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Botanical Gardens, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo (Koishikawa Botanical Garden)
A botanical garden where you can enjoy the great outdoors while in the city center.
This place, which is aimed at botanical research and education, is an affiliated facility of the University of Tokyo, officially called "Botanical Gardens, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo".
It was originally the "Koishikawa Medicinal Garden" opened by the Edo Shogunate over 300 years ago with the aim of growing medicinal plants. After the establishment of the University of Tokyo in Meiji 10 (1877), it became the university's affiliated botanical garden and was opened to the public. It is also known as the research base of Mr. Tomitaro Makino, who became the model for the 2023 NHK serial TV drama "Ranman".
Within the vast garden of approximately 160,000 square meters, 3,000 types of plants such as camellias, azaleas, cherry blossoms, ginkgo, and maple show their colors in each season, and 1,100 types of tropical and subtropical plants are cultivated in the greenhouse. It's full of highlights like "Newton's Apple" and "Mendel's Grape", so it's a spot you'll want to take a full day to slowly tour.
It was designated as a national scenic spot and historic site in 2012.
A national scenic spot and historic site.
An affiliated facility of the University of Tokyo for botanical research and education.
Approximately 4,000 types of plants are cultivated on a 160,000 square meter site.
Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.
Do you have signs or pamphlets in foreign languages? (If you do, which languages are available?)
English pamphlets available.
Is free Wi-Fi available in the area?
Are coin lockers available?
We have both large and small types available.
Is re-entry possible?
No, it is not.
What about any additional questions?
You can check more FAQ on the official website.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo
Adults (High School Students and over): 500 yen; Children (Elementary and Junior High School Students): 150 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
- Credit Cards
- Not accepted
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)