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Isuien Garden

74 Suimoncho, Nara 630-8208, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-25-0781
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Winter not a great season to visit

We could see how these gardens would be beautiful in season but we visited in winter and they were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Annie M
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Sydney
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Very beautiful gem- the essence of japanese gardening

Very noce little jewel at the foot of the majestuous todai - jo temple. The garden is manicured as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brazil_8
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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  • Average11%
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“next door” (22 reviews)
“tea house” (16 reviews)
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74 Suimoncho, Nara 630-8208, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We could see how these gardens would be beautiful in season but we visited in winter and they were dry and brown. On the way out we ran into a man working at the gardens who told us in spring the cherry blossoms are beautiful...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very noce little jewel at the foot of the majestuous todai - jo temple. The garden is manicured as well as the tea house and other buildings inside. Really woth the tour!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Isuien Garden was one of my must visit place in Nara. I visited it in November during the maple color reached its peak, it was so beautiful and peaceful. There were not many visitors probably because the entrance fee is quite expensive (900 yen)....More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We made our way from the train station past all the tourists to Isuien Gardens. At the entrance, we were very fortunate to be met by an EGG (Nara YMCA English Goodwill Guide) who offered to guide us through the garden. This turned into one...More

1  Thank timbertoby
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We visited the garden during winter-time. The main garden was closed but we were allowed into a smaller segment. Foreign visitors get to enter for free. Not the best time to visit a garden during winter but the place still exudes serenity. Quite scenic despite...More

2  Thank RenWater70
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Passby the place while walking towards Nara park , the free entrance entice me to check the place out . Nice place to slowly explore the place within 20mins, not many visitors as it is slightly off the main road to Nara park .

1  Thank JaegerLim
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

While the Deer Park in Nara boasts the most friendly animals. Isuien Gardens provides a tranquil serenity in a busy city setting. We were fortunate to meet a docent at the entrance who explained the gardens layout, intricacies and meaning. He provided a great background...More

1  Thank SoccerRef62
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

If you travel to Nara please don't miss this beautiful garden with it's beautiful colours, streams, stepping stones and ponds with the most amazing reflections. If you can, get one of the garden guides to show you around, they are a mine of information about...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We were in for some diversity after a string of temples, so we paid to visit the garden, which was advertised with splendid photographs through town. We were not disappointed. If we would have had more time we might have tried the tea ceremony, but...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

I visited under the rain, and it did not lose its enchantment. Don't miss also the next door YOSHIKIEN Garden

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jollybychance
9 October 2015|
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Response from Linda R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jolly, You will find it is OK with stroller, you may need to hold baby here and there, because the path is not smooth like drive way. Hope it is helpful. Cheers, Linda
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Dawn O
2 August 2015|
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Response from Joe A | Reviewed this property |
Opening hours: 9:30 to 16:30 (entry until 16:00) Closed Tuesdays (except in April, May, October and November), New Year holidays, Obon holidays Fees: 900 yen
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