up gardens after dusk. So, whichever time of year you go, you will be able to brag with some gorgeous pictures and quiet places where it's just you and nature.
  • Kyoto Botanical garden : Built on the corner of Kitayama street and Kamo River this botanical garden in Kyoto is the very first municipal botanical garden ever built in Japan. They opened the facility in 1924. The place offers seasonal highlights for all year around. This family oriented garden built on a space of approximately 240,000 ㎡ is a great choice for a picnic and a school excursion for the locals to enjoy the day. Another gate of exit is very close to the corner of Kitaoji street and Kamo River. It is common among some locals to visit here 4 times a year in each season. This place is absolutely a choice whenever you get stuck with your ideas on where to go, since they constantly come up with new arrangements. The place is designed to change itself gradually in cycle along with change of the season. It is one of the finest botanical gardens in all of Japan. ( Trans-word+ : TGM Kyoto Guide )
  • It's quiet, peaceful and during fall the trees in their different colors are truly beautiful.
  • To be honest, felt a bit dowdy after all those meticulously maintained temple gardens. Not fair, since this place is far larger, but that's the way it is
  • Scenic. Green. Many many plants. Easy to spend hours here without seeing the same things.