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misanthropicdreamer
San Francisco, CA509 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This garden is not so exciting during the winter. However it was not crowded and was peaceful. There were a million birds having a concert when we visited which was lovely.
Written 25 December 2023
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loulou089
england444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Another beautiful garden next to the Isuien. This is free though and just as lovely. You can stroll from area to area enjoying the peace.
Written 15 October 2023
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Rainne_T
Singapore, Singapore554 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This garden is actually right next to Isui-en, and this is actually free admission. Not many people are aware of this garden, or most probably thought it was closed as the gate seemed perpetually closed. But you can actually enter the gate by yourself.

There's no other visitors when I visited, and it was almost like I had the entire garden for myself. It was a lovely walk - I actually enjoyed this garden more than Isui-en next door, even though it was smaller in size.
Written 20 May 2023
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Sivan M
Dallas, TX480 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
It’s relatively close to the station in the park so if you were to visit any of the gardens, I would recommend this one. The wildlife is beautiful and there’s also a small restaurant where you can have an authentic Japanese meal alongside the garden. Beautiful place for pictures and sight seeing.
Written 22 April 2023
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Dom
Germany23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
Amazingly serene classical Japanese garden. Definitely a recommendation especially during fall. Please enjoy your stay and take some colorful pictures.
Written 5 December 2020
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Nobuko F
Yao, Japan196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This garden is situated between Kofukuji Temple and Todaiji Temple (both World Heritages). There is a house with glass doors which were made by hands; therefore the glass planes are not flat and smooth. The garden shows different colors depending on each season.
Written 10 December 2019
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Jueying
across the universe40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This was a beautiful find in Nara - it's far away from the crowds and so very peaceful and quiet. We visited when the autumn colours were glorious - beautiful hues of yellow, orange and red. It's free for international tourists - just show some ID!
Written 24 November 2019
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Maxinejoyce
Toronto, Canada28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
First, foreigners get a free pass. Second, not overly crowded. Peaceful, lovely rest houses oozed with ambience and charm. Not much colour yet, nor flowers but the mosses were in good form.
Written 5 November 2019
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annchgo
Hutchinson, KS90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Really lovely visit. Near other attractions. And free. No reason not to go. Nice little brochure, too.
Written 15 October 2019
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InfinityZero
Bedford, Canada51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This was a great introduction to Japanese gardens for me. I was happy to find that this garden is free if you show a foreign passport, and it ended up being one of the best gardens I saw in my time in Japan! The three segments are all beautiful, and the tea house set the perfect atmosphere. The other bonus is that, unlike the nearby Todai-ji Temple and deer-friendly parks that are crawling with tourists, Yoshiki-en is very quiet and had very few tourists. Incredibly relaxing and a good break from the rabble of other Nara sites.
Written 28 August 2019
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