Jindai Botanical Gardens



About 都立神代植物公園


Large Greenhouse
Jindai Botanical Gardens are Tokyo Metropolitan botanical gardens located in Chofu city and it is the leading botanical garden in Japan.
In the gardens, set in a style reminiscent of old Musashino, around 100,000 trees of 4,800 kinds are planted.

The garden is divided into 30 areas, including a rose garden, an azalea garden, a plum garden and a lespedeza garden.

Visitors can enjoy seeing beautiful flowers and plants throughout all four seasons.

In addition, we hold events and exhibitions in relation to the preservation of the Edo period cultivars, plants and horticulture to convey the charm of these plants to many people.


Approximately 12,000 trees in 290 cultivars of azaleas and “satsuki” are planted from the main gate to around the circumference of the pond, and this azalea garden is one of the main symbols of the Jindai Botanical Garden.

In spring, cherry blossoms from about 750 trees bloom, including unique species other than “somei yoshino”, such as “satozakura” and a species unique to this garden called “Jindai akebono”, making it one of the most popular cherry-blossom spots in Tokyo.

In the large greenhouse renewed and reopened in May 2016, you can enjoy seeing rare tropical plants throughout the year.

If you walk through the Jindai-ji gate on the opposite side of the main gate, you can enjoy walking the areas that have historic temples, and also enjoy eating the famous Jindai-ji soba.


  • Opening Hours: 9: 30 am – 5: 00 pm (admission is until 4 pm)
  • Access:
    It will take 20 min. by bus; Get off at “Jindai Shyokubutsu Koen-mae” station
  • Closed Days: ○Every Monday (if a Monday falls on a national holiday, the following day will be closed), ○New Year’s Holiday (December 29 – January 1 of the following year)
  • Entrance fee: ○General Adults 500 yen (Group discount available), ○Adults over 65 years old 250 yen (Group discount available), ○Junior high school students 200 yen (Junior high school students living in Tokyo or going to high school in Tokyo are free), ○Elementary school students and younger free


Guidance of the precincts


Rose Garden バラ園

This symmetrically designed sunken garden received the WFRS Award of Garden Excellence in the past.
Its flower season comes twice a year; about 5,200 spring rose trees with 400 varieties and about 5,000 autumn rose trees with 300 varieties are planted.

Late May is the best season to see them in spring, and around mid-October or later is the best season in autumn.
The autumn flowers are small, but have vivid colors.

As well as some original species, old roses, and modern roses, you can also enjoy seeing new varieties which are being examined on the flower beds for international rose competition.


Large Greenhouse 大温室

The large greenhouse was renewed and reopened in May 2016; there are sections such as a tropical flower and tree room, a tropical water lily room and a begonia room.

Rare plants were collected from around the world. Our new greenhouse holds about 1,300 varieties of breeds.

In January 2015, we signed a partnership agreement with “Viña del Mar Botanic Garden” in Chile and newly set up a section of Chilean plants.

We also expanded sections of valuable arid plants such as cacti, as well as sections of plants from the Ogasawara Islands that were designated as a World Natural Heritage Site. We also newly set up a section of carnivorous plants, so you can enjoy seeing rare plants from around the world throughout the year.


The Center for Plant Diversity 植物多様性センター

The Center for Plant Diversity is a facility to hand down valuable plants and the environment left in Tokyo to the next generation.

The “learning garden” is a sample garden that reproduces the environment of the three main zones of Tokyo, which are Okutama, Musashino and Izu Islands, and peculiar wild plants of each zone are displayed outdoors.

The information pavilion shows the plant diversity in Tokyo; it exhibits endangered plants, displays information on the biology and natural environment of plants, and videos and books are also available.

We offer lectures and learning programs so that visitors can become familiar with plant diversity through a variety of ways.


Aquatic Plant Garden 水生植物園

We opened the aquatic botanical garden after we deployed wooden paths at the place where water from the backyard of Jindai-ji temple accumulated and became a wetland.
Part of the garden was designated as a “National Historic Site Jindai-ji Castle Ruin”.

In the pond and waterways, reed grasses, Amur silver-grasses, Wild rices, Typha orientalis and Acorus gramineus (Japanese rushes), as well as water irises, bur reeds, cow lilies, water fringes, primulas, Japanese loosestrife, and Lobelia sessilifolia are planted.

In the Iris Garden in June, you can enjoy seeing about 1,500 Japanese irises seedlings, with 50-species.

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