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Isuien Garden

74 Suimoncho, Nara 630-8208, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-25-0781
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Splendid break from the temple tour

We were in for some diversity after a string of temples, so we paid to visit the garden, which was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kita, Mali
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Beautiful - worth visiting

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
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74 Suimoncho, Nara 630-8208, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-25-0781
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank brienanni
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The front garden is beautifully landscaped and it gradually becomes less designed as you move through the back garden to the outer edges. The autumn colours of the Acers and Enkianthus were stunning as they were reflected in the ponds. The various tea houses were...More

Thank AnnHeather
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful garden, expertly looked after - we watched the gardening team pruning trees - fascinating to watch how they determine shape etc. Lovely meandering paths and ponds with quite a variety of plants.

Thank Lyn&MarkfromOz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Garden was beautiful and quiet. Not many tourists, due to entry fee I guess, so we got to really enjoy our visit. We had one of the free guides, he was funny and spoke very good English. His explanation of all the symbols and the...More

Thank gaffyus
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most scenic garden we visited in Japan. In November it glows with red leaves of Enkianthus and Japanese Maples. It has dynamic topography on nearly three acres encompassing two ponds, islands, water wheel and waterfall. One can enjoy lunch at the Tea...More

Thank lauragrant1947
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and relaxing park for walking and admiring the view over the mountains and the greenery. Calm and pretty. You can also have tea in the tea house in the park.

Thank Katarina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This garden has all the expected features of a traditional Japanese garden: pond and rills, clipped maples, stepping stones, lanterns and teahouses. It was lovely even in the rain. Watch out for the stones with cord wrapping - they mean no entry! We didn't go...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The garden is beautiful and its entrance fee miraculously deters the crowds that would ruin it. It was particularly appreciated as Nara's main sites are overrun by visitors. The museum was dull - specialising in seals, as in company seals, it was not well enough...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful traditional japanese garden, in two parts. We were offered a free tour from a volunteer who was practicing his English and it was great to learn from and converse with him.

Thank CHRIS24H
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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
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