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Isuien Garden

Address: 74 Mima-cho, Nara, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-25-0781
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Ranked #3 of 85 Attractions in Nara
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed exploring this traditional Japanese garden, which although in January was still quite lovely.

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South Pasadena, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This garden is the quintessential, gorgeous, immaculate Japanese garden. It has everything you would want in a Japanese garden: calm, serene spots; lovely vistas; some historical structures; contemplative scenery; beautiful plants and trees; and, water features. The scale is not too large, but large enough to create a good stroll around the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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