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Kyoto Botanical Garden

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

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Nice hide way place in Kyoto

The place is not so big as other botanical garden, but they have varieties in plant collection including the conservatory. We were there in July, and it was bit late for seeing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The place is not so big as other botanical garden, but they have varieties in plant collection including the conservatory. We were there in July, and it was bit late for seeing flowers except water lily and hydrangea. They should improve the bonsai collection as well.

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Massafra, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I usually look for a botanical garden when I'm traveling somewhere for the first time and Kyoto gave me one of the best one I have ever visited before. Beautifully organized, with a wide variety of flowers and trees from all over the world. I was there in June when hydrangea were in full bloom... suggestive.

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

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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.