Koishikawa Botanical Garden (Koishikawa Shokubutsuen)

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Koishikawa Botanical Garden belongs to the nearby Tokyo University, Japan’s most prestigious university. In the grounds it exhibits and preserves a few thousand tree and plant species. There is also a beautiful Japanese landscape garden that you can visit.

Koishikawa Botanical Garden is also one of Tokyo’s most pleasant and interesting places for cherry blossom viewing. One reason for this is because it does not get as crowded as other ‘hanami’ or cherry blossom viewing spots and features cherry trees of various species. However, do not confuse the botanical gardens with the similarly named Koishikawa Korakuen.

How to get there
Koishikawa Botanical Garden is a 10-15 minute walk from either Myogadani Station (Marunouchi Subway) or Hakusan Station (Mita Subway Line).

Open: 9:00 to 16:30
Closed: Mondays (except on public holidays)

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1 Response

  1. Sciencer says:

    The garden in this picture looks green all around. It seems to be boring at a glance. I heard however, the old japanese have felt some kinds of spirit (as it is called “wabi-sabi”) in such a garden. It sounds interesting.

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