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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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  • We spent a couple of hours strolling through this wonderful garden spot. They have Japanese plants, European plants, bamboo groves, roses, water lilies, irises, and a bunch of other sections that I ca...  more »
  • The gardens are actually very large and host an amazing range of flowers and trees. There is an English guide map and most of the names of the plants are also listed in English. From memory the cost t...  more »
  • We paid 200 yen to spend a morning here but with so much to see we spent most of the day. So many attractions bonsai collections, rose gardens, etc.  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!
  • 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.
  • Nice place! A little bit small compare to other botanical garden I visited but really nice place and cheap too