Located in the north of Kyoto City, the Botanical Garden was built on land donated by the Mitsui family - yes, that Mitsui family - to the City to commemorate the enthronement of the Emperor Taisho, in 1924.
The Botanical Garden in Kyoto is the oldest botanical garden in Japan with over 12,000 plants.
It has both European and Japanese-style gardens, and with its many cherry trees is a wonderful place in spring.
The conservatory that appears in the video above was recently rebuilt and expanded. It requires a separate admission fee of 200 yen, although a combined admission of 250 yen is available.
Open every day 9am-5pm. (Closed Dec 28 to Jan 4.) Admission 200 yen for adults. Kitayama subway station (Karasuma Line).
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