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University of Tokyo Botanical Gardens

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Japan - Tokyo

Institution Code: TI

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
University of Tokyo Botanical Gardens
(Koishikawa), Hakusan 3-7-1,
112-0001 Japan

Telephone: 03 3814 2625
Fax: 03 3014 0139
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jin MURATA
    Curator's Name: Tetsuo OHI-TOMA
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 6
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: Yes
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1684
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: No
  • Total Area: 16 Hectares
    Latitude: 35.6784
    Longitude: 139.6822
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Nikko Botanical Garden

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 600000
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
  • Number of Visitors: 120000

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 4500
  • Special Collections:Variety of east Asiatic and Sino-Himalayan wild plants, Cultivars of Prunus, Rhododendron, Camellia and Japanese primulas.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes