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Prefectural Botanical Garden Green Momiji

Japan's first public comprehensive botanical garden [Kyoto Botanical Garden]

Opened in 1924 (Taisho 13) as Japan's first public comprehensive botanical garden. During World War II, it became a place to increase food production, and after the war, it was requisitioned by the Allied Forces, and a period of hardship continued. In 1961, it was reopened as the Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden.
The park has about 12,000 kinds of plants planted and exhibited, and visitors can view flowers and trees in all four seasons. The greenhouse, one of the largest in Japan, is home to approximately 4,500 varieties of tropical plants, making it a valuable place to observe plants that are being exhibited for the first time in Japan or that are in bloom for the first time.

Cherry blossoms at the Prefectural Botanical Garden

During the cherry blossom season, 500 cherry trees of about 180 varieties bloom one after another. You can enjoy a variety of cherry blossoms over a long period of time, from Kanhizakura in early March to Somei Yoshino and Yaebeni Shidare in early April, and Kikuzakura in late April. Also, when lit up at night, it creates a fantastic space that is different from the daytime.
During the fall foliage season, approximately 1,000 trees, including Iroha maples and ginkgo trees, turn brilliant colors, and visitors can enjoy a variety of autumn foliage for more than a month. The park will be illuminated from mid-November to early December.

Kyoto Botanical Garden

Cherry blossom viewing information
Best time to visit: Mid-March to early April
Period / Saturday, March 23, 2024 - Sunday, April 7, 2024
Admission Hours: 18:00 approx. after sunset - 21:00 (last admission at 20:00)
*No replacement for noon admission.
Admission: ¥200 for adults, ¥150 for high school students, free for junior high school students and younger

Autumn leaves season information
Best time/usually late November to early December

Kyoto Botanical Garden

  • Kyoto Furitsu Shokubutsuen
  • Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • A short walk from Kitayama Subway Station
  • Tel.075-701-0141
  • 150 parking lots
  • http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/plant/

  • [Normal admission]
    Opening hours 9:00-17:00 (Last admission/16:00)
    Viewing greenhouse opening hours 10:00-16:00 (Last entry/15:30)
    * Closed from December 28th to January 4th
    Admission fee: 200 yen, high school students 150 yen, junior high school students and younger free
    Viewing greenhouse entrance fee/200 yen, high school students 150 yen, junior high school students and younger free
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.

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