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Kyoto Botanical Garden

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Address: Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-701-0141
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If you love gardens...

By the time we got here I'd seen several very disciplined Japanese temple gardens with miniature trees etc and they are amazing but I was very happy to be among plants grown to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Scotland
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By the time we got here I'd seen several very disciplined Japanese temple gardens with miniature trees etc and they are amazing but I was very happy to be among plants grown to their own normal size! Gorgeous place with happy children trotting around with their families. We had fun looking for birds on a sunny winter afternoon, with some... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful flowers and trees. It is near Kamo gawa river. Kyoto World Heritage Loop Bus (K' loop) is convenient to go to this garden. "K' loop Kamo-gawa River and Botanical Garden Bus Stop" is the vest bus stop. The beautiful scenery from Kitaoli bridge of Kamo-gawa River near this garden is one of the best natural scenery in Kyoto,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We have visited this garden for many many whenever we visited Kyoto. The tulips and sakura trees in spring and momiji in autumn were among the targets of our visit here. Nonetheless, this garden was really a place for relaxation all year round.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Living in Kyoto for the fall, we visited the botanical garden several times. Large garden with a variety of styles. Rose garden was very nice in the fall. Special exhibits inclide mums of various sorts. Nice bonsai area. Kitayama neighborhood has many nice restaurants and shops so it is easy to grab a meal before or after your visit. Entrance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

this place is always very beautiful. April, there are sakura, May rose, the nature is also beautiful, it`s a good place to take a walk.

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Siem Reap, Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The gardens are very extensive and the park is a very relaxing place to hang out in the afternoon of a nice day. The admission fee to the main gardens is very inexpensive but you will need to pay extra to visit some of the other pavilions inside. The colors are starting to change now in Kyoto and I really... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you love the true beauty of flowers and plants, this is the place for you. This garden is huge so definitely wear comfortable shoes. It is separated into different areas: redwood, camellias, bulbs, etc. Truly a site to see.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Large place to walk around with variant plants. Warm sunny trail with different trees, flowers and potted, especially less tourist, can give you a relax day with family. Have some casual clothing and a day time, this place could make your mind quiet and joy.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It's only 200 yen and you can spend a whole day here! (Especially for flora lovers. It's so beautiful and quite a huge compound with all sorta different types of plants. There's a greenhouse that you need to pay 200 yen extra to see more. Personally I think the outside compound is fantastic, while the greenhouse is just so so... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is one of the best gardens I've been to, and very well organized, neat, and gorgeous. There are so many types of gardens I can't list them here, but DON'T EAT IN THE PARK OR YOU WILL BE ATTACKED BY HAWKS. You can read about that and read about everything I did there in detail at theworldinyourpalm.com. I wrote... More 

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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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 district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.