Shikoku’s leading tour provider since 2011​
Search

SHIKOKU TOURS

Travel and Adventure

Makino Botanical Garden

One of Mt. Godai’s attractions is the Makino Botanical Garden, dedicated to Dr. Makino Tomitarō, who almost single-handedly established botany in Japan.

Makino Botanical Garden

One attraction of Mt. Godai is the Makino Botanical Garden, dedicated to Dr. Makino Tomitarō, who almost single-handedly established botany in Japan.

You enter the gardens through a passageway of intense greenery, arriving in an open structure covered with an acutely-angled, sweeping circular roof. In the middle of this area is a stand of delicate bamboo. The buildings were designed by architect Naitō Hiroshi using locally produced wood. A glasshouse near the entrance is filled with an extraordinary variety of exotic plants, including many of the orchids which particularly fascinated the botanist.

In the museum, exhibits document Dr. Makino’s life and work, all with proper English explanations. His exquisitely detailed drawings of plants are presented both as scientific documents and art.

Part of the garden once belonged to the grounds of Chikurin-ji Temple, whose red pagoda can be glimpsed through the greenery of the park.

Information

Name in Japanese: 牧野植物園

Pronunciation: makino shokubutsu-en

Address: 4200-6 Godaisan, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture 781-8125

Related Tours

8 Days
¥278,000

Experience the most beautiful and interesting temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage in seven days.

View Details
6 Days
¥278,000

Experience the best that Shikoku has to offer in five days.

View Details
Kominka outside
8 Days
¥298,000

A tour for families or friends, staying in the most characterful kominka and ryokan of Shikoku.

View Details
Temple 12 Shosanji lion dog in the mist
8 Days
¥278,000

Visit the most beautiful and interesting temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage and walk the toughest trails.

View Details

Related Points of Interest