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Tsukuba Botanical garden

Tsukuba is a Japanese science city. In 1962, the government Commission on regional development has chosen a small town in Ibaraki Prefecture and recommended to place science center. Investments in construction amounted to 1.3 billion dollars. Today the whole city in which there live about 150 thousand people, is a scientific centre of global significance.

Tsukuba is located on Honshu island, about 35 miles northeast of Tokyo. There are 47 private, public universities and research institutes physical, engineering and biological profile, including the University of Tsukuba space center, national Museum of science and Botanical garden.

Tsukuba Botanical garden is not so much a tourist site, but more serious scientific institution. In his classrooms, equipped with the latest technology, lessons for schoolchildren, lectures for students and also classes for seniors who are interested in botany. Of great interest to the vegetable world is easily explained by the Japanese traditions. One of the most common in Japan's religions - Shinto - formed from the ancient cult of the spiritualization of nature and the deification of deceased ancestors. That is why the entire population of the Country of the Rising sun admiring the cherry blossoms, caring for plants and decorating his living space.

In the Botanical garden in Tsukuba area is protected forest where human foot steps only on paved trails. In the collection of aquatic plants each species has a private pond, paved with stone. In the greenhouses with tropical plants maintained the necessary microclimate with thoroughly thought-out system moisture. In the garden contains flowers, trees and shrubs from around the world, including unique. For example, a microscopic Wolffia of the family raskovich. The flowers of this water plant are recognized as the most miniature in the world - only 0.3-0.5 mm, and blooms very rarely, scientists believe it is a miracle of nature.