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Hokkaido University Botanical Gardens

Hokkaido university botanical gardensHokkaido University Botanical Gardens is the oldest botanical garden in Japan, and was opened in 1886.
Now it is under the control of the Hokkaido University.

First a greenhouse was built in 1876, as a facility of Sapporo Agricultural College (current Hokkaido University).
And this site was changed to a botanical garden in 1886.

The site is only 400 meters square, and it has old growth forests.
There are about 4,000 kinds of plants in here.
Additionally there are some museums.

This botanical garden is in the center of the large city.
Of course, many buildings had been built after this botanical garden was set up.
Despite it is near the central Sapporo city, you can enjoy peace of the woods.


How to get to here

On foot

About 1 km from JR Sapporo station.
Or, about 0.6 km from Sapporo station on subway, about 1 km from Odori station on subway.




Entrance of Hokkaido University Botanical Gardens A bed of plants
Lotus field A forest
Museum Inside of the museum
All photos by Sapporo City

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