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Isuien Garden

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Address: 74 Mima-cho, Nara, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-25-0781
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Beautiful

Gardeners work hard but don't overwork the garden; weeds are kept down but the other plants are allowed to grow just a bit wild. It makes for a really lovely result.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Gardeners work hard but don't overwork the garden; weeds are kept down but the other plants are allowed to grow just a bit wild. It makes for a really lovely result.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A nice Japanese garden. Small and interesting. Not more. if you are here, do not miss it. This is not the main attraction in Nara park.

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I could only give this 3 stars since it certainly is a beautiful and peaceful garden, in a land full of beautiful and peaceful gardens. Not as impressive as a place like Shukkein in Hiroshima. Full of tea houses around the lake, I would have given a higher rating if not for the ¥900 entry fee.

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Machida, Japan
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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It is a private garden and has some very beautiful scenes. Great if you are a photography lover. Not sure it worth the money of 900 yen. But, it does offer a museum to watch and a locker to put your bags while you watch the park, FREE!

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McLean, Virginia
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Not to be missed, especially if you've enjoyed some of the Kyoto gardens. Down the hill from Todaiji. In terms of must sees, I rank this just below the Kofukuji and Todaiji treasure houses (medieval Buddhist wooden sculptures) and above the Kasuga jina and certainly the Nara museum.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a very cute little garden located a five minute walk from Todaji temple. You could spend thirty minutes walking around it. There is also the possibility to partake in a tea ceremony there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Start your Nara tour from this garden. There is another garden located next to this one. Nara park and todaijji temple are just meters away from this garden

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This garden is quite a long walk from the main area, but can be combined with a trip to the Todeji. We arrived at 4.30pm just in time for the last entry, but to be honest 30 minutes was enough to walk round the garden as it is small. The little museum was closed so get there earlier if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Definitely one of the most beautiful garden I have ever seen -- and Japanese gardens are beautiful in general anyway. I simply couldn't believe how amazing it is. A definite must.

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I visited in April in the rain and the cherry blossoms were out. It was lovely. I would like to see it a few weeks later when the azaleas are blooming. You must see this garden and have tea in the tea house!

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