Living in Japan / Recreation

Jindai Botanical Gardens

The Jindai Botanical Garden occupies more than 420,433 sq. meters near Jindaiji Temple in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan.

Each of its features varieties of one kind of plant, such as ume, cherries, azalea, dogwood, roses and more. Irises are grown in a wetland annex for aquatic plants, in front of the temple.

The garden, was once part of a medieval fortress,  boasts 100,000 trees and shrubs and the park has a plant protection program to preserve endangered Japanese species.

A greenhouse was built in 1984 to house a large collection of tropical plants.

In line with the nationwide state of emergency declared on April 16, the government is strongly requesting that residents stay at home whenever possible and refrain from visiting bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.