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Isuien Garden

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74 Suimoncho, Nara 630-8208, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Garden after visiting the Deer Park. A walkable distance from the park (via the underpass). We paid ¥900 per adult for the entrance fee which included a free ticket to a small pottery museum next to the Garden. It was a beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sparking G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I tripped on this and am glad I did. Really nicely laid out and i was lucky to have some fall colors. It isn't large so you're not rushed going through it. A small museum which i did not go in. the gardens took up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed 26 November 2018

As you enter the Nara Park you will walk past the entrance to this beautiful garden. It is easy to miss, so look for it. Entrance is free for foreigners, but even with a fee you should go and have a look. A lovely designed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DickZe
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Family initially didn't want to pay the entrance fee of 900 yen, but came out feeling that this was one of the highlights in Nara. The concept of 'borrowing scenery' is in full display in the Garden. I think I enjoyed it more than the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kangli W
Reviewed 7 November 2018

On our arrival at the Isuien Garden we were approached by a delightful older man, Hiroyuki, who offered to take us on a tour of the garden. He is retired from work, and provides his services as a volunteer. His tour was informative and gave...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MaryAnneandKeith
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We loved this garden. It is beautiful and very calm and relaxing. It was nice to also get entry into the museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DoretteV
Reviewed 2 November 2018

If you only ever visit one Japanese style garden during your visit to Japan, make it this one. Interesting plants, features, watercourses, tea houses. Yeah, it's got the lot. Very enjoyable!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank petertaylor57
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This is near Nara Park so going here will not take you much time. I am stressed from work and so is my husband so our time here was well spent for meditation and good talk. This is not the best Japanese Garden however still...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

I spent several hours enjoying this garden during a recent stay in Nara. The grounds were lovely and very peaceful. The leaves were just beginning to turn, which added to the beauty of the place. I visited soon after it opened and it was not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank betteskid
Reviewed 23 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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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