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Kyoto Botanical Garden

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Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
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Reviewed 23 July 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

Thank Mélanie D
Reviewed 19 July 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.

Thank vonifide
Reviewed 10 July 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!

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 1 July 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!

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Reviewed 24 June 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

1  Thank moman11
Reviewed 23 June 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

Thank Tessavanweelie
Reviewed 31 May 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.

Thank Australia1959
Reviewed 29 May 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

Thank oldvicar
Reviewed 26 May 2018

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

Thank Nick_882017
Reviewed 22 May 2018

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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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
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13 September 2018|
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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
7 September 2018|
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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
28 July 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.