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3in1 garden

There are top garden destinations in Japan to go to, But if you dont have time to go to each, in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Metro Manila, Philippines

We stumbled across this place along the lines of after visiting the nearby Todaiji Temple. It's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eric P
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60-1 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are top garden destinations in Japan to go to, But if you dont have time to go to each, in Yoshikien, you will bea able to have a feel of: pond garde, moss garde and tea house garden.

Thank nita300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place along the lines of after visiting the nearby Todaiji Temple. It's free for foreigners (just have to show your passport). The three gardens are well kept and worth the 20 minute stroll. Definately worth the stop on your way through.

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice garden in Nara, after visiting the temples and shrines and see all the deers is a good idea to stop at this garden, enjoy the peace and quiet of the place. The garden has 3 areas, the Moss Garden, the Flower Garden and...More

Thank Jose P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this garden during a recent stay in Nara. It is just next to Isuien, making it easy to stop at both on one trip. In addition, admission to this garden is free if you are a foreigner. The garden itself is lovely and...More

Thank betteskid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice beautiful garden and free for foreigners. not a huge garden, but delightful nonetheless. At a reasonable pace, would take about half an hour. Right next door to isuien gardens.

Thank i1aan
Reviewed 2 October 2018

So peaceful, well taken care of and just beautiful. Clearly shows the beauty of the area, the wonderful care the people give to this place, and why so many visit it. You could find a spot to just yourself and hang out.

Thank Utpal D
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this free entry hidden garden as the isui-en was closed and it would have been a shame to miss the small garden.

Thank yoyo974
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Came here looking for Isui-en (next door) and entered because it is free for foreigners! It was such a pleasant surprise. There is a lot of variety in the garden (walking paths and ponds) and is also a decent size so you can walk around...More

Thank yungsprout
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful to sit and relax after visiting the Deer Park and temple at Nara. This garden is immediately adjacent to the Isuien Garden and near the bus stop to the JR station. Entrance is free to international guests...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Yoshikien gardens are right next door to Isuien Garden. Entrance is free from memory. There are various levels with different plants/planting styles e.g. the moss garden, the flower garden etc. Lovely to wander through and you'll probably have it mostly to yourself. Definitely go to...More

Thank Alison S
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