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Botanical Gardens

There are various arrangements at the botanical gardens to allow visitors to learn, while having fun, about plants and the relations between plants and human life and culture.

Jindai Botanical Gardens

Jindai Botanical Gardens, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011, has such attractions as a plum blossom garden, a cherry blossom garden, a massive collection of azalea varieties, a large greenhouse featuring exotic tropical plants, as well as a rose garden, which received the Award of Garden Excellence from the World Federation of Rose Societies. It also holds seasonal exhibitions, including those of chrysanthemums, violets, Japan’s traditional garden plants, and bonsai.

In April 2012, Jindai Botanical Gardens opened the Plant Diversity Center, which preserves and propagates Tokyo’s endangered botanical species, collects and disseminates information, and promotes the importance of botanical diversity.

  • Rose Garden, Jindai Botanical Gardens
    Rose garden in Jindai Botanical Gardens
  • Jindai Botanical Gardens 50th anniversary commemorative tree-planting
    Okutama area of the plant diversity learning zone at Jindai Botanical Gardens’ Plant Diversity Center

Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

Waste heat from an incineration plant is used at Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome, which features exhibits showing scenes of tropical wetlands, those of tropical villages, and vegetation in Tokyo’s subtropical Ogasawara Islands.

The facility also offers seasonal events such as nighttime guided tours and tropical rain shower experience, which give participants an exciting feel of nature.

Glass Dome, Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
“Glass dome” exterior of Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

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