Japan's first botanical garden, the Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden on the banks of the Kamo river is a popular place for plum blossom viewing in February - early March and hanami in April.
Japan, 〒606-0823 京都府京都市 左京区下鴨半木町
Nearest Transit: Kitaoji (Line: Karasuma)
Kyoto Botanical Garden and Nearby Attractions on Map
Kamigamo Shrine(1.5 km)
The Kamigamo Shrine on the banks of the Kamo river was established in 678 and is dedicated to Kamo Wake-ikazuchi, the kami of thunder.
Shimogamo Shrine(1.5 km)
The Shimogamo Shrine, formally known as the Kamo-mioya-jinja, is dedicated to the goddess Tamayori-hime and her father, Kamo Taketsunomi.
Daitokuji Temple(1.4 km)
The Daitokuji is a large Zen Buddhist temple complex with 24 smaller sub-temples, of which 8 are open to the public.
The 17th century Entsu-ji Temple is known for its Shakkei gardens that focus on Mount Hiei, which is framed by the trees here.
Imamiya Shrine(1.8 km)
The Imamiya Shrine was built in 994 to appease gods and ward off the disease that was plaguing Heian-kyo (Kyoto).
Kyoto Imperial Palace(2.6 km)
Yoshida Shrine(3.3 km)
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