Kyoto Botanical Garden

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Kyoto Botanical Gardens
京都府立植物園
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LocationSakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Coordinates35°02′54″N 135°45′40″E / 35.04833°N 135.76111°E / 35.04833; 135.76111Coordinates: 35°02′54″N 135°45′40″E / 35.04833°N 135.76111°E / 35.04833; 135.76111
Area24 hectares (59 acres)
EstablishedJanuary 1, 1924 (1924-01-01)
Operated byKyoto Prefecture Government
Visitors882,524 (in 2015)[1]
Open9am-5pm (Last entry at 4pm)
StatusClosed from December 28 to January 4
Species12,000
Public transit accessKitayama Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway)
Websitewww.pref.kyoto.jp/en/02-02-10.html
Kyoto Botanical Garden

The Kyoto Botanical Garden (京都府立植物園, Kyōto Furitsu Shokubutsuen, 240,000 m²), also known as the Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden, is a major botanical garden with conservatory located next to the Kamo River, Hangi-cho Simogamo, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It is open daily; an admission fee of 200 yen is charged, and an additional fee of 200 yen is charged for accessing the conservatory.

The garden was first established in 1924, fell into disuse in 1946, and was restarted in 1961. As of 2007, it contains about 120,000 plants representing some 12,000 species, and is organized into the following major areas: Bamboo Garden; Bonsai Exhibit; Camellia Garden; Cherry Trees; European Style Garden; Flower Bed; Hydrangea Garden; Japanese Iris Garden; Japanese Native Plants; Lotus Pond; Nakaragi-no-mori Pond (trees native to the Yamashiro Basin); Peony Garden; Perennial and Useful Plants Garden; Sunken Garden; and the Uma Grove.

The garden also contains a very substantial conservatory complex (4,694 m²) containing about 25,000 specimens representing 4,500 species. It is a set of rooms shaped to resemble the nearby Kinkaku-ji Temple and Kyoto's northern mountains, built of glass with iron frames, and opened in 1992. It currently contains the following areas: Ananas Room; Aquatic and Carnivorous Plants; Bromeliads Room; Desert and Savanna Plants Room; Forest Succulent Plants Room; Jungle Zone; Orchids Room; Potted Plants Room; Tropical Alpine Plants Room; and Tropical Produce Room.

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References and external links[edit]

  • The Kyoto Botanical Garden (Guide Map), undated brochure, Kyoto Botanical Garden (August 2007)
  • The Conservatory: The Kyoto Botanical Garden, undated brochure, Kyoto Botanical Garden (August 2007)
  • Kyoto Botanical Gardens
  1. ^ "府立植物園入園者数". Kyoto Prefecture Statistical Report (in Japanese). Retrieved 4 January 2018.