Hokkaido University Botanic Garden

Travel Guide - Hokkaido University Botanic Garden


Hokkaido University Botanic Garden was opened in 1886 as the Japan's first modern botanic garden.
Even though located in the center of Sapporo City, the 13.3 hectares of precincts retain some sections of virgin forest and contains some 4,000 varieties of plants.
There are also the remains of pit dwellings from Satsumon culture (7 - 13th century), a rock garden with rocks from around the world, the Former Batchelor Residence, which was the first museum in Sapporo, and the Dr.
Kingo Miyabe Memorial Hall, the first curator of the garden.

Opening Hours

  • 9:00 - 16:30 (April 29 - September 30)
  • 9:00 - 16:00 (October 1 - November 3)
  • 10:00 - 15:30 (November 4 - April 28, Greenhouse Only)


  • Mondays (April 29 - September 30)
  • Sundays and National holidays (November 4 - April 28)
  • December 28 - January 4

Access / Public Transport

  • 20 minutes walk from JR Sapporo Station

Address / Location

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Odori Park
Odori Park is a 1.5-kilometer long and 65-meter wide park stretching from east to west in the city center of Sapporo. There are fountains, fl ...  more »
Nakajima Park
Nakajima Park contains Nakajima Sports Center, Japanese garden, and other facilities. It also contains two important cultural properties. One ...  more »
Nopporo Forest Park
Nopporo Forest Park is a large park which has 17 walking trails. There are also Historical Museum of Hokkaido and Historical Village of Hokka ...  more »
Amo-toge Pass (Amo Natural Park)
Amo Natural Park is a large natural park located between Hida City and Shirakawa-go. A virgin forest of beech trees and a swamp with white ar ...  more »
Sapporo TV Tower
The 147.2 meters tall Sapporo TV Tower stands at the east side of Odori Park. It was built in 1957 as a radio tower to begin TV broadcasts in ...  more »
Katsura-Rikyu Imperial Villa
Katsura-Rikyu Imperial Villa was built in 1624 by the emperor's brother Prince Hachijo Toshihito for the Hachijo-no-miya (later Katsura-no-mi ...  more »
Fukuoka Castle Ruins (Maizuru Park)
Fukuoka Castle was originally completed in 1608 by Kuroda Nagamasa, the first lord of Fukuoka Domain. Some Yagura turrets, Otemon main gate,  ...  more »


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