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Isuien Garden

Closed Now: 09:30 - 16:30
Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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Beautiful garden worth the entry fee

The entry fee to this garden is 900 yen. It entitles you to a free guided tour of the garden as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Utterly wonderful

I loved these gardens - really peacful and very well kept, it is a bit pricey but they offer free... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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74 Suimoncho, Nara 630-8208, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entry fee to this garden is 900 yen. It entitles you to a free guided tour of the garden as well as entry to the museum. Some people might shun away because of the cost of the entry fee, however, I do feel that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved these gardens - really peacful and very well kept, it is a bit pricey but they offer free tours of the garden which are done by volunteers who are very well informed about the whole area. If you want somewhere to get social...More

Thank Leila R
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The gardens were pleasant but much smaller than I was expecting. Also the museum was also small and not very interesting especially for non-Japanese speakers. At ¥900, I thought it was very expensive especially compared to the other main sights in Nara.

Thank DuvalChevalier
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This is the best park. There is a breathtaking view in the park that I cant stop thinking about. Quiet and not as crowded as the rest of the city. I would really like to come back in spring or fall.

Thank Randersson10
Reviewed 11 August 2018

With a reduced rate for foreigners, if you like Japanese gardens this one is better than the neighboring Yoshiki-en garden. It's about half an hour to wander around and enjoy the ambience. There are several tea houses in the gardens and I believe you can...More

Thank Douglas A
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a hidden gem, uncrowded, quiet, a must see. Step away from the crowds to this peaceful oasis.

Thank vacationingmama
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Even on a June Sunday with Todai-ji and the surrounding parks so overrun with crowds the deer had given up hassling for food, Isuien was a peaceful oasis, with barely a sound creeping in from outside, and just a few dozen people strolling the grounds....More

1  Thank LucyKate
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Perhaps because it requires an entrance fee, this garden is untarnished by the touristy crowds outside. For the ¥900 I was offered a free English guide around the garden which I learnt a lot from about Japanese landscaping and culture. The garden is quintessentially Japanese...More

Thank xiaohuiho
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Went on a visit to Nara, very peaceful and beautiful. One of my favorite parks in Japan. Not crowded so you could take your time wandering around. Lovely visit

1  Thank Nifty51
Reviewed 5 June 2018

What a lovely garden to sit and relax in total calmness. You can walk round and it is very quiet and serene. There is a tea room where you can get tea or lunch and sit looking out over the garden. The garden covers nearly...More

Thank stringey
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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
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
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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