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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 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Tully, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

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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Los Angeles, California, United States
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I was there about a year ago. Eventhough sakura season was over, one tree was still covered by cherry blossom. The garden is well maintained and surely worth a visit. It is not far from the subway station.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Ive visited the gardens on many occassions, but visiting during Sakara (cherry Blossom) season is a wonder to behold. the pink and white blossoms that bloom are amazing and the for days in Kyoto its snowing blossoms everywhere. The Gardens are well structured, lots of hidden treasures to be found, plenty of room, have a look at bonsai they are... More 

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Gympie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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