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The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden

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Excellent botanical gardens with much to see.

The "Father of Japanese Botany" Tomitaro Makino, founded this place and it contains many of the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii
Beautiful gardens

There is much to see and enjoy in these lovely gardens. You can easily spend a few hours here... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Robert D
Brooklyn, New York
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4200-6 Godaisan, Kochi 781-8125, Kochi Prefecture
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

The "Father of Japanese Botany" Tomitaro Makino, founded this place and it contains many of the species that he named along with thousands of other plants and trees. Great location, on the slopes of Mount Godaisan, just across from Chikurinji, one of the 88 pilgrimage...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

There is much to see and enjoy in these lovely gardens. You can easily spend a few hours here. Don;t miss the conservatory.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 13 May 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 24 December 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.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank henryfogel
Reviewed 24 October 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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Uktonyuk
Reviewed 24 June 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

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank CapeTownCapetown
Reviewed 3 March 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).

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank kid s
Reviewed 22 December 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

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Ray820
Reviewed 16 May 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

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 6 April 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

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Ledith
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7 November 2017|
Response from Uktonyuk | Reviewed this property |
hi from memory it took about 15 minutes and cost around 2000 JPY each way.