The Koishikawa Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens with arboretum operated by the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science. They are located at 3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan, and open daily except Mondays; an admission fee is charged.
The gardens date to 1684, when the 5th Tokugawa shōgun, Tsunayoshi, established the Koishikawa Medicinal Herb Garden. In 1877, after the Meiji Restoration, they became a part of the university and the birthplace of Japanese botanical research. Today research activities are focused on the evolution, phylogenetic systematics, and physiology of higher plants.
Tue - Sun: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Closed on Dec 29 - Jan 3.)
Tue - Wed, Fri - Sun: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(Closed on public holidays.)
Adults (13+): 400 JPY
Children (6-12): 130 JPY
Children (under 6): free
Phone +81 3 3814 0138
Address 3 Chome-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0001, Japan
Coordinates 35°43'12.429" N 139°44'38.944" E