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Kyoto Botanical Garden

Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-0823, Japan
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Ranked #53 of 396 Attractions in Kyoto
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Gympie, Australia
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178 reviews 178 reviews
66 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Our last garden to visit in Japan, number 7 ! They are all good in their own way but this was probably the best of the best. Having just arrived from Nijo Castle it was time for fortification before "attacking" the gardens. We headed straight to the café, no box lunch this time, & had a bowl of noodles with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I am not sure how people could complain about being persevered in this peaceful place. It is 200 yen to enter and another small fee to go indie the enclosed glasshouse should you choose. There are amenity stations, benches, a informative map available inJapanese or English and also posted signs. Most plants are also identified with their botanical names in... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were on a mission to find BONSAI garden. This was the one and only place that came up. It is not in the "main stream" and took a while to locate. Once there, couple volunteer types came bounding over seeing our arrival quickly demanding payment. OKAY paid what seemed a fair amount considering we only wanted to see bonsai.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The highlight of our visit was undoubtedly the glasshouses, with a great range of exotic and unusual plants, well displayed and labelled, but we also really enjoyed walking through the other areas - bamboo, irises, etc It was a very hot day when we visited, and the time of year meant some areas / plants were not in bloom (to... More 

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

When I was a kid we had no money, and picnicking in botanical garden(10 minute bus ride from my house) was something only they could afford on a weekend. 30 some years later I miss those innocent times... And Shokubutsuen(Botanical Garden) never disappointed. Sure it is not the most impressive of all, and yes some parts are little obsolete and... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It was beautiful and larger than I thought. The greenhouse was good too, though it costs a little bit more to enter. There is space for a picnic and a cafe as well. Good for a date or for family.

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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

A very pleasant way to pass some time. This time of year is ideal to view the rose gardens and gives many great photographic opportunities

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Had a nice time here. Beautiful cherry trees, tulips etc. They had a nice playground for young kids and picnic tables. Easy to get to by public transit.

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Moscow, Russia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is a wonderful place for a stroll – especially when the trees are in bloom, it looks like a paradise.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

One of the best gardens I've been too...!!! Perfectly presented and a beautiful range of plants and flowers

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