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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Hokkaido - Sapporo
Botanic Garden
# 10   of 16 most visited
sights in Sapporo

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This botanical garden close to Sapporo's city center belongs to Hokkaido University and primarily serves a scientific and educational purpose. The garden with its walking trails and lawns, however, is also a pleasant place to take a break or to have a (non-alcoholic) picnic.

Established in 1886, the Botanic Garden preserves a small part of the forest which formerly covered the Ishikari Plain. In addition, there is an alpine garden, a greenhouse and a small Ainu museum. The botanic garden is closed during the winter.

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How to get there
The Botanic Garden is a ten minute walk southwest of Sapporo Station or a five minute walk north of Nishi-Juitchome Station on the Tozai Subway Line.

Address: North 2, West 8

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Hours and Fees
Hours:9:00 to 16:30 (until 16:00 from October to early November)
Admission ends 30 minutes before closing time.
Closed:November 4 to April 28
Mondays (or following day if Monday is a national holiday)
Admission:400 yen

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User Ratings
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User Rating (by 112 users):
75/100
  recommended

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Hokkaido University Botanic Garden
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