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Kyoto Botanical Garden

Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-701-0141
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Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please visit this place cause it makes you very happy from the garden. You will see and take a rest in this place.

Thank nung69
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I visited Kyoto Botanical Garden two weeks ago and I must admit that I enjoyed it very much. From beatuful flowers, some rare trees, perfect bonsai trees, lakes, conservatory and park full of sculpures. Would recommend it to everyone visiting Kyoto and Japan. Very nice...More

Thank Zekokez
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We did not plan to visit this place but went there due to some free time and we fell in love with it! Too bad we did not have enough time to enjoy the garden thoroughly. I am not sure about visiting this place during...More

Thank DT8272
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The Kyoto Botanical Garden isn't up there with some of the other urban gardens we've visited but is nonetheless worth a trip for a pleasant hour or two. It's compact and manageable, being divided into neat sections (perennial garden, conifers garden, bamboo garden, etc.) which...More

Thank Snarth
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This garden is very nice but not a manicured zen type garden. It's kind of wild and a bit messy which surprised me but there are some nice paths through trees to escape the heat. To get there it is easy to take the subway...More

1  Thank jocelynhsu
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Did already visit many gardens in the world but it's difficult to overrule this one. What a garden! Different styles and themed gardens all in one park! I mention the stunning Lotus flower ponds, the old pine trees, a classic English styled garden and an...More

1  Thank janwillemse
Reviewed 20 July 2017

An impromptu trip to this garden was well worth it! Our family of 2 adults and 2 kids enjoyed it. There was plenty of room to stretch your legs and a playground for the kids. The flowers/trees/fountains were beautiful. We did visit on a weekday...More

1  Thank Angela S
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Heaven for a nature and flower lover! The Kyoto Botanical Gardens were close to a subway station. Admission was very cheap and it was uncrowded. Thoroughly enjoyed the wide expanses of trees, plants and flowers. There are neds of flowers, forested areas, and areas for...More

1  Thank StacyLMT
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We spent a couple of hours strolling through this wonderful garden spot. They have Japanese plants, European plants, bamboo groves, roses, water lilies, irises, and a bunch of other sections that I can't recall. We loved every minute of it. They also had wonderful displays...More

2  Thank 250Todd
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The gardens are actually very large and host an amazing range of flowers and trees. There is an English guide map and most of the names of the plants are also listed in English. From memory the cost to get in was 200yen per person...More

1  Thank Teddy2617
Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the
leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil
residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's
most gorgeous architectural gems, including the
majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
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28 July 2017|
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Response from travelsalot6285 | Reviewed this property |
We visited in April and cannot give you a definitive answer except to tell you that you will be several weeks late for the cherry blossoms.
26 June 2016|
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Response from Jonathan G | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with Susandevon that for the bonzai trees alone the botanical garden is worth a visit but there is a lot more to see as well. I think around July you might just see fireflies but I can't be sure either.