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Isuien Garden

74 Suimoncho, Nara 630-8208, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-25-0781
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Simply beautiful

We chose to go to this garden before the deer city and arrived at 10am. The garden entrance was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dylan E
via mobile
Great Garden

A relatively small and peaceful garden with lots to enjoy - particularly borrowed scenery and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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74 Suimoncho, Nara 630-8208, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-25-0781
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to go to this garden before the deer city and arrived at 10am. The garden entrance was 900yen each and got you entrance to the garden and the museum next door. Arriving at 10 was perfect as we missed all of the tour...More

Thank Dylan E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A relatively small and peaceful garden with lots to enjoy - particularly borrowed scenery and ponds. Surprisingly not that busy and highly recommend as a quick and easy visit on the way from train/centre to Todaji. The little museum which is included in ticket is...More

Thank Tiger05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I found this garden to be between ok and nice, certainly not worth the 1200 yen each for entry. Save your money and your legs getting there.

Thank GregGeelong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful garden (s) for a peaceful stroll with the mountain in the background. If you are a gardener yourself you will certainly take away many ideas with you. You will find a few welcome moments of peace if you just sit a...More

Thank normannorma1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful, tranquil zen garden definitely worth a detour for a quiet wander. Lovely moss patchworks.

Thank lucykv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Both the garden and the museum that comes with the entrance fee were quite disappointing. Having visited a number of Japanese gardens already, Isuien appeared to be somewhat neglected, which detracts from the beautiful landscaping. The Yoshiki-en garden next door was better kept. The museum...More

Thank MiroSto
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We loved strolling through this Japanese garden! So many special zen places! The garden was spectacular in the late spring but I have seen pictures of it in the fall when it is just as remarkable. A must see if you are visiting Nara and...More

Thank ladydocBC
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Must say, this was the best surprise of the day. It was raining a little, so we decided to stay for a minute. And it was wonderful. We struck the wooden gong for service and ordered two large beers while our baby crawled across the...More

Thank Kasie B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We visited Isuien Garden in January and it was a cold day but the garden warmed our hearts and we soon forgot how cold the day was as we viewed this amazing example of a Japanese garden. Fortunately because of the time of year there...More

1  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It's well organised and full of beautifully trimmed trees and plants. Water, moss, pebbles. It's quintessentially Japanese. Take your time here whatever you do.

Thank ustaza
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Is the garden stroller friendly?
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
Hi there I will be in Osaka from December 29 to Jan 5 and would like to know if the Gardens are open? Thanks!
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
Ian M
Thanks Stephen for the advice.
4 February 2015|
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