Kyoto Botanical Garden

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Kyoto Botanical Gardens
Kyoto Botanical Gardens (7183481544).jpg
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
Public transit accessKitayama Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway)
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; a general admission fee is charged, and an additional fee is charged for accessing the conservatory.

The garden was first established in 1924. As WW2 was end, this garden was designated in Garrison by occupation forces. And it is seized in 1946.


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.

Location and access[edit]

The garden is located in northern part of Kyoto city and accessible by public transports. Parking is also available for car and bicycle.

  • Main gate
    • Metro: Gate 3, Kitaōji Station on Karasuma line
    • Bus stop: Botanical garden(in Japanese 植物園) on line 1, 204, 205, 206, N8 of Kyoto City Bus, and line 32, 34, 35, 45, 46 by Kyoto Bus.
  • Kitayama gate
  • Kamogawa gate
    • Bus stop: Kitayama-bashi higashi-zume (in Japanese 北山橋東詰) on line N8 of Kyoto City Bus.
  • Hokusen gate


See also[edit]

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.