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Hachijo Botanical Park

Hachijo Botanical Park on the island of Hachijojima is located in the Pacific Ocean, about 270 kilometers away from Tokyo. Hachijojima has warm subtropical climate and experiences heavy rain, giving rise to a flourishing natural environment. With bright sunlight and strong winds, Hachijojima offers grand views of dynamic scenery, including two tall mountains, Hachijo-Fuji (the highest peak of the seven Izu Islands) and Mt. Mihara. Hachijo Botanical Park sits in the central region of Hachijojima, and covers a broad region of 20 ha (49.4 acres).
The garden includes many types of flowers (such as hibiscuses and bougainvillea) with a focus on tropical and subtropical plants. You can also spot many types of wild birds in the garden. Garden walkways are laid with red volcanic gravel, creating a rich, southern-country atmosphere.


  • Address:
    Okago, Hachijo-machi
  • Start of public use:
    August 29, 1962
  • Public area:
    224,068.63 m2 (55.4 acres)

Map of Hachijo Botanical Park

Access map

Map of Hachijo Botanical Park

Guide to the Garden by Zones

Hachijo Botanical Park includes indoor facilities (a greenhouse and a visitor center) as well as various outdoor facilities divided into zones. The greenhouse offers many varieties of flowering trees (hibiscus, bougainvillea, etc.), decorative plants (bottle palm, traveler's tree, etc.), and fruit trees (papaya, mango, etc.), for a total of approximately 400 trees of 100 different types.

Management Zone

Here you can find the visitor center and greenhouse. Please visit both the visitor center and the greenhouse before you head out for a walk in the garden.

Carillon clock

Forest Zone

In this forest, you can find many trees, mainly Machilus thunbergii, Japanese cinnamon trees, and East Asian eurya. Because strong winds pass through this forest, the trees here are slightly shorter than those in other areas. This is believed to be one of the volcanoes that erupted around the same time as Hachijo-Fuji.

Trees of Hachijo

In this forest, you can still find scenes colored by days gone by, when people came to the forest to make charcoal. Most of the trees in this forest are Castanopsis sieboldii, Machilus thunbergii, Oshima cherry trees, and Myrsine seguinii. Many Oshima cherry trees were used to make charcoal. The remains of kabudachi trees (trees consisting of many trunks growing from a single root system) that were taken to be used as kindling or to produce charcoal can be found in this forest.

Green Buffer Zone/Playground

This forest is filled with Castanopsis sieboldii and Elaeocarpaceae trees. This zone creates a "green wall" between the Hachijojima Airport and the Hachijo Botanical Garden.

Forest of Learning Zone

Along the observation paths in this zone, signs and plaques help you learn about the special animals and plants that can be seen in Hachijojima.

Forest of Learning Zone

Trees of the World Zone

Indian rubber tree, prickly pear, elephant's foot, and other foreign plants help create an exotic atmosphere.

Trees of Japan

In this broad, open space, you can find Japanese cherry trees and Japanese apricot trees. The widely known Yoshino cherry tree was cross-bred from Oshima cherry trees, which are native to this island, and double weeping rosebud cherry trees.

Pond and Play Area

Gajumaru trees (Ficus microcarpa), which symbolize this zone, can be found along the edge of the pond. This area will keep your children entertained, with its animal pens with Reeves's muntjac and other animals, as well as slides and other playground equipment!


The greenhouse offers many varieties of flowering trees (hibiscus, bougainvillea, etc.), decorative plants (bottle palm, traveler's tree, etc.), and fruit trees (papaya, mango, etc.), for a total of approximately 400 trees of 100 different types. If you're lucky, you might be able to spot familiar plants such as coffee trees and banana flowers.


Tropical Flowers

Found in equatorial regions where it is hot and humid all year round, tropical flowering plants always have luscious green leaves, while the blossoms themselves tend to be vivid shades of primary colors, such as red and yellow.
The greenhouse displays about 60 types of flowers, including hibiscus, bougainvillea, Caesalpinia pulcherrima, heliconia, king's crown, and plumeria.

Tropical Plants: Fruit Trees

Fruits from tropical zones tend to be more fragrant than those from temperate zones, and also differ greatly in their sweetness and acidity. Another characteristic of tropical plants is that there are many plants that give off a peculiar stench.
In the greenhouse, you can find about 60 types of fruit trees, including those of papaya, mango, Brazilian cherry, star apple, tropical chestnut, mountain soursop, Kigelia, and banana.

Recommended Spots

The visitor center offers guided walks around Hachijo Botanical Garden.

  Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Flowers or autumn foliage
  • Late March
    Oshima cherry, freesia
  • Each spring
    Viola grypoceras var. hichitoana
  • Mid-June
    Chinese spiranthes, lacecap hydrangea, Alpinia intermedia
  • Mid-July
    Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
  • Late August
    Angelica keiskei, hibiscus, bougainvillea
  • Mid-September and onward
  • Early November and onward
    Japanese silverleaf, Chrysanthemum pacificum
  • Early December and onward
    Japanese camellia
  • Mid-December and onward
    Aloe arborescens
  • Birds (all year round)
    Izu thrush, Japanese white-eye, brown-eared bulbul
  • Birds (all year round, but mainly in spring and autumn)
    Japanese wood pigeon
  • Second Sunday of each month
    Seasonal investigation event of the botanical garden
  • Fourth Saturday of each month
    Hachijo lecture series
Details change each month.

Garden Information

  • Operating hours:
    The garden is open all year round. The greenhouse and visitor center are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed on:
    The garden is open 365 days a year.
  • Entrance fee:
  • Parking lot:
    5 parking spaces for large vehicles, 30 parking spaces for regular vehicles


Take a flight from Haneda Airport to Hachijojima Airport (about 1 hour), and then drive to Hachijo Botanical Park (about 5 minutes).
Take a boat from Takeshiba Wharf to Teido Port or Yaene Port (about 10 hours), and then drive to Hachijo Botanical Park (about 10 minutes).

Contact Information

Telephone: 04996-2-4811


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