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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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beautiful place

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank jodyh698
Siem Reap, Kyoto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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.

Thank Sylvia L
Taipei, Taiwan
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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.

Thank Laphone
Penang Island, Malaysia
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is one of the most fantastic botanical gardens I ever saw. it can compete with the best in the world. many different plants in a well-maintained park. This is an oasis of tranquility in big city. you can easily spend several hours here and still not see everything. you have to pay extra to see the greenhouses. overall highly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We like visiting gardens and were not disappointed here. Found it very interesting and colourful in places to walk around in these lovely tranquil gardens and tropical green house. Like us you will probably wonder why they have such strange looking models / creations in front of the green house ?. Typical Japanese Bonsai tree collection and plenty of photogenic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We have visited many gardens in the palaces and shrines of Kyoto. This stands out as one of least distinction. All the other sites were most beautiful in their lay out. I felt at peace with their design. This garden had little character. Yes there was water,rocks and some beautiful walks, but the overall layout was lacking. I never expected... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I'm a landscape architect, so I really love visiting gardens when I travel. There is a lot to see and do at this site which purports to be the oldest and most comprehensive public botanical garden in Japan They had some amazingly large flowered morning glories when I was there. I didn't buy a separate ticket for the conservatory, but... 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.