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Tohoku University Botanical Garden

BUS STOP 7

The Botanical Garden of Tohoku University was built on Mount Aoba in 1958 as a facility for education and research. In 1972, Mount Aoba was declared a Designated Natural Monument. Though it’s in the city, there you can find a beautiful natural fir forest. In the main building are plant specimens and mounted animals from Mount Aoba’s native flora and fauna. In the rock garden are alpine plants, and growing in the wetlands garden are Asian skunk-cabbages and other plants. You’ll feel like you’re on a wilderness hike when you take the walking paths and natural gardens, where you can find precious plants such as the crested iris and lecanorchis hokurikuensis, and maybe even see a serow or squirrel or other wild animal. There are also a great number of birds, amphibians and insects. You can also enjoy some history within the spacious park since there are also the Mongolian and Shoan stone monuments, as well as the remains of the tea house that was built by the fifth Date ruler, Yoshimura Date.

Bus stop
7 Tohoku University Botanical Gardens (The main building entrance is a ten-minute walk from the Bus stop 5 Sendai City Museum / Sendai International Center, so please use this stop for the Tohoku University Botanical Gardens)
Open hours
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (park entrance until 4:00 p.m.)
Closed
Mondays (Tuesday when a national holiday falls on a Monday), December 1 to the day before Vernal Equinox Day
Admission
Adult 230 yen, Elementary and Junior high school student 110 yen
Tour time
120 minutes
Address
12-2 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai
Tel.
022-795-6760
URL
http://www.biology.tohoku.ac.jp/garden/
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