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Kyoto Botanical Garden

Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-701-0141
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Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture
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"subway station"
in 8 reviews
"bonsai collection"
in 5 reviews
"tropical plants"
in 5 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 11 reviews
"full bloom"
in 7 reviews
"surely worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"japanese families"
in 2 reviews
"wedding photos"
in 2 reviews
"karasuma line"
in 2 reviews
"few hours"
in 5 reviews
"early april"
in 2 reviews
"admission fee"
in 2 reviews
"kitayama"
in 11 reviews
"tulips"
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"picnic"
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"nature"
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"yen"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were rather disappointed by these gardens as they were a bit shabby in places. In the glass house there were large dead trees that should have been removed. The cafe was average.

Thank Australia1959
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent an excellent three hours or so here. Some Botanical gardens are somewhat academic, this one though has lots of variety, the Irises, Rose Garden and the huge conservatory stood out. Also there was a Bonsai exhibition on whilst we were there, I didn't...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The garden was very nice to visit. We were fortunate to enjoy lovely weather when we visited & there was a cactus exhibition on at the time too which we went to see. We payed for the complete package which included the conservatory so no...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a few gardens to visit inside, each is impeccably manicured. Bring a picnic! There is a very affordable cafeteria inside as well.

1  Thank GaliettiC
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Visited Kyoto Botanical Gardens in cherry blossoms' season in April, and it was just delightful, specially it was a bit late in the season this year (April 5) with several other places witnessing falling petals while this garden was in full bloom. I witnessed some...More

1  Thank Triflyer
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

We have visited the Garden in early April this year when the tulips inside blossom well for viewing by visitors. Many newly-wed couples took the chance to take nice photos around while the children were happily playing on the green fields and around the pond....More

2  Thank YTCHENG
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Visited this in March on a weekday afternoon when there is less crowd. The garden is huge but personally find it just average in comparison to other botanical gardens in other countries. No doubt there are cherry blossoms here but there are also cherry blossoms...More

1  Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

This is quite a large area of plants and flowers on the north side of Kyoto. It includes both Japanese and European style gardens. There are plenty of cool ponds and a great variety of vegetation. There is a curious little cafe that looks like...More

1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

A great place to go during Sakura time. The conservatory is also worth a visit with the tropical plants and huge cacti

2  Thank Mitsu S
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We had a late night flight out of Osaka and had a few hours to kill. We were a bit skeptical about the garden and the conservatory as we have been to similar parks and gardens in Singapore. But truly nature never lets you down!...More

2  Thank AnanthSwethaMadhu
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IveeLim
July 28, 2017|
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Response from travelsalot6285 | Reviewed this property |
We visited in April and cannot give you a definitive answer except to tell you that you will be several weeks late for the cherry blossoms.
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SJtoNY
June 26, 2016|
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Response from Jonathan G | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with Susandevon that for the bonzai trees alone the botanical garden is worth a visit but there is a lot more to see as well. I think around July you might just see fireflies but I can't be sure either.
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