Kyoto Botanical Gardens

sights / Parks & gardens

Kyoto Botanical Gardens information

Kyoto , Japan
Street Shimogamohangi-chō
Extras Sakyō-ku
Getting there
Subway Karasuma Line to Kitayama Station
gardens adult ¥200, child ¥80-150, greenhouse adult ¥200, child ¥80-150
Opening hours
9am-5pm, greenhouse 9am-4pm
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Lonely Planet review

The Kyoto Botanical Gardens, opened in 1914, occupy 240,000 sq metres and feature 12,000 plants, flowers and trees. It is pleasant to stroll through the rose, cherry and herb gardens or see the rows of camphor trees and the large tropical greenhouse. This is a good spot for a picnic or a bit of frisbee throwing. It’s also a great spot for a hanami (cherry blossom viewing) party and the blossoms here tend to hold on a little longer than those elsewhere in the city.