Kyoto Botanical Garden, Kyoto

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#11 of 66 in Parks in Kyoto
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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  • October 2, 2017
    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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  • September 29, 2017
    Because the kid lived nearby elementary school's sketch contests was always here. Toys please children in a large square when I was little there was has become adults no longer place it is now. From the front entrance, straight forward and small space on your left. There are many books and bookcases shaped like mushrooms. The only one here happily for me who loves books, children's books, as well as the Termini natural science are many and one. Entering here will also see plant Botanical Garden, so of course a fun alone and feel a calm restless mind. When you feel tired, and natural foot points. Park is all over the place many equipped bench, sit down, good. I think Mt. Hiei from rose garden here is most beautiful. Affordable annual passport and.
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  • September 21, 2017
    The Kyoto Botanical Garden isn't up there with some of the other urban gardens we've visited but is nonetheless worth a trip for a pleasant hour or two. It's compact and manageable, being divided into...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • March 21, 2017
    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!! 🤗
  • May 16, 2017
    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!
  • July 12, 2017
    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.
  • April 16, 2017
    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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