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The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden

4200-6 Godaisan, Kochi 781-8125, Kochi Prefecture
+81 88-882-2601
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This is the one of the most beautiful gardens I have seen and the conservatories are stunning. We... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
jennyinegypt
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London, United Kingdom
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Gorgeous garden with beautiful conservatory

A very large Japanese garden with all the attributes of the best of its kind. Peaceful settings of... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2017
Henry F
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River Forest, Illoinois
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4200-6 Godaisan, Kochi 781-8125, Kochi Prefecture
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+81 88-882-2601
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This is the one of the most beautiful gardens I have seen and the conservatories are stunning. We were also lucky enough to see some of the cherry blossoms in bloom. Even better, if you leave by the exit by the conservatories there is a...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

A very large Japanese garden with all the attributes of the best of its kind. Peaceful settings of rocks, trees, and water. Also a great Conservatory with stunning orchids and other flowers. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

We were on a cruise and took a short taxi ride to the gardens from the cruise port. We didn't know what to expect but we were not at all disappointed with our visit. The Gardens replicate the wide variety of plant life and vegetation...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2017

The Makino Botanical gardens are built on the slopes of Godaisan - a small mountain East of Kochi's downtown. We were a group of 4 people and sadly only had one day in Kochi so we tool a taxi from our cruise ship directly to...More

2  Thank CapeTownCapetown
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Big garden, with wide variety of plants, managed to see some of the sakura start blooming even though it's quite early in the year (the attendant at the entrance kindly informed us about it when we bought tickets).

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Reviewed December 22, 2016

We were not sure whether in December it would be worthwhile to come to this garden. Were we pleasantly surprised! There was a museum which was informative. There was a view to Kochi. There were even beautiful autumn leaves in December. But the most stunning...More

2  Thank Ray820
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Reviewed May 16, 2016

The garden is beautiful, the landscape is beautiful, and the story of Makino, the botanist and illustrator is inspirational - a local genius who became a hero of botany for the entire country

2  Thank Peter M
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Reviewed April 6, 2016

I was in Kochi visiting a friend who works at the botanical garden, so it was just natural that I visited it. The visitor centre and the museum buildings are very new and have interesting architecture. The garden itself is not too big, however it...More

1  Thank Ledith
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Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

We were planning on a short visit, then realised when we arrived that half an hour wasn't going to cut it. While it ended up not feeling as big as it looked on the map, you could spend a few hours wandering every path. I...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2016

We visited the gardens with our kids. The gardens are gorgeous and the kids can stroll around. When the cherries are blossoming it is incredible. Look out to the architecture of the old warm house and the cafeteria. The kids enjoyed the garden and the...More

Thank Marcel B
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Response from Uktonyuk | Reviewed this property |
hi from memory it took about 15 minutes and cost around 2000 JPY each way.
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