Botanic Garden Hokkaido University, Sapporo

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One of the oldest sites of its kind in Japan, Botanic Garden Hokkaido University provides a home for over 4,000 species of plants. Opened in 1886, the garden suffered severe damage during the 2004 typhoon, but thanks to a quick restoration, rare plants continue to thrive here. See the oldest lilac in the city, and check out the garden's tropical greenhouse and two museums. Plan to visit Botanic Garden Hokkaido University and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sapporo attractions using our Sapporo trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Visited in early August and there were not a lot of flowers. There was a lot of green grass and big trees and many well marked paths to walk. If you like to walk this is great place to go. There was a...  more »
  • I came to Hokkaido in a forest in a quiet hotel you can feel. To believe that such great facility is located in the center of Sapporo.
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  • But there are many more large botanical gardens management is top-class. I thought so. Admire the evolved from the College of agriculture and Faculty of agriculture, Botany's position is unambiguous.
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  • They have an excellent collection. Note that only the greenhouses are open during the winter. The park as a whole is beautiful. If you like plants or beautiful park stroll, this place is for you.
  • Gorgeous. Price of admission is worth it, lots to see, extremely well maintained. Great green space in a dense city area.
  • Both the garden and the greenhouse closed and did not see it. Opening hours differ in winter. Accurate information is needed.
  • We visited the Botanic Gardens in Sapporo to waste some time just prior to leaving. But after visiting, we wonder why this wasn't more highly recommended to us. The gardens are a decent size and show off all the typical Hokkaido trees and shrubs marked with their various names and some explanations (in English). There are two suggested walking paths, each taking well under and hour to complete. The entrance fee may seem a little steep, but it's worth it for the excellent condition the park is kept in. If you want to save the entrance fee though, the Hokkaido university grounds north of this location may offer a lesser experience for free.
  • If you calme to Hokkaido for the nature; this is your place. It definitely worth it. Great beautiful flowers, trees and several different environments. Hikers would love it.

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