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Kyoto Botanical Garden

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Address: Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture

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The conservatory is worth paying extra for

We were a little disappointed initially with the botanical gardens as the season was changing (late April) and the cherry blossom had already gone and there wasn't much out but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We were a little disappointed initially with the botanical gardens as the season was changing (late April) and the cherry blossom had already gone and there wasn't much out but the conservatory blew us away. There is an extra fee to enter but it's worth it. It's absolutely beautiful in there and I enjoyed seeing many flowers and plants I've... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If you are staying in Kyoto for longer you can get a year pass (around 1000¥) and experience the seasons! It is also very nice to go there with children as they have a "kinoko library" and a playgound.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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77 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Cycled along the river to visit the Botanical Gardens. The entrance fee is only 200Y & I picked up a map in English at the entrance. Most of the flowers were past but the rose garden was stunning. I would imagine there is something special to look at at all times of the year. Being a Sunday there were many... More 

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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We made an early visit to the Kyoto Botanical Garden and it was a great way to kick off the day's explorations. The park is very peaceful before the crowds start to show up and as we arrived just after the 0900 opening time we enjoyed about an hour of serenity. After that, the crowds of school kids on field... More 

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Tully, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The gardens were really beautiful. So much to see there and seen plants that I didn,t know existed from all over the world. Was so peaceful and quiet and was lovely to see lots of Japanese students doing art under the trees. They were happy that we asked if we could see their work. The azaleas and poppies etc were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Why you would go: this is a really nice way to get a break from the crowds around some of the more popular sites and it's a lovely garden and its super easy to get to. What you need to know: the conservatory is an extra fee and on the weekend, there are a LOT of families on the central... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It is very convenient to visit Kyoto Botanical Garden. Stepping out the Kitayama subway station, you will see the garden. The admission fee is waived for senior citizens above 70 years old, including foreign tourists. A separate admission fee is required for the conservatory, but it is also waived for senior citizens. Both early- and late-blooming cherry trees are aplenty... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

When we visited this, it was raining. However, the flowers collection is so massive, we forgot already that it was raining. They are one of the best place to see cherry blossom, and we confirmed that. They also has lots of tulips, we enjoyed that too.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

There were tulips of different colours and shapes at the main entrance of the garden, just next to Kitayama Subway. Further down in front of the Green House, the red tulips were huge and beautiful. There were many late blooming sakura, so we didn't miss the cherry blossoms even though we were there in the second week of April.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This botanical garden is wonderful. Beautifully maintained with nice explanations in English. The conservatory, which requires a separate entrance fee, has tropical plants that actually bear fruit--not easily accomplished!! A very pleasant way to spend a few hours.

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Address: Address: Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto

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