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The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden

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Address: 4200-6 Godaisan, Kochi 781-8125, Kochi Prefecture
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The garden offers extensive landscape views from a hill top and high valley setting

The garden is beautiful, the landscape is beautiful, and the story of Makino, the botanist and illustrator is inspirational - a local genius who became a hero of botany for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

The garden is beautiful, the landscape is beautiful, and the story of Makino, the botanist and illustrator is inspirational - a local genius who became a hero of botany for the entire country

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I was in Kochi visiting a friend who works at the botanical garden, so it was just natural that I visited it. The visitor centre and the museum buildings are very new and have interesting architecture. The garden itself is not too big, however it has very nice paths, hilltop view over the town, lovely trees and flowers, even at... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We were planning on a short visit, then realised when we arrived that half an hour wasn't going to cut it. While it ended up not feeling as big as it looked on the map, you could spend a few hours wandering every path. I would say it was just an average visit for us - the grass was kind... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We visited the gardens with our kids. The gardens are gorgeous and the kids can stroll around. When the cherries are blossoming it is incredible. Look out to the architecture of the old warm house and the cafeteria. The kids enjoyed the garden and the sweets.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We went there to kill time, but truly enjoy the garden even not much flowers and plants are not at there best, in the autumn.

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Thank Hasanand N
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

It's good for the green house, wow that was fantastic. The rest of the garden I wasn't impressed with. I visited in autumn, but has nothing on most other gardens in Japan. One to visit if you have an interest in botany: plant varieties only. Worthy of only an hour or 2 there. 10% discount on entry with MY bus... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Can spend a few hours strolling through Makino Botanical Garden, depending on the season. This garden is very different from traditional Japanese landscape gardens. There is a greenhouse, which has tropical plants, so even in winter there is greenery. The garden feels very open and without barriers, and the flowers are very vivid in color. The gardens were named after... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Interesting for anyone remotely interested in plants, even children. Very nice café in a modern building made from natural materials. Went there on a rainy day - there are enough covered areas (the greenhouse! with big lotus leafs you can see from underneath!) so it'd doable even with heavier rain. The gardens are on Godaisan, so visting this in combination... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

I was not even aware of this botanical garden when I made the Kochi itinerary. Since interruption by bad weather, we had to stay one more day in Kochi. We found this place to go from the travel guide. It was a nice place from both leisure and intellectual aspects. The space was well-maintained and the landscape was spectacular. BTW,... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Great botanical garden. Some amazing plants, got some great photos. Impressed with the conservatory.

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