Koishikawa Botanical Garden

Attraction 東京大学大学院理学系研究科附属植物園 〒112-0001 Tokyo, Bunkyo, Hakusan, 3−7−1 Published on: 26-02-2016

1 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
03:00 PM
04:00 PM
First-time visit
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Outdoor
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Kids
Parks & Aquarium
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Koishikawa Botanical garden is one of two botanical research facilities operated by Japan’s prestigious Tokyo University. The purpose of both garden facilities is to contribute to research and education in plant sciences.

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Why Koishikawa Botanical Garden is special ?

Koishikawa Botanical Garden (小石川植物園, Koishikawa Shokubutsuen) belongs to the nearby Tokyo University, Japan's most prestigious university. It exhibits and preserves a few thousand tree and plant species and includes a beautiful Japanese landscape garden.

Koishikawa Botanical Garden (小石川植物園, Koishikawa Shokubutsuen) belongs to the nearby Tokyo University, Japan's most prestigious university. It exhibits and preserves a few thousand tree and plant species and includes a beautiful Japanese landscape garden.


What to explore at Koishikawa Botanical Garden?

Visitors entering the main gate have a choice of two routes to explore the grounds: going straight ahead leads to the upper garden, while going left leads to the lower garden. It is really a question of exploring in a clockwise, or counter-clockwise direction. Going straight ahead leads past the art-deco main building and onto a broad tree-lined commons ideal for strolling or picnicking. On the right is a venerable domed green house, home to 1100 species of orchids and tropical plants. A bit further on are a copse of magnificent mature trees of various types (Somewhat over-zealous signage will give you all the information you will want) Several paths lead down to the lower garden, one through a plum tree orchard, fragrant in season and another past a pine forest.

The dominant feature of the lower garden is the majestic two-storey red and white former main building of the Tokyo Medical School. Constructed in 1876 (Meiji Nine) it was moved to its present location in 1969 and is now a museum focusing on the University of Tokyo. A series of ponds stretches from in front of the building almost back to the entrance. In one pond you can find a school of multi-colored Japanese carp, and on the others various waterfowl including ducks and sometimes even a crane. If you are a nature-lover, or just someone in need of a time-out from the buzz of Tokyo, an hour or so spent at Koishikawa Botanical garden might be just what the doctor ordered.

Source: http://en.japantravel.com/

How to get to Koishikawa Botanical Garden?

Transportation 10 minutes from Hakusan Station on Mita Subway Line 15 minutes from Myogadani Station on Marunouchi Subway Line

Selling points

  • Parks, riverside paths and temples abound
  • Take a break, chill out and re-charge
  • Research and education in plant sciences
  • Ideal for strolling or picnicking
  • Home to 1100 species of orchids and tropical plants
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Duration
9.0 days
Estimated
1,379.63 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
28 places

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東京大学大学院理学系研究科附属植物園 〒112-0001 Tokyo, Bunkyo, Hakusan, 3−7−1

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Tips for you

  • It is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.
    Timming
  • The Green House: 10:00-15:30.
    Things nearby
  • The last entrance is 4:00 p.m
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TripAdvisor View more

薬の代わりになる薬草を育てていた場所です。都内にしては静かで植物に囲まれています。1日のんびるランチを持って訪れたいですね。カメラを忘れずに!

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In this city, it is a surprise that there is so much great botanical garden. It seems of the University of Tokyo research facility, but greenhouse seems to become necessary rebuilding Old, where he was the recruitment of donation. Rare species of grapes and, in the pond bloomed killifish, carp, crayfish, and also beautiful lotus flower. Cherry trees are many, and I would like to come to the season of the cherry blossoms in spring. Also, ABCs maple leaves are very small autumn leaves had not tossed in the wind. Wonder if turn red? ? It was a Saturday, and is surprised to have really a lot of people. Everyone was like picnics and, you started enjoying such as the their own way photography. Next time I would like to ask you to bring a camera.

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