The Kyoto Botanical Garden (京都府立植物園, Kyōto Furitsu Shokubutsuen, 240,000 m²), also known as the Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden, is a major botanical garden with conservatory located next to the Kamo River, Hangi-cho Simogamo, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It is open daily; an admission fee of 200 yen is charged, and an additional fee of 200 yen is charged for accessing the conservatory.
The garden was first established in 1924. As WW2 was end, this garden was designated in Garrison by occupation forces. And it is seized in 1946.
|Monday||9:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
Aurélien Huynen | Apr 12, 2018
Kyoto's historical background makes this city probably one of the most amazing in terms of ancient temples, shrines and other buildings to visit. Visiting the Botanical garden is a breath of fresh air in between two visits. During Spring you'll enjoy the sakura obviously but the gardens also host a large green house displaying plants from all climates which makes it a place to visit at any season. We really enjoyed our visit there and stayed about 2 hours.
Kitty Kitty | Mar 28, 2018
Mostly visited by locals, it is good to avoid the crowd of tourists. There is a visitor centre near the rose garden, where freshly made coffee is only 100yen from the vending machine. There is also ice-cream selling there, if you are taking children. A cafe serving meals is on the Kitayama Station side. Various species of cherry trees are blooming this cherry blossom season. Good for a leisurely walk and it is great to spend a lazy afternoon on the benches.
Sipp Ninox | Apr 12, 2018
It is only 200 yen and there are so many things to see. You could easily spend 2 hours by walking around getting to know where things are. If you like to carry a camera with you, you won't be disappointed. For another 200 yen to enter the green house which closes at 1530, I couldnt make it the first time but I won't next time.
Josephus Premkumar | Apr 14, 2018
Beautiful during Sakura season. The tulips are beautiful too. Good place for kids as there's a playground (seems like playgrounds are kind of rare in Japan?), a small lake with ducks, cranes and fishes.
Nadège Supornpaibul | Apr 4, 2018
Some very unusual plants and flowers in the greenhouses and a large orchid section making it worth a visit even when the outside isn't in full bloom. There are different zones (cherry trees, camelias, roses, bamboos...). And the café In the green serves simple a tasty food (about 9 dishes on the menu).
Mark Aidan | May 18, 2018
Excellent garden experience. Planned to spend 90 minutes there but went over 3 hours. Multiple garden types in one which you can understand would look different as the seasons progress. Well set out and with great infrastructure. Handy to metro. Late blooming cherry blossoms were a real bonus.
James Noble | May 19, 2018
If you’ve children and would like to have a few hours letting them running around, enjoying a little fresh air and a chance to stroll through many a beautiful path without bumping into anyone: this is the place. The gardens are huge and entry is only ¥200 The areas of the garden appear to be broken up into continents, with floral displays from everywhere scattered around the gardens. We hired bikes and had a lovely ride along the river from Kyoto town centre, which made it super easy to get around and park in the gardens. If you are looking for a timeout, this is a very good option.
Sofia L | May 23, 2018
Visited on a Sunday in spring which I recommend as it was fun seeing locals hanging out. It's very beautiful. The rose garden was very impressive. Also liked the bonsai exhibit. I cycled all the way from Kyotos centred alongside the river, it's a super nice ride.
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