Opened in October 1996, Uji City Botanical Park has land 10 hectares large, rich in undulation, and interwoven with canals and water fountains. The welcoming 3D waterfront at the entrance, "Tapestry of Flower and Water", is a spectacular view and among the best in Japan. It is 62 meters long and 18 meters high, with close to 3000 flower pots lined up in 46 rows to present a theme or a character related to Uji. The north-eastern (right) side of the park is the autumn area with red leaves, and the south-western (left) side is the spring area with seasonal flowers. There is also the summer area with lotus from Oguraike, and in the greenhouse there are tropical and subtropical flowers available all year. The symbolic plant of the park, the weeping cherry tree, blossoms from mid-March to end of March, during which the park will be open at night free of entrance fee.
- 25-1 Hachikenyadani, Hirono-Cho, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Train: From Okubo Station of Kintetsu Kyoto Line, take Kyoto Keihan Bus 240/240A towards "Keihan Uji," or 250/250A towards "Keihan Uji, JR Obaku Station," and get off at the "Botanical Park" bus stop.
From Uji Station on the Keihan or JR Nara Lines, take Kyoto Keihan Bus 240/240A/250A towards "Kintetsu Okubo," and get off at the"Botanical Park" bus stop.
Car: 14 minutes from the Uji Higashi Interchange if using Keiji By-Pass and coming from Shiga. 20 minutes from the Uji Nishi Interchange if coming from Osaka.
- Business Hours
- 9:00～17:00（entrance until 16:00）
Public Holiday: Mondays（if holiday then will be closed on the following day）,12/28～1/4
- Number of regular vehicles: 200(Charges: 400 yen)
Number of large vehicles: 3(Charges: 1500 yen (for 11 people or more))