Kyoto Gyoen (Kyoto Imperial Garden) Tombo-ike Pond

The Kyoto Gyoen National Garden is a vast expanse of nature stretching approximately 700 meters from east to west and 1300 meters from north to south.

"Tombo-ike (Dragonfly Pond)" in the garden will be open to the public for a limited period of time from August 6 to 8th.

At the Tombo-ike (Dragonfly Pond) in summer, you can observe various aquatic creatures and plants.

Why don't you take all possible measures against infectious diseases and go out?

Participation is free, but you need to apply in advance on a first-come-first-served basis.

Those who wish to participate should apply as soon as possible by referring to the official website of Kyoto Gyoen.

The Tombo-ike (Dragonfly Pond) in Kyoto Gyoen National Garden was built in 1994 and is usually not open to the public.

They are protected as biotopes (habitats) for various plants and animals.

Since it's called "Tombo-ike (Dragonfly Pond)", do many dragonflies come?

About 5,000 species of dragonflies live in the world, and about 200 of them live in Japan.

26 species of dragonflies have been found in Kyoto Gyoen.

There are not only well-known varieties such as Oniyamma and Shiokara tombo, but also rare species of dragonflies.

It's also interesting to watch dragonflies grow from larva in the water to adults flying in the air.

Kyoto Gyoen, which is rich in nature, is home to a wide variety of creatures other than dragonflies.

About 100 species of birds, more than 50 species of butterflies, 8 species of cicadas and about 400 species of fungi have been identified.

In this season, you can also find cicada shells in places like the Koorogi no Mori Forest.

We can see plants and creatures not only Tombo-ike (Dragonfly pond), but also in the garden where we can go in and out freely throughout the year.

Please check the official website of Kyoto Gyoen for the details of "Summer Tombo-ike Open to the Public".

Kyoto Gyoen (Kyoto Imperial Garden) Tombo-ike Pond
3 Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo-ward, Kyoto-city, Kyoto
15 minutes walk from Marutamachi Station of Keihan-jingu Shrine (Tomikoji-guchi entrance).

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