We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kyoto Botanical Garden

Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (923)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
As featured in One Day in Kyoto
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
+81 75-701-0141
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Kyoto
from $58.23
More Info
from $93.16
More Info
from $83.85
More Info
from $55.90
More Info
Reviews (325)
Filter reviews
112 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews cherry blossoms bonsai collection tropical plants full bloom surely worth a visit karasuma line few hours early april entrance fee walk around tulips kitayama picnic nature yen glasshouse cactus
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 112 reviews
Reviewed December 6, 2018

We were there in November and they advertised an exhibition of chrysanthemums. A bit off the tourist paths, I had to look up the bus route, you can also get there with the Keihan train. Worth going here for some quiet time, away from the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tanguer0
Reviewed November 29, 2018

These gardens were very impressive with flowers still blooming even middle of October. Well laid out and interesting. Bonsai section was quite stunning. Not very crowded so peaceful and tranquil feel. Some damage to the trees could be seen from the recent typhoons that have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank foxylady23
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The gardens, located in the north part of Kyoto, are really peaceful and quiet. Compared to the other gardens we saw in and around Kyoto, it felt a bit melancholic to me... But if you want to get away from the crowded temples, then that's...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mélanie D
Reviewed July 19, 2018

I imagine the collection of Camellia and Prunus must make the Kyoto Botanical Garden a highlight of the city when they are in bloom. Unfortunately, when I visited there had just been a storm and there were area cordoned off due to downed trees.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank vonifide
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I visited this botanical garden in Spring, just as the blossom was out. It was so beautiful in an understated way. Don't go if you want big thrills. Do go if you want elegance, peace and beauty - and bring a picnic!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Emma C
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We walked around for hours. Recommend bringing an umbrella or a hat and sunblock for a warm day. Please do not forget to go into the botanical building on the other side of the gardens. Such diversity in plants!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Donna S
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We read that it was worth the visit and WOW what a garden. Enormous and the hothouse was huge. We were also lucky to see the rose gardens in full bloom and if you love roses you would be very happy. The bushes were bending...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank moman11
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Had high hopes, but a bit disappointed in this park, we can not call it a garden. Poorly landscaped, so in summer there are hardly any flowers, or blooming plants. The rose garden was ok, but then again, pretty flowers but no real ambience. If...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tessavanweelie
Reviewed May 30, 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Australia1959
Reviewed May 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank oldvicar
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 448 nearby hotels
Shiki Resort Kyoto Kamogawaso
16 reviews
.25 miles away
Rakucho Ryokan
80 reviews
.37 miles away
Aoi-So Inn
31 reviews
.80 miles away
Kuramaguchi Omiya
2 reviews
1.08 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 15,540 nearby restaurants
Malebranche Kyoto Kitayama
59 reviews
.18 miles away
Premarche Pizzeria & Alternative Junk
8 reviews
.23 miles away
In The Green
29 reviews
.17 miles away
Kumamoto Ramen Higomokkosu
7 reviews
.21 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,697 nearby attractions
Kamogawa Delta (Kyoto Prefectural Kamogawa Park)
39 reviews
.37 miles away
Garden of Fine Arts
49 reviews
.20 miles away
Nakaragi Road
40 reviews
.22 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
September 13, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from YTCHENG | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee to Kyoto Botanical Garden is 200 Yen while separate charge of another 200 Yen is required for entering the Conservatory.
Milly B
September 6, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from vonifide | Reviewed this property |
Hi Milly, I don't think you can bike on the paths in the park, however there is bike parking close to the gate! good luck
July 28, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.