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A hidden gem

We stumbled upon this free entry hidden garden as the isui-en was closed and it would have been a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paris, France
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Beautiful garden

Came here looking for Isui-en (next door) and entered because it is free for foreigners! It was... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Lindy C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 Lindy C
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

1  Thank Bernie S
Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We found this amazing place by pure accident. Took a wrong turn when returning from the nearby temple to get to the Nara train station. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. The gardens are beautiful, it is a great change of...More

1  Thank BJM111
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed over 2 nights in Kyoto, and it was decided to do a day trip to Nara. On my personal itinerary for Nara, I had also wanted to visit Isuien Garden, and by chance we came across Yoshikien which was adjacent. This surprisingly small...More

Thank Yugeshree
Reviewed 13 January 2018

The location was beside the Isuien Garden and near the Todaiji Temple. Foreigner tourist may enter the garden for free. The park was nice with some plants and local architecture buildings. To walk around the park need less than 1 hour. Very good place to...More

Thank Samuelpas
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Yoshikien Garden (吉城園) is right next to Isuien Garden (依水園). You have to pay Y650 for entry to Isuien Garden but it's free entry for foreigners to Yoshikien Garden. We went through the underpass to get to the garden from Kofukuji temple. Upon entry, there...More

Thank Adeline_Lim88
Reviewed 26 November 2017

When I visited Nara, I was told by the official of tourist information centre that I should visit Yoshikien Garden as it is very beautiful. Moreover, it is free for foreigners. I visited the place in the morning by 11 a.m. It was third week...More

Thank sanjivmulye
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Both gardens (there's another garden next door: Isui-en) are very lovely and have great views! We enjoyed them more than famous garden of Kenrokuen in Kanazawa).

Thank Evgenia G
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