Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
The Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome (夢の島熱帯植物館 Yumenoshima Nettai Shokubutsukan ), also sometimes called the Yumenoshima Tropical Plant Dome, is a botanical garden located at 3-2, Yumenoshima, Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan. It is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association and open daily except Mondays; an admission fee is charged.
The greenhouse was established in 1988 in Yumenoshima ("Dream Island") Park, a reclaimed landfill and dumping ground in Tokyo Bay. Its three domes currently contain about 1,000 species of tropical and semitropical plants. The A Dome features rain forest with ferns and waterfall, B Dome represents a tropical village, and C Dome contains vegetation of the Ogasawara Islands. There is also a small carnivorous plant room.
The domes' plant collections include palms, orchids, aquatic plants, Pandanus, Hevea brasiliensis, Samanea saman, Barringtonia racemosa, Satakentia liukiuensis, Cyathea lepifera, C. mertensiana, C. spinulosa, and Dicksonia antarctica.
- Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome (Japanese)
- Accessible Tokyo description
- Japan Visitor blog
- BGCI entry
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