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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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You'll be able to choose from a variety of accommodation options for your stay in Sapporo, including opulent and upscale hotels. Mid-range and high-end establishments line the streets of the city center, while options for the budget-conscious traveler are hostels, guesthouses, and campsites, open from May to November. Lodgings fill up quickly during winter and summer holidays, and especially for the annual Snow Festival in February, so it's advisable to book in advance if you plan to visit at that time.
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  • There were not many flowers in the Botanic Garden of Hokkaido University when I visited on 23 May 2017, although the lilacs were supposed to be in season. However, the greenery still made for a pleasa...  more »
  • This is a beautifully laid out garden with a small but very engaging museum of the Ainu and other northern peoples in the garden grounds. Even if it is accused of being off the track for visitors, it ...  more »
  • If being away from the tourist trail appeals, then I could recommend this garden. Highlight was the small but informative Ainu museum, which showcased various well preserved artifacts of the northern ...  more »
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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.