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Koishikawa Botanical Garden

[Seasonal Special!] [Nature] [Botanical Garden] [Japanese Garden] [Circuit Style Garden] [Plum Blossom] [Cherry Blossom] [Handkerchief Tree] [Colored Leaf]

[Seasonal] Cherry Blossoms Viewing
★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.0/10.0)

[Seasonal] Colored Leaves Viewing
★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.0/10.0)

[Seasonal] Plum Blossoms Viewing
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.0/10.0)

[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6.0/10.0)

△ Enjoyable
◎ Beautiful
◎ Relaxing
○ Unique
○ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see handkerchief trees (limited season only)
2: to see cherry blossoms (limited season only)

Botanical garden that has the longest history in Japan

If you visit Koishikawa Botanical Garden, you can see "Apples of Newton" and "Grape of Mendel."

This botanical garden is selected as Place of Scenic Beauty of Japan and Place of Historic Site of Japan.

It is the oldest botanical garden in Japan. Historically, the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1867) established Koishikawa Medical Herb Garden in 1684. Graduate School of Science in the University of Tokyo conducts the study in the field of botany in this botanical garden, along with Nikko Botanical Garden in Tochigi Prefecture.

You can see a wide variety of flowers and trees such as handkerchief trees from season to season. In particular, you can find a lot of huge trees in the forest area. Also, there is the ginkgo tree concerned with academic achievement in plant sciences.

This botanical garden is famous for plum blossom and cherry blossom. The high season of plum blossom is from late winter to early spring and that of cherry blossom in spring.

Also, there is Japanese Garden. The University Museum, The University of Tokyo, is located around this botanical garden.

It opened in 1877. It is a large public botanical garden of the University of Tokyo in residential area in Hakusan, Bunkyo City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Hakusan station.

On a different note, Koishikawa Botanical Garden is different from Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens in Iidabashi, Bunkyo City, Tokyo.

Event Information

"Project Exhibition: tsunami plants Mitsuko KURASHINA"
from October 5, 2021 (Tuesday) to December 26, 2021 (Sunday)

Finished Event Information

"Small Project Exhibition: Greenhouse of Koishikawa Now and Past"
from November 19, 2019 (Tuesday) to January 31, 2020 (Friday)

"Small Project Exhibition: The Department of Botany in Tokyo Imperial University Faculty of Science of Koishikawa Botanical Garden Times"
from August 4, 2020 (Tuesday) to December 27, 2020 (Sunday)

"Small Project Exhibition: Wild Birds of Koishikawa Botanical Garden"
from January 5, 2021 (Tuesday) to March 31, 2021 (Wednesday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 1.5 hours in a regular pace, about 1 hour in a hurried pace, and about 2 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
This botanical garden opens from 9:00 to 16:30 (last entry: 16:00).

Closed Day
This botanical garden is closed every Monday, and year-end and new year holiday from December 29 to January 3. In case that Monday is either a national holiday or a substitute holiday, it opens on Monday and closes on the following weekday.

Admissions Fee
It is 500-yen for high school students and over, 150-yen for junior high school students and elementary school students. It is free for infants under 6 years old. It is free for infants under 6 years old. The ticket office is across from the entrance gate. It is free on Green Day of May 4.

The closest station is Hakusan Station.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Hakusan Station (Toei Subway: Mita Line)
○ Myogadani Station (Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
○ With Friends
○ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
○ With Children

Name in English
Koishikawa Botanical Garden

Name in Roman Letters
Koishikawa Shokubutsuen

Name in Japanese

3-7-1, Hakusan, Bunkyo City, Tokyo, 112-0001, Japan

Telephone Number



Purpose: Botanical Garden

Purpose: Cherry Blossom

Purpose: Colored Leaf

Purpose: Garden

Purpose: Nature

Purpose: Other Nature

Purpose: Plum Blossom

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