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Isuien Garden

74 Suimoncho, Nara 630-8208, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-25-0781
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Away from the Tourist Trail & an English Goodwill Guide

We made our way from the train station past all the tourists to Isuien Gardens. At the entrance, we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Garden during winter

We visited the garden during winter-time. The main garden was closed but we were allowed into a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • Average10%
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74 Suimoncho, Nara 630-8208, Nara Prefecture
74 Suimoncho, Nara 630-8208, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-25-0781
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We made our way from the train station past all the tourists to Isuien Gardens. At the entrance, we were very fortunate to be met by an EGG (Nara YMCA English Goodwill Guide) who offered to guide us through the garden. This turned into one...More

Thank timbertoby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the garden during winter-time. The main garden was closed but we were allowed into a smaller segment. Foreign visitors get to enter for free. Not the best time to visit a garden during winter but the place still exudes serenity. Quite scenic despite...More

1  Thank RenWater70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passby the place while walking towards Nara park , the free entrance entice me to check the place out . Nice place to slowly explore the place within 20mins, not many visitors as it is slightly off the main road to Nara park .

Thank JaegerLim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While the Deer Park in Nara boasts the most friendly animals. Isuien Gardens provides a tranquil serenity in a busy city setting. We were fortunate to meet a docent at the entrance who explained the gardens layout, intricacies and meaning. He provided a great background...More

1  Thank SoccerRef62
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

If you travel to Nara please don't miss this beautiful garden with it's beautiful colours, streams, stepping stones and ponds with the most amazing reflections. If you can, get one of the garden guides to show you around, they are a mine of information about...More

Thank Nikki P
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We were in for some diversity after a string of temples, so we paid to visit the garden, which was advertised with splendid photographs through town. We were not disappointed. If we would have had more time we might have tried the tea ceremony, but...More

Thank brienanni
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

I visited under the rain, and it did not lose its enchantment. Don't miss also the next door YOSHIKIEN Garden

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The front garden is beautifully landscaped and it gradually becomes less designed as you move through the back garden to the outer edges. The autumn colours of the Acers and Enkianthus were stunning as they were reflected in the ponds. The various tea houses were...More

Thank AnnHeather
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a beautiful garden, expertly looked after - we watched the gardening team pruning trees - fascinating to watch how they determine shape etc. Lovely meandering paths and ponds with quite a variety of plants.

Thank Lyn&MarkfromOz
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Garden was beautiful and quiet. Not many tourists, due to entry fee I guess, so we got to really enjoy our visit. We had one of the free guides, he was funny and spoke very good English. His explanation of all the symbols and the...More

Thank gaffyus
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9 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
Dawn O
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