7 Things To Know About Kyoto Botanical Garden

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The Kyoto Botanical Garden is considered as the oldest botanical garden in Japan. It is home to over a hundred thousand plants from 12,000 different species. Spend the day gazing at the flowers or take a relaxing stroll to calm your mind and relax your body, in one of Kyoto’s most beautiful gardens.

1. A Garden With Over 12,000 Species Of Plants

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Plants bloom all year round in the Kyoto Botanical Garden. With so many different species of plants, it’s almost impossible to remember them all! Flowers in various shapes, sizes and colors showcase their natural beauty for everyone to see and enjoy. If you feel like it, you can even smell the flowers and breathe in their natural scent.

2. A Great Place for School Trips and Excursions

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Students walking around the park being guided by their teachers is a very common event in the Kyoto Botanical Garden. Since this garden is one of the best attractions in Kyoto, it is only natural that this place is included in school trips and excursions. It’s quite possible that you’ll even remember your own childhood memories as you watch these students wander around with a smile on their faces.

3. Unique Garden Design

With an area of 240,000 square meters, one can say that the design of the Kyoto Botanical Garden is truly unique. You’ll see that the arrangements of the flowers along with their backgrounds are carefully taken into consideration. The trees on the side of the flowers offer a contrasting shade of greenery that brings out the vividness and brilliance of the flowers.

4. Night Illumination


The Kyoto Botanical Garden is not only beautiful during the day, but also beautiful during the night. During the Hanami season, the trees are illuminated which creates an amazing display of natural beauty and wonder. One can’t help but be captivated in seeing something so spectacular and dazzling during the night that can only be found at the Kyoto Botanical Garden.

5. A Perfect Place For A Relaxing Stroll

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If you ever get tired of the hustle and bustle of the city life, nothing beats a relaxing stroll at the Kyoto Botanical Park to calm the mind and body. The shade of the trees and the scent of the flowers lowers your stress levels and helps clear your mind. All you need to do is enjoy the scenery and let positive feelings overflow!

6. Mushroom Library

First and foremost these mushroom are not edible! They are found in the playground area of the Kyoto Botanical Garden and houses books for children of all ages. To the tourists who visit this area, they found the idea fantastic. Who would have thought that these giant mushrooms contain a great quantity of books that are freely used by anyone who stumbles upon them.

7. Hanami (Sakura Tree Flower Viewing)

When the Sakura Trees bloom, people gather together and enjoy the Hanami (Flower Viewing). This is an event that is celebrated all over the country and is considered by many as a perfect opportunity for reunions, parties, and other special celebrations. The Kyoto Botanical Gardens have over 500 Sakura trees that are illuminated during the night to the delight of the visitors to the garden.


  • Address: Shimogamo Hangicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-0823
  • Phone: +81 75-701-0141
  • Access: 5-minute walk from the Kitayama Station via Karasuma Subway Line
  • Opening hour: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Website: http://www.pref.kyoto.jp

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Asia, Japan, Kansai Region, Kyoto Prefecture