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Kyoto Botanical Garden

Address: Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #60 of 514 things to do in Kyoto
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Hua Hin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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221 reviews 221 reviews
84 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
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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
15 helpful votes 15 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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30 helpful votes 30 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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