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Botanical Gardens, Osaka City University

This botanical garden collects and preserves 6,700 plant species, with a focus on trees. It's worth a visit in every season.

Basic information

This garden was established as a research facility in 1950. Since then, it has endeavored to collect and preserve plants and trees, and its approximately 25.5-hectare grounds contain 30,000 plants from 6,000 species. Considerable effort has been put into the collection of native Japanese trees in particular, with one display recreating the 11 representative forest varieties of Japan. There is also a focus on the cultivation of plants in danger of extinction. Spread across three valleys and four ridges, the gardens are located at the foot of the Ikoma Mountains. In addition to a garden of native Japanese trees, visitors can also admire dawn redwoods in the foreign species arboretum. Other facilities here include the flower and tree garden, the mushroom and bamboo grass garden, the desert garden (collecting dry-soil plant species), and rest areas. With about 300 flowering cherry trees in spring, cotton rosemallow and hibiscus in summer, bush clover and sweet olive in fall, and about 600 camellias and 100 plums fiercely bloom in winter, you can enjoy all the expressions of the changing seasons.

  • Location

    〒 576-0004 2000 Kisaichi, Katano-shi, Osaka
  • Fax

    072-891-2101
  • Tel

    072-891-2059
  • Closed

    Mondays (open when Monday is a holiday), New Year holidays (12/28 - 1/4)
  • Open

    9:30 - 16:30 (admissions close 16:00)
  • Price

    Adults ¥350, free admission for children 14 and under
    Groups (30+) of adults ¥280 (advance registration required)
  • Directions

    6-minute walk from Kisaichi Station on the Keihan Katano Line
    20-minute walk from Kawachi-Iwafune Station on the JR Gakkentoshi Line
  • URL

    http://www.sci.osaka-cu.ac.jp/biol/botan/
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