Koishikawa Botanical Garden
Boasting a history of 300 years, it is the oldest Botanical Garden in Japan
In 1684, the Koishikawa Medicinal Herb Garden was created to raise plants for medicinal purposes. When the University of Tokyo was established in 1877, this garden was attached to it and opened to the public.
Boasting an area of about 160,000 square meters and cultivating approximately 4,000 plant species, the surrounding scenery will make you forget that you're in the middle of Tokyo.
Inside this garden, many pedigreed plants with long histories to tell visitors still remain. It is designated as both a National Historic Site and a Place of Scenic Beauty.
With plum and cherry blossoms in the spring, as well as red Japanese maples in the fall, all four seasons can be enjoyed here.
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- Official Name
- The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science Koishikawa Botanical Garden
- Postal Code
- 3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo
Adults (High School Students and over): 400 yen; Children (Elementary and Junior High School Students): 130 yen; Small Children: Free
*Free Admission on Greenery Day, May 4th
- Mondays (or the following weekday when national holidays fall on Monday); the New Year Holidays (12/29-1/3 of the following year)
- 9:00am-4:30pm (Admission allowed until 4:00pm)
(1) About 10 minutes on foot from Hakusan Station on the Toei Subway Mito Line
(2) About 15 minutes on foot from Myogadani Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)