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Address: 8 Kita 3 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0003, Hokkaido
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Phone Number: +81 11-221-0066
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This garden is not only beautiful, it’s also a nature preserve and cultural...

This garden is not only beautiful, it’s also a nature preserve and cultural center.

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Meh Garden with Fascinating Museum

My rating reflects a superb tiny museum located on this garden's grounds rather than the 33-acre Botanic Garden itself. The Northern Peoples Museum focuses on the culture of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2016
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Tucson, Arizona
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

garden has an interesting selection of plants and flowers.worth a visit if you are a garden person.near sapporo station.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

My rating reflects a superb tiny museum located on this garden's grounds rather than the 33-acre Botanic Garden itself. The Northern Peoples Museum focuses on the culture of the Ainu, Japan's indigenous people. Its one room includes displays of beautiful garments and a fascinating old film, showing one of the Ainu's important ceremonies. Garden admission (Y420) gives access to this... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I rarely give less than four rings but this doesn't deserve more than two. It was uncared for, unkempt and not representative of the high quality parks in Sapporo. I was tempted to start weeding the shrubbery first then the ethnobotanical area, both were in poor state. Flowering shrubs that should have been in full bloom (and are in other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I visited the gardens in mid/late June. I was interested in the little Ainu museum there, so seeing that and having a park to wander around in afterwards made it a great way to spend the morning. Park maps are available in English and Japanese; I can't remember if any other languages were available. I think the grounds might be... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place to walk, rather quiet except for the birds. Can be a nice way to spend an hour or two. Entrance fee is JPY420 per person. Do bring mosquito repellents though. I guess it's a summer thing.

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Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Walking through this garden is a real inspiring event. For one finds the number of unique plants, flowers and trees here as an inspiration for quiet meditation.

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Thank FrustratedJon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We had a whole day before leaving for the airport so we chose to spend the morning at this Botanical Garden at Hokkaido University. What a treat!!!! Loved seeing all the roses, lotus and water lily flowers, and the tropical foliage. Not only was it a Botanical garden, but there were rooms that pictured the Ainu clothing (made from animal... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Of you're onterested in plants or just want to relax a bit from the city around, this garden is worth a visit. We visited on start of May, when not many flowers were visible yet. But there are some cherry trees, which were full of flowers at that time. Entrance fee is ca. 400 Yen per person.

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Madison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a lush and well laid out garden with nice trails and two museums, both rather small. One has a collection of Ainu artifacts. the other has a set of taxidermy animals and documentation of a historic trip to the arctic with sled dogs.

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Traralgon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Wanted to go and wander around tha park but it was closed for the winter months, apparently it closes in November and opens the end of April and seems it is always closed on a Monday. We took the opportunity and walked around the fence line to see as much as possible, a lot of the trees were even labelled... More 

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