Kyoto Botanical Garden will hold a cherry blossom light up event

Kyoto Botanical Garden will hold “Sakura Light Up 2018” from the 25th of March 2018 (Sun.) to the 8th of April (Sun.) and “Sakura Sanpo(walk)” where the staff of the garden will guide visitors through the garden from the 13th of April (Fri.) to the 16th of April.



Kyoto Botanical Garden has many rare plants that you cannot see anywhere else. They have been putting effort into increasing the number of cherry tree varieties and the number was increased to 200 varieties from 70 varieties (7 years ago).

Of all the varieties they have, you can view 130 varieties.





Let’s enjoy various kinds of cherry blossoms at Kyoto Botanical Garden where 250 cherry trees will bloom inside the garden which is comprised of an area of about 7,000㎡.




Kyoto Furitsu Shokubutsuen (Kyoto Botanical Garden)

Address: Shimogamo Hangicho, Sakyoku, Kyotoshi

Opening hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (last entrance – 16:00)

From 03,25 (Sun.) to 04,08 (Sun.) – 9:00 to 21:00 (last entrance – 18:00)

From 04,09 (Mon.) to 05,31 (Thurs.) – 9:00 to 18:30 (last entrance – 18:00)



Prices: Adult – 200 yen, high school students – 150 yen, junior high school student and younger – free

Persons who are older than 70 years old (certification must be presented) and physically disability certificate holders- free


Sakura Light Up 2018

Venue: Kyoto Botanical Garden “Sakurabayashi” Area

Date: 03,25,2018 (Sun.) to 04,08,2018 (Sun.)

Opening hours: Sunset (18:30) to 21:00 (last entrance – 20:00)

The closing time will be changed from 17:00 to 21:00 while these events are being held (last entrance – 20:00)


Sakura Sanpo (walking event)

Venue: Areas centering around Sakura Hinsyu Mihon-en

Date: 04,13,2018 (Fri.)/16 (Mon.) – 13:00 to 13:45

04,14,2018 (Sat.)/15 (Sun.) – 13:00 to 13:45, 17:00 to 17:45

04,09 (Mon.) to 05,31 (Sun.) – closing time – 18:30 (last entrance – 18:00)

Please gather in front of Shokubutsuen Kaikan at 13:00 or 17:00 if you would like to participate in this event.