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Kyoto Botanical Gardens
About Kyoto Botanical Gardens
Founded in 1924, Kyoto Botanical Gardens is the oldest and most comprehensive public botanical garden in Japan. With seasonal plants and various conservatories, the Gardens is ever-changing and can be enjoyed all year round. More than 450 cherry blossom trees bloom beautifully in spring and leaves of deciduous trees such as maple color exquisitely in autumn. At other times of the year, lush greenery and a wide variety of trees and flowers can be enjoyed. Kyoto Botanical Gardens is a living museum of plants that offers opportunities for both education and relaxation.
Total area: approximately 240,000 ㎡
Collection: approximately 12,000 taxa
|Iris ensata/Japanese iris|
Kyoto Botanical Gardenss Guide Map(PDF:395KB) /Floral calendar(PDF:182KB)
Outline of Conservatory
This conservatory is one of the largest and most impressive in Japan with a maximum height of 14.8m and a total floor area of 4,700㎡, and it displays a staggering 4,500 taxa. The conservatory is separated into eight sections, and it is possible to observe plants from various environments ranging from wet tropics to dry tropics, lowland to highland, and plants from temperate alpine environment. In addition, this conservatory offers collections of useful tropical plants, orchids and bromeliads, and opportunity to explore the nightlife of plants in the urban forest.
Total floor area :4,694.25㎡
Height : 14.8m
Plants on display: Approx. 4,500 taxa.
Completed: March 1992
Renewal: August 2013
Conservatory Guide Map(PDF:710KB) /Conservatory Floral calendar(PDF:188KB)
Opening hours: 9am-5pm (Last entry at 4pm)
Opening hours of the Conservatory: 10am-4pm (Last entry at 3:30pm)
Opening hours are subject to change due to garden events.
Closed: December 28th – January 4th
|Adult||High school student|
|Admission||200 yen||150 yen|
|Annual Passport||1,000 yen||750 yen|
Ticket valid for the Botanical Gardens and
the Garden of Fine Arts
|250 yen||200 yen|
|Adult||High school student|
|Admission to the Conservatory||200 yen||150 yen|
Admission is free for children, junior high school students, senior citizens (70 years and older), and those in possessions of their physical disability handbook.
Parking: 2,550 yen (bus) / 300 yen per hour (maximum 1,200 yen) (car)
・From JR Kyoto Station, Kintetsu Railway Kyoto Station, or Hankyu Railway Karasuma Station
Take Kyoto City Subway and get off at Kitayama Station (Exit 3)
・From Keihan Railway Demachiyanagi Station
Take Kyoto City Bus #1 or any Kyoto Bus bound for “Shizuhara” or “Ichihara”, and get off at “Shokubutsuen-mae”. 5 minute walk from the bus stop.
Please use public transport to visit to the Kyoto Botanical Gardens.
Hangi-cho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi 606-0823
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/plant/index.html (Japanese)