The National Museum of Japanese History highlights the history of commoners through a selection of significant themes in the cultural development of Japan. Until just a few decades ago, customs and techniques of the past were still relatively easy to observe first-hand. It was possible to see, for example, how earlier generations employed a variety of plant materials for clothing, food, living needs, and tools. In recent times, however, it has become increasingly hard to know what kind of plant materials were used for the daily needs of yesteryear.

The Botanical Garden of Everyday Life Associated with Daily Life in Japan is designed to introduce plants which have long played an important role in Japanese culture. It is located in a corner of the former Sakura Castle. The garden is divided into six areas that feature plants related to the following subjects

Facilities

The Botanical Garden of Everyday Life
Hours 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (entrance closed at 4:00 p.m.)
Closed Mondays
New Year's holiday (December 27 - January 4) * When Monday is a national holiday, the botanical garden will be closed on Tuesdays instead.
Admission Fee
(including tax)
¥100
General admission for individuals (16 years or older)
¥50
Group admission for parties of 20 or more
* Every Satuday, admission is free for students up to 18 years old.

Surroundings of the Botanical Garden of Everyday Life

Surroundings of the Botanical Garden of Everyday Life

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