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Garden to Visit At Japan

Garden to Visit At Japan
Garden to Visit At Tokyo

Botanical Gardens, University of Tokyo Also known as the Kioshikawa Botanical Gardens, these are the oldest botanic gardens in Japan and older than many gardens elsewhere in the world. The collections focus on plants from eastern Asia, as well as other regions, and include over 400 species.
Address: 3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112
Open- 9.00am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Sundaydaily
Closed- Mondays (unless a National Holiday), December 29 to January 3
Entrance fee- Yes
Directions- Owner- University of Tokyo
Tel- +81 (3) 3814 0138; Fax +81 (3) 3814 0139
Rikugien Gardens

Rikugien Gardens- an arched stone bridge spans a small streamRikugien Gardens These lovely landscape gardens were begun in 1695. The water, 'mountains' and plants depict 88 scenes from famous poems or waka. Rikugien Gardens have been designated a site of special historic interest by the Japanese Government.
Address: 6-16-3 Hon-komagome, Bunyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0021
Open- 9.00am to 5.00pm daily Closed- December 29 to January 3
Entrance fee- Y300 in 2000
Directions- From Komagone Station on the JR Yamonote Line go left in Hongo Street, the entrance to the Gardens is down the second street on your right.
Owner- Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association
Shinjuku
Shinjuku is a favourite with photographers at Cherry Blossom time

Hibiya Park Adjacent to the Imperial Palace gardens, close to Tokyo Station and Ginza, Hibiya is a busy park. There are lovely areas of maples and cherry trees, more formal gardens and walks. A little dusty by late summer you may find it 'tired' and, sometimes, home to those no longer employed.
Address: Hibiya Dori, Tokyo
Open- Dawn until 11.00pm daily
Closed- None Entrance
fee- None
Facilities- Restaurant, snacks
Owner- Government of Japan Tel

Hibiya Park
Hibiya Park is a green oasis in the heart of Tokyo

Imperial Palace Gardens Inside the huge moated walls of the Imperial Palace, the East Gardens are a huge, peaceful green space. Immaculate there are cherry trees, azaleas and many other features to enjoy.
Address- Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Open- 9.00am - 4.00pm Tuesday to Thursday, and Saturday, Sunday (last admission 3.00pm) Closed- Monday, Friday and December 25- 5 January
Entrance fee- None
Facilities- None
Directions- JR to Tokyo Station; Subway to Otemachi or Takebashi
Owner- Government of Japan Tel +81 (3) 3213-1111 Ext.485

Imperial Palace
The Imperial Pace lies, tempting, beyond the moat...

Shinjuku Gyoen (National Gardens) Incredibly popular at cherry blossom time (April) when more than 2000 trees flower, Shinjuku also has French and English style gardens, and a Chinese pavillion. Come in autumn for the chrysanthemums.
Address: 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku-ku
Open- Daily 9.00am to 4.30pm in April; 9.00am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Sunday May to end March
Closed- Mondays except in April)
Entrance fee- $8.00 adult (house & garden)
Owner- Facilities- Snacks Directions- JR to Shinjuku station, take the south exit and turn right walking east for about 10 minutes.
Subway - Marunouchi line to Shinjukugyoen-mae, the station is opposite the main entrance to the garden. Tel +81 (3) 3350-0151


Nanzen-ji Nanzen-ji is a very large temple in eastern Kyoto. The gardens are park-like and lovely. The view from the temple verandah over the trees to Kyoto is lovely and worth the climb! Visit Nanzen-in, Tenju-an and Konchi-in while you are there. Open- 8.30am to 4.30/5.00pm Closed- Mondays (unless a National Holiday), December 29 to January 3 -->Entrance fee- Y150-Y400 Directions- From either Kyoto or Sanjo station take No 5 bus to Eikan-do-mae bus stop
Nanzen-ji
The lovely gardens and maples at Nanzen-ji Temple

Konchi-in Just outside the gates to the Nanzen-ji Temple, Konchi-in is an exquisite landscape-style Japanese garden. The secluded paths, trees, pond and area of dry, gravel, garden, make this well worth the visit. Review and more photos of Konchi-in
Open- 8.30am to 4.30pm
Closed- Mondays (unless a National Holiday), December 29 to January 3
Entrance fee- Y400
Click for Konchi-in review Konchi-in, looking across the pool to the entrance

Tofuku-ji Temple Founded in 1236, Tofuku-ji Temple is one of the main temples in Kyoto. The stroll gardens are especially lovely in autumn, the narrow pond is crossed by arched bridges. A pattern of white sand sqaures in lush deep green moss is striking backed by pink azaleas in spring and brilliant foliage colour in autumn.
Open- 9.00am to 5.00pm daily
Closed- December 29 to January 3
Entrance fee- Y300
Directions- From Kyoto station bus No 208 to the Tofuku-ji-mae stop.

Maruyama-koen Park A large and popular park, particularly in spring when a huge and venerated sakura, or cherry, blossoms. A pretty pool, paths and trees
Open- Daily Closed
Entrance fee- None
Facilities- Snacks Directions
Maruyama-koen Park
Sakura tree, Maruyama-koen Park

Kiyomizu-dera Temple A steep path through dozens of tourist shops leads to this large temple, popluar in cherry blossom season. -->Open- 6.00am - 6.00pm daily Closed- Monday, Friday and December 25- 5 January -->Entrance fee- Y300 Facilities- None -->Directions- From Kyoto station take bus No 206 to Gojo-zaka or Kiyomizu-michi bus stop, the temple is a 10 minute walk up the hill Owner- Government of Japan
Tel -->


Sakura blossom
Sakura or cherry blossom in spring

Ryoan-ji Set within earthen walls with glimpses of green tree tops beyond, this simple karesansui, or dry landscape garden, of fifteen rocks set in a 'sea' of raked, white sand is justly famous.
Address: 11 Naitocho, Shinjuku-ku
Open- Daily 8.00am to 5.00pm from April to November; 8.30am to 4.30pm from December to March
Closed- Mondays except in April
Entrance fee- Y400

Facilities- None
Directions- from Kyoto station take bus No 52, or from Sanjo Keihan station take bus No 59 Tel +81(3)3350-0151
Daitoku-ji Temple While the Daitoku-ji Temple is closed to the public, the many subtemples and their lovely gardens are open. It can be busy and crowded, but Daitoku-ji is a must for those interested in karesansui (dry landscape gardens) and Zen gardens.
Open- 9.00am- 4.30/5.00pm daily Closed
Entrance fee- Y300-Y400 Directions- from Kyoto station take bus No 205 or 206 to Daitoku-ji-mae; or walk from Kitao-ji subway station.


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