The Kyoto Botanical Garden is perfect for going out under the refreshing autumn sky.
Within a vast area of 240,000 square meters, about 12000 kinds of plants are grown.
Currently, autumn flowers such as cosmos, salvia, chrysanthemum and rose are in full bloom.
In particular, about 320 varieties and 1400 roses were planted in Western-style gardens.
The best time to see roses is twice a year, from mid-May to early June and from mid-October to mid-November.
In contrast to the flamboyant spring roses, autumn roses are characterized by their deep colors and rich aroma.
Taking advantage of the scenery of Mt. Hiei, "rose garden" is one of the most scenic spots in the vast grounds.
Also, do you know there is a shrine on the grounds of Kyoto Botanical Garden?
Nakaragi-jinja Shrine is a sub-shrine outside the precinct of Kamigamo-jinja Shrine (Kamowakeikazuchi-jinja Shrine) located northwest of the park in Nagagi no Mori.
It is written as "半木" and read "Nakaragi" and it has existed since before the botanical garden was built.
It is a shrine that became the origin of the name of "Nakaragi no Michi" on the left bank of Kamogawa River on the east side of the botanical garden.
It is known as the guardian god of textile industry in ancient times and is said to be the birthplace of Kyoto silk fabric.
There are many maple trees in the Nagagi forest, and you can also enjoy the beauty of the autumn leaves in the coming season!
From Saturday, November 14 to 29th "Illumination of the world's autumn leaves" will be held.
Kyoto Botanical Garden
Shimogamo Hangicho, Sakyo-ward, Kyoto-city, Kyoto
Very close to Kitayama Subway Station