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