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The University of Tokyo Botanical Garden

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Good park to view plum blossom trees

It took awhile to get here from Shinjuku with about 35 min train ride and a 15 min walk from the... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Very good for Foliage viewing

isolated (though in the middle of the city!), not crowded and huge- its a great place to get away... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
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3 Apr 2018
“Good park to view plum blossom trees”
3 Dec 2017
“Very good for Foliage viewing”
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3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo 112-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3814-0138
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

The botanic garden is owned by the University of Tokyo. There are sights to explain the trees and other plants. Enjoy the Japanese Garden that is beautiful, and increase your knowledge on introduction of foreign plants and species in Japan. Go to the museum and...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

It took awhile to get here from Shinjuku with about 35 min train ride and a 15 min walk from the train station to the gardens. Since my fiance and I went in mid-February of 2018, not much were growing or blooming yet in winter,...More

1  Thank travel_tings_07
Reviewed December 3, 2017

isolated (though in the middle of the city!), not crowded and huge- its a great place to get away from the crowds and really enjoy the foliage and the quiet surroundings. the Japanese maple tunnel is breath taking- rivals Kyotos best foliage spots. Well worth...More

1  Thank Mish_H50
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Well laid out gardens with species named in Latin and some in English. Not as interesting for me as other gardens as no water features and the emphasis is on growing beds etc rather than trying to achieve great scenic views. There are some fabulous...More

1  Thank gordonj258
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit a lot, and plan be back later this spring to enjoy sakura and magnolia blossom.

Thank Yana_Alekseenko
Reviewed December 16, 2016

It has some 4,000 different plant species under cultivation on it's 40-acre site in Tokyo. Among it's most notable outdoor collections are camellias, cherries, maples, Japanese primroses, bonsai trees and alpine plants. Very nice and relaxing.

Thank SettembreNero
Reviewed April 30, 2016

The most positive comment for this place is that it is not crowded during cherry blossom season while the cherry trees look unavoidably amazing. Apart from cherry trees, there are a lot of kinds of trees in the garden. Therefore, you will love this place...More

Thank khang_lenguyen
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Not to be confused with the Koishikawa Garden adjacent to Tokyo Dome, in Korakoen, which is a must visit. This botanical garden is run by the University of Tokyo as a place to contribute to research & education of plant sciences. So, if you have...More

Thank tabibito007
Reviewed August 30, 2015

I visited Rikugien and Kyu-Furukawa before going to this garden and I was disappointed, perhaps my expectations were too high since the other two gardens were great. This is a large garden with many large and mature trees. There was very little color other than...More

Thank SonomaRichard
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Koishikawa Botanical Garden is a beautiful garden which is somewhat off usual tourist trails. It's especially gorgeous during the cherry blossom season. Very enjoyable and well worth a visit. Admission fee is 400 yen.

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