Kyoto Botanical Garden

Kyoto Botanical Garden: Hours, Address, Kyoto Botanical Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Kyoto Botanical Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The area
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Neighborhood: Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.

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Emma C
Oxford, UK2,240 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
I have wanted to come here every time I've visited Kyoto (7 times) but had never made it before. I was looking for somewhere less crowded and to spend some time in nature. That is exactly what I got. I especially liked the Japanese garden area, the bonsai section and just the general feel of the place. I will definitely be back!

Easily reached by metro or bus and really cheap to enter...you can't go wrong.
Written January 13, 2020
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Oystein F
Gardonne, France321 contributions
Sep 2019
Tired of walking around in a city center? When I needed a rest from walking around in the Kyoto, I realized that the Botanical Garden probably would be just the place to rest - and I was right. It is big, but you do not feel the size of it because there is so much to see and enjoy. The greenhouse was really a treat with plants you, as a European, probably never had experienced. When you need to rest your feet and feed your mind, try a botanical garden, especially in Kyoto.
Written January 3, 2020
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Nov 2019
We purposely came here to view momiji by late Nov. and there were quite a number of photo-takers took this chance as well. We were happy to see the colors around the ponds and more than three couples came to take their wedding photos at sunset period. Quite enjoyable but the best timing would be limited to several days only.
Written December 7, 2019
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Harun Ç
Ankara, Turkey16 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
If you want to go a different place instead of the historical place you should go and breathe fragrance of flowers.
Written November 5, 2019
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gehararigo
Tokyo329 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Kyoto is overwhelmed by too many tourists. Long lines everywhere. This garden is only 15 minutes Metro ride from Shijo, heart of tourist attractions. This garden is spacious and everyone can enjoy own ways. I went their and had couple of hours reading a novel. Others are just having sun bathing and have nap.
Written November 4, 2019
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StrangeTrout
Exeter, UK41 contributions
Oct 2019
We visited on a blazingly hot day taking a picnic with us thinking we'd have a quick squizz then disappear sharpish but we ended up spending hours here. Even off-season the gardens are a delight with paths leading through orchards, rose gardens, sunken gardens and everything in between. The greenhouse is architecturally stunning and the gardens are dotted with artworks of varying styles which adds interest. I loved the waterlily gardens with the asymmetrical bridge, the little water wheels and waterfalls. You will find a great many people with serious camera equipment stalking the rarer flowers in the meadows so don't be surprised if you see them crawling through the undergrowth. I can imagine that in the height of summer or autumn this park would be breathtakingly beautiful.
Written October 23, 2019
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whale82016
Bala Cynwyd, PA6 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Kyoto botanical garden is a delightful place to visit. The gardens are emasculate and the specimens are gorgeous. Only a short ride north of center of city.
The Japanese aesthetic is something to gaze and ponder.
Written July 25, 2019
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Jap-in-Singapore
Singapore, Singapore950 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
After may be 50 years I visited this place and the place seemed to be quite changed. They seem to have more than 120,000 plants representing some 12,000 species. We try to cover all the areas spending more than 2 hours but 2 hours are obviously not enough to cover the huge gardens. Those who love flowers or even casual visitors this place is a must. Surely you will appreciate the fantastic gardens. There is a small restaurant inside the park and you can have very reasonably priced food too.
Written July 8, 2019
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Travelbug291
Bribie Island, Australia918 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I was astounded and the multitude of flora here. Expecting mostly sculptured trees and native shrubs, I was astounded at the abundant flowers, especially the rose gardens with their profusion of colour and perfume. The Conservatory with it's temperature controlled environment allowed access to plants from many world regions not native to Japan. The exhibition hall within the Gardens precincts was showing a spectacular display of Bonsai Azaleas. Spent nearly half a day here. The grounds are extensive. A lovely little restaurant there served great food and drink in airconditioned comfort.
Written June 19, 2019
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Ruby K
Boston, MA10 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Take a morning or afternoon to leisurely walk through this beautiful garden and conservatory. So many awesome spots for the ideal photo.
Written June 14, 2019
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