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Isuien Garden

74 Suimoncho, Nara 630-8208, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-25-0781
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Massively overpriced

The garden was nice but not 900 yen nice. Having been to others on our trip so far for half the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lee R
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Perfect Garden

This is an exquisite jewel of a garden. The texture of the land, water and plants is in perfect... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Spudrunner
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Lafayette, California
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese garden” (24 reviews)
“next door” (22 reviews)
“entrance fee” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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74 Suimoncho, Nara 630-8208, Nara Prefecture
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+81 742-25-0781
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The garden was nice but not 900 yen nice. Having been to others on our trip so far for half the price if less it didn't compare yet was more expensive. Real shame. If money is no object please go in as it is very...More

Thank Lee R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an exquisite jewel of a garden. The texture of the land, water and plants is in perfect balance. We were there in the first week in April on a comfortable sunny day – and it was glorious to walk around this garden -...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an exquisite garden which is a traditional Japanese walking garden. The entry fee of 900 yen is good value as this also included a tour of the garden from an expert guide. Probably the best garden that we visited in Japan.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt the entrance fee was higher than usual (Yen 900 if I recall correctly) but when I think back about my day in Nara the garden was a big factor in making the whole trip so much more worthwhile. I visited. It is not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing garden. One of the best I have been to in Japan. I went on a rainy day so the setting made for a great experience. The water was so still at times it made a perfect reflection. Just sat there for what seemed like...More

1  Thank Ahmad A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another beautiful, well manicured and structured Japane garden and this one free to foreigners. Men were removing fallen petals from the moss. A relaxing stroll in an area of great beauty.

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Visited this as park of a trip to Nara. The landscape of the garden is prettt and definitely worth a visit as part of Nara trip.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

It is located next to a public garden free for tourist. After visiting the free garden, this garden seems a bit expensive. However, we are very glad that we went there. It is a private Japanese garden with beautiful landscape and is big. Because of...More

Thank CelineBrussels
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

There are two different styles of japanese gardens in Nara right next door to each other and both are worth visiting - Isuien was my favourite as there was a lovely lake/river there and varying examples of japanese gardening around it. The sun was out...More

Thank Alison S
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 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

1  Thank Annie M
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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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