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The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden

4200-6 Godaisan, Kochi 781-8125, Kochi Prefecture
+81 88-882-2601
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Absolutely wonderful

The Makino Botanical gardens are built on the slopes of Godaisan - a small mountain East of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
cape town
Big garden with some interesting structures

Big garden, with wide variety of plants, managed to see some of the sakura start blooming even... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
kid s
Singapore, Singapore
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4200-6 Godaisan, Kochi 781-8125, Kochi Prefecture
+81 88-882-2601
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Makino Botanical gardens are built on the slopes of Godaisan - a small mountain East of Kochi's downtown. We were a group of 4 people and sadly only had one day in Kochi so we tool a taxi from our cruise ship directly to...More

Thank CapeTownCapetown
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Big garden, with wide variety of plants, managed to see some of the sakura start blooming even though it's quite early in the year (the attendant at the entrance kindly informed us about it when we bought tickets).

Thank kid s
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We were not sure whether in December it would be worthwhile to come to this garden. Were we pleasantly surprised! There was a museum which was informative. There was a view to Kochi. There were even beautiful autumn leaves in December. But the most stunning...More

Thank Ray820
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The garden is beautiful, the landscape is beautiful, and the story of Makino, the botanist and illustrator is inspirational - a local genius who became a hero of botany for the entire country

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I was in Kochi visiting a friend who works at the botanical garden, so it was just natural that I visited it. The visitor centre and the museum buildings are very new and have interesting architecture. The garden itself is not too big, however it...More

Thank Ledith
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We were planning on a short visit, then realised when we arrived that half an hour wasn't going to cut it. While it ended up not feeling as big as it looked on the map, you could spend a few hours wandering every path. I...More

Thank occhiolist
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We visited the gardens with our kids. The gardens are gorgeous and the kids can stroll around. When the cherries are blossoming it is incredible. Look out to the architecture of the old warm house and the cafeteria. The kids enjoyed the garden and the...More

Thank Marcel B
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We went there to kill time, but truly enjoy the garden even not much flowers and plants are not at there best, in the autumn.

Thank Hasanand N
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

It's good for the green house, wow that was fantastic. The rest of the garden I wasn't impressed with. I visited in autumn, but has nothing on most other gardens in Japan. One to visit if you have an interest in botany: plant varieties only....More

Thank enchantedjockstrap
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Can spend a few hours strolling through Makino Botanical Garden, depending on the season. This garden is very different from traditional Japanese landscape gardens. There is a greenhouse, which has tropical plants, so even in winter there is greenery. The garden feels very open and...More

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