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Isuien Garden

Address: 74 Mima-cho, Nara, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-25-0781
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Ranked #2 of 83 Attractions in Nara
4.5 of 5 stars 78 Reviews
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Visited this garden in November. It is a lovely Japanese style garden and there were plenty of autumn colours showing up in the trees.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Entry fee is 900 yen (adults) 500 yen (teenager) for both garden and museum. It is not stressful to walk around in this medium size garden but not much flowers blooming as it is winter.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

November is a great time to visit since the foliage changes color now! Excepted for one cherry tree that is blossoming in Oct-nov (also now), get to the back of the property to find it. Worthwhile noting: volunteers from the YMCA offer free guided tours. Today Mrs. Yasuko did a fantastic job also explaining the 2 pine trees being M... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A traditional Japanese style garden. Great for a pleasant stroll away from the crowds, with numerous attractive spots for photographs.

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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

An awe inspiring garden with an awe inspiring backcloth of the mountains. Well worth setting aside time to sit, admire, walk and think.

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Singapore, Singapore
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This garden is a perfect break from the bustle of the crowds and tourists in Nara. Entry is slightly expensive but is also next to Yoshikien Garden which has free entry, so in reality you might be paying for both. Very manicured and carefully planned layout with a wonderful view from every vantage point. There are multiple sections to Isuein... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Very beautiful garden, but I think it's expensive compared to other gardens. If you like nature, I'm sure you're gonna live it! I went about 4pm, so there were shadow in some places. I think it would be even better going about noon.

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

After the crowds of the Todaiji temple this garden provides a tranquil break. A compact location but with lovely vistas and colours

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Well with a visit to be away from the crowds. The price is on the high side and the museum a waste of time. But I would happily pay again. Also I would recommend visiting in the morning as the light will be best for photos

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The Villages, Florida
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66 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Seems a steep price to stroll a garden path off the beaten path. Nevertheless, garden affectionatos will beat a path to this gem worth at least a nine dollar fifty cent toll. ( caveat, handicapped access highly difficult )

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