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Isuien Garden

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74 Suimoncho, Nara 630-8208, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed today

Beautiful place, but here's the thing, maybe it's just me. right next door is the smaller Yoshikien gardens. So for me, after a while, that's a lot of garden to see. If I had done one but not the other, I think I would have...More

Thank i1aan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Isuien shortyl before it closed. It was a rainy day, there were not many people in the garden, probably because the entry fee was on the higher side. Totally worth it tough, the garden is amazing and very well maintained. One of my...More

Thank Jon_Ju1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful and peaceful gardens I’ve seen after Kyoto... very impressive places to discover. I would highly suggest everyone to enjoy the nature there.. a must see garden in Nara!

Thank zuelal
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The entry fee to this garden is 900 yen. It entitles you to a free guided tour of the garden as well as entry to the museum. Some people might shun away because of the cost of the entry fee, however, I do feel that...More

Thank Aliah91
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I loved these gardens - really peacful and very well kept, it is a bit pricey but they offer free tours of the garden which are done by volunteers who are very well informed about the whole area. If you want somewhere to get social...More

Thank Leila R
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The gardens were pleasant but much smaller than I was expecting. Also the museum was also small and not very interesting especially for non-Japanese speakers. At ¥900, I thought it was very expensive especially compared to the other main sights in Nara.

Thank DuvalChevalier
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This is the best park. There is a breathtaking view in the park that I cant stop thinking about. Quiet and not as crowded as the rest of the city. I would really like to come back in spring or fall.

Thank Randersson10
Reviewed 11 August 2018

With a reduced rate for foreigners, if you like Japanese gardens this one is better than the neighboring Yoshiki-en garden. It's about half an hour to wander around and enjoy the ambience. There are several tea houses in the gardens and I believe you can...More

Thank Douglas A
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a hidden gem, uncrowded, quiet, a must see. Step away from the crowds to this peaceful oasis.

Thank vacationingmama
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Even on a June Sunday with Todai-ji and the surrounding parks so overrun with crowds the deer had given up hassling for food, Isuien was a peaceful oasis, with barely a sound creeping in from outside, and just a few dozen people strolling the grounds....More

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15 July 2018|
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Response from CelineBrussels | Reviewed this property |
I was there in April. I think it can be a nice place to propose. It is quite romantic. The garden is quite big and has different views. Go there beforehand and choose the right place. Wish you good luck with your... More
10 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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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