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Genjo Noro was born on January 15, 1693. A native of Ise Province (Mie Prefecture).
Genjo Noro studied under Genshu Yamawaki, noted physician in Kyoto. Also he studied Confucian classics under Temmin Namikawa and botany under Jakusui Ino, noted botanist.
Genjo Noro traveled widely in Japan, collecting botanical specimens.
His book Oranda Honzo Wakai, was the first Japanese book which introduced Western botany in Japan.