Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden

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.


Address :
4200-6 Godaisan, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture
Contact :
Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden
TEL: +81-88-882-2601
Business hours :
9:00 to 17:00
Closed from Dec. 27 to Jan. 1
Access :
●Take the My Yu Bus from JR Kochi Station for about 30 minutes and get off at Makino Shokubutsuen Seimon mae stop.
●About a 25-minute drive from Kochi Interchange on Kochi Expressway.
Price :
●720 yen per person for ordinary visitors (free for senior high school students and younger children); 620 yen per person for a group of at least 20 people; 2,880 yen for an annual pass



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