Kyoto Botanical Gardens

Kyoto Botanical Gardens
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Page last updated: Mar, 19, 2021
TOURIST Guide editing dept.
Jason Surguine

Kyoto Botanical Gardens was the first of its kind open to the public in 1942 in Japan. Located in a flat area in the northern part of the city, this garden is surrounded by beautiful scenery, with Mount Hie mountain of Higashiyama mountain range to the east, the clear waters of the river Kamo to the west, and the beautiful mountain range of Kitayama to the north. Approximately 12,000 kinds of plants can be found on the sprawling site of about 240,000 square meters for you enjoy the colors of the seasons.
In the spring, cherry blossoms of 150 varieties, including Yoshino cherry tree and Yebenishidare, will bloom for about a month. Autumn leaves are a sight to behold in the fall. Formosan gum trees with hydrangea over a hundred years old are also spectacular. Various exhibitions are held throughout the year, including those on Western orchids and chrysanthemums. The greenhouse in the garden is one of the largest in the country, and you can see tropical plants and the rarest kinds in the world all in one place. Among them, there are day-to-night rooms where you can see flowers that only bloom at night, bringing you a magical evening in the middle of the day. There are also alpine plant rooms where you can see various alpine plants from Japan and all around the world. If you have time, please also visit the "Kyoto Prefectural Ceramic Art Painting Garden" next to Kitayama Gate. General admission to both gardens are also on sale.

Information of Spot Detail


Shimogamo Hangicho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan

Telephone Number


Spot Types


Business Hours

9: 00 ~ 17: 00 (Last admission 16: 00)
[Greenhouse] 10: 00 ~ 16: 00 (Last admission 15: 30)
※The admission time may vary depending on the event

Regular Holiday

December 28 - January 4


Adult 200 yen, High School Student 150 yen, Free for Junior High School Students or younger
[Greenhouse ] Adult 200 yen, High School Student 150 yen, Free for Junior High School Students or younger
"Common ticket with the garden of Kyoto prefectural ceramic plate painting" Adults 250 yen, High School Student 200 yen, Free for Junior High School Students or younger


Kitayama Station at Subway Karasuma Line, right in front of (3rd exit)
Approximately 10 minutes on foot from (Exit 3) at Kitaooji station, Subway Karasuru Line
From Keihan Demachi Yanagi Station, take a city bus or get off at the Shokubutsu-en mae on the Kyoto bus heading "Shizuhara" or "Ichihara," 5 minutes on foot from stop

※The written notice and information on this page are as of the date of publication. Please refer or confirm the latest information of each spot on individual introduced website.


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