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. Put Botanic Garden Hokkaido University at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sapporo trip generator.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Trails are maintained and full of big tree bench there wasn't unfriendly here, strolling through the Woods Park sign and lost
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  • August 2, 2017
    A very relaxing garden with beautiful trees surrounding the pond. I notice that there are some koi fishes swimming freely in the pond. Another season of beautiful blooms with vibrant colours.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    We spent about two hours here in the morning, an easy walk from our hotel in Sapporo. It was relaxing and enjoyable, with labels on the trees and plants and with a museum that focused largely on anima...  more »
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  • April 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    Gorgeous. Price of admission is worth it, lots to see, extremely well maintained. Great green space in a dense city area.
  • February 13, 2017
    Both the garden and the greenhouse closed and did not see it. Opening hours differ in winter. Accurate information is needed.
  • July 5, 2016
    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.
  • August 12, 2016
    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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