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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
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"subway station"
in 8 reviews
"bonsai collection"
in 5 reviews
"tropical plants"
in 5 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 10 reviews
"large conservatory"
in 2 reviews
"surely worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"japanese families"
in 2 reviews
"wedding photos"
in 2 reviews
"early november"
in 2 reviews
"karasuma line"
in 2 reviews
"few hours"
in 4 reviews
"admission fee"
in 2 reviews
"kitayama"
in 10 reviews
"tulips"
in 11 reviews
"picnic"
in 6 reviews
"glasshouse"
in 3 reviews
"yen"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Kyoto Botanical Gardens in cherry blossoms' season in April, and it was just delightful, specially it was a bit late in the season this year (April 5) with several other places witnessing falling petals while this garden was in full bloom. I witnessed some...More

Thank Triflyer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Garden in early April this year when the tulips inside blossom well for viewing by visitors. Many newly-wed couples took the chance to take nice photos around while the children were happily playing on the green fields and around the pond....More

Thank YTCHENG
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this in March on a weekday afternoon when there is less crowd. The garden is huge but personally find it just average in comparison to other botanical gardens in other countries. No doubt there are cherry blossoms here but there are also cherry blossoms...More

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is quite a large area of plants and flowers on the north side of Kyoto. It includes both Japanese and European style gardens. There are plenty of cool ponds and a great variety of vegetation. There is a curious little cafe that looks like...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to go during Sakura time. The conservatory is also worth a visit with the tropical plants and huge cacti

1  Thank Mitsu S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a late night flight out of Osaka and had a few hours to kill. We were a bit skeptical about the garden and the conservatory as we have been to similar parks and gardens in Singapore. But truly nature never lets you down!...More

1  Thank AnanthSwethaMadhu
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens to spend hours wandering. Wonderful glasshouse area with exotics from all over the world. Lovely cafe.

1  Thank Patricia N
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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

1  Thank nung69
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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

1  Thank Zekokez
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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

1  Thank DT8272
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IveeLim
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.
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SJtoNY
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.
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