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Manyo Botanical Garden

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Wisteria in May

Went to Manyo Botanical Garden on May 3rd to view the wisteria in bloom. A sign outside said that... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
suhardi s
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Feeding the Fish

My 15 year old son enjoyed feeding the koi and it was a quiet place away from the tourist crowds in... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Beth W
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160 Kasuganocho | Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-7788
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

whilst in Nara thought must see everything. Their collection of wisteria and clematis blooms was great and we were lucky still to see the cherry blossom that we went for

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This botanical garden has an impressive collection of wisteria and camellias, and I can imagine that the blossoms are spectacular in March and April. But mid-May, not so much — just a few irises left in bloom. Nonetheless, we enjoyed a quiet 45 minute stroll...More

3  Thank conifer_doc
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Our local guide to Nara asked us if we wanted to visit a botanical garden while we were in the area of the Kasuga Shrine. We said, "sure why not?" and that was the best decision we made on our trip to Japan. We were...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Went to Manyo Botanical Garden on May 3rd to view the wisteria in bloom. A sign outside said that the wisteria season was just over. Went in anyway (500 yen per person). The white ones were in full bloom; the blue ones were drying out...More

1  Thank suhardi s
Reviewed 31 August 2017

My 15 year old son enjoyed feeding the koi and it was a quiet place away from the tourist crowds in Nara Park. The entrance fee was modest, so I didn't regret going in during our June trip. Most gardens are fried by July, so...More

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 26 July 2017

According to the information leaflet, it said that is the first and biggest botanic garden in Japan. But when I went in to see in July 2017. It was very disappointed. No much to see for paying entrance fee of JPY500. I guess that it...More

1  Thank Amy W
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I visited on a sunny day right at the end of April. At the entrance there was a handwritten sign to say the wisteria were not yet in bloom but beside the sign were a row of potted wisterias fully out! The garden has about...More

1  Thank Camilla H
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The botanical gardens are a pretty little corner of Nara Park. Although not massive it is worth the entrance fee if for nothing more than to feed the Koi Carp. They are crazy! It was a proper feeding frenzy! There are also lots of nice...More

Thank Vagabundo2007
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Visited in July so there wasn't much blooming in the garden, just a few hydrangeas. But there's lots of different types of plants and trees, many paths through little creeks and ponds and mini-forests. The highlight was feeding the voracious koi in the koi pond....More

Thank Roger934
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Shin-en (Garden of Kasuga Shrine) or previously called Manyou Botanical garden is located right underneath the parking lot of Kasuga Taisha Shrine or if you are walking from town, you can enter it from the main access road. It was opened in 1932 as the...More

1  Thank Kate_Bouky
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