Kyoto Botanical Garden京都府立植物園

Opened in 1924 and being the earliest public botanical garden in Japan, Kyoto Botanical Garden is a hidden gem of cherry blossom viewing without crowd. The garden boasts 12,000 varieties of plants and 200 types of sakura. Kyoto Botanical Garden is a perfect place to stroll, picnic and gain knowledge about nature with the garden’s guides.

Admission: 200 Yen

Number of sakura trees: 500

The age of trees: some are over 50 years

Variety: Somei Yoshino, Ukon, Weeping Cherry, Satozakura, etc.

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Kyoto Botanical Garden

Cherry blossom viewing period: mid March to late April

Best time to view in 2019: mid March to late April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): March 25 to April 20

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 19 to 21 (walking event); April 19 to 22 (Satozakura exhibition)

How to visit

Access: Walk for 5 minutes from Kitayama Station on Karasuma subway line.
Address: Shimogamohangicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture Access: Walk for 5 minutes from Kitayama Station on Karasuma subway line.
Japanese address: 京都府京都市左京区下鴨半木