One of the most comprehensive botanical garden in Japan opened in 1958 to honor the achievements of the world renowned botanist from Kochi Dr. Tomitaro Makino (1862-1957). In addition to an exhibition room displaying hand-drawn figures of plants and such of Dr. Tomitaro Makino, there are rich attractions such as a greenhouse where about 3000 types of seasonal plants and tropical plants can be enjoyed, a medicinal plants section, and a East Asia garden plant garden. There are shops lined with original goods and popular restaurants using ingredients of Kochi.
●Take a “My Yu Bus” ride at JR Kochi Station and get off at “Makino Shokubutsuen Seimon-mae” stop (in front of the main gate of Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden).
●About a 20-minute drive from the Kochi Interchange on the Kochi Expressway
●720 yen per person for ordinary visitors (free for senior high school students and younger children); 620 per person for a group of at least 20 people; 2,880 yen for an annual pass