Public Spaces

First opened in 1958 to honor the achievements of Tomitaro Makino (1862-1957), the “father of Japanese Botany” and a Kochi native, this botanical garden sprawls across six hectares on the mountainside of Godaisan. Within are 3,000 species of plants, many of which Makino himself studied, a conservatory (opened in 2010), an exhibition hall, shops, a café, and a restaurant open to the public. The garden also has a herbarium and a research center with limited access to the public.

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