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Isuien Garden

74 Mima-cho, Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan
+81 742-25-0781
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Ranked #2 of 72 attractions in Nara
Type: Gardens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Do visit sanshu restaurant for lunch when you're nearby. It's abit more pricy but you get to sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning view in the hut while sipping on tea.

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

…where you would like to be lost for the rest of your life, - but at least reserve two or three hours for a visit, especially if you are a keen photographer

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Bern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Isuen Garden is a wonderfull place to be to tank energy and enjoy nature. I loved the entrence and loved waking arround the garden and each corder has someting to show: the river, the pond, the hill and even the fine restaurant is worth see

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The garden was absolutely silent and we had the whole place to ourselves, to wonder around past the streams, pond and mossy areas. A really great place to wander and enjoy the spring weather, and a great opportunity to take some photos with no other tourists in the picture.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful garden that we have seen in Japan, not so much crowd, very peaceful, and stunning landscape. Great colors in Autumn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Isuien Garden is absolutely beautiful, especially the rear garden, where you can see Mount Wakakusayama and part of Todaiji in the background. We were there on Saturday during cherry blossom season and we still had the garden largely to ourselves. It was so peaceful to walk around and take in all the little details, like the moss and the shape... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Hidden away in Nara is Isuien Garden where you can retreat from the madness of deer and tourists in Nara Park to grab a few moments of quiet reflection. A traditional Japanese garden with hidden rooms and winding paths, ponds, a water wheel and tea house, you can't hear the hustle and bustle of the major temples just a few... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This garden is paradise. We came here after visiting the busy Tōdai-ji with thousands of other tourists right around the corner. And here - silence. We have been almost alone in this wonderful place with it's lakes and beautiful pavilions. A must see for everyone visiting Nara!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Peaceful, and lots to see in the garden. Its a good place to get away from the crowded spots in Nara. While I do feel that it is like most Japanese gardens, there are certain areas that differ from the rest such as moss gardens, places that seem like forests from fairy tales, a Shinto shrine etc. Go check it... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Partitioned in several areas this very old garden has breathtaking spots and a nice view on the Todaiji temple. One of Nara's main attractions and not to be missed.

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