Kyoto Botanical Garden
Kyoto Botanical Garden
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Neighbourhood: 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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Gardengel-IoW
West Sussex, UK
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Big, colourful, but not top notch. Have to pay extra for glass house but nothing special apart from actual building.
Collection of Bonsai and a couple of water features
That, said it is a pleasant area, just didnt wow me as a botanic garden

Written 19 July 2023
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Hiroshi317
Yokohama, Japan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Now best season for red and yellow leaves.
We visited special night tour.
It’s only 200yen per person and green house is free.
Light up is excellent and not so cloud.
Walk around the pond side beautiful trees and it’s reflected on the surface of water.
In addition green house looks real jungle in the night. It’s worth to visit.
After night garden we went Toyo tei restaurant opposite side of garden, there is famous for local residents.
Written 24 November 2022
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Emma C
Godalming, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 13 January 2020
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Oystein F
Gardonne, France
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 3 January 2020
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 7 December 2019
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Harun Ç
Ankara, Türkiye
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 5 November 2019
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 4 November 2019
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StrangeTrout
Exeter, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 23 October 2019
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whale82016
Bala Cynwyd, PA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 25 July 2019
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Jap-in-Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 8 July 2019
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