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Kyoto Botanical Garden

Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-701-0141
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Absolutely divine

Heaven for a nature and flower lover! The Kyoto Botanical Gardens were close to a subway station... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Wonderful garden spot

We spent a couple of hours strolling through this wonderful garden spot. They have Japanese... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
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Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
+81 75-701-0141
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank StacyLMT
Reviewed 4 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

1  Thank 250Todd
Reviewed 29 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

Thank Teddy2617
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We paid 200 yen to spend a morning here but with so much to see we spent most of the day. So many attractions bonsai collections, rose gardens, etc.

1  Thank colin1957
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I've lived in the Kansai area for over 15 years and have visited Kyoto many times. I wanted once last chance to see the cherry trees this year and, as I'd heard the trees bloom late here, I headed off on a Friday afternoon. What...More

1  Thank omae
Reviewed 20 May 2017

said to be one of the 3 most beautiful gardens in japan-- is a good example of japanese gardens--serene, tranquil and beautiful

1  Thank rss1836
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Kyoto Botanical Garden, located between Kitaoji and Kitayama Avenue, is a beautiful garden with full of flowers. Many tourists come to Kyoto to visit temples, but few of them come to this garden. It is indeed a pity. At any moment of the year, you...More

1  Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

During our visit to this garden in early April, neither the tulips nor cherry trees were in good shape. Although a bit disappointed, nonetheless the flowers inside the Green House were pretty nice. Anyway, the garden was still a nice walking place for visitors, particularly...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

I went to visit Botanical garden just to enjoy Tulips and found many varieties of Tulips there which fulfilled my expectation. Just beside the garden I just wonder to see the Kamu river, which is very nice place to walk as well as relax. You...More

Thank Maruf_Haque_Khan
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

200 Yen is a steal!!! So much to see. Photographer heaven. No crowds to fight over. Best Sakura viewing spot in Kyoto. Don't forget your antihistamines is you are sensitive to pollen. Many weddings photographers doing their things.

1  Thank Tyler H
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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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.