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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
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
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
A friend recommended that we visit Isuien Garden during our visit to Nara. We are glad we did! Such a peaceful garden away from the busy and noisy shrines/ temples.
The entrance fee is 900 yen for adults, pricey but I think worth it.
The garden was nice but not 900 yen nice.
Having been to others on our trip so far for half the price if less it didn't compare yet was more expensive.
If money is no object please go in as it is very...More
This is an exquisite jewel of a garden. The texture of the land, water and plants is in perfect balance. We were there in the first week in April on a comfortable sunny day – and it was glorious to walk around this garden -...More
This is an exquisite garden which is a traditional Japanese walking garden. The entry fee of 900 yen is good value as this also included a tour of the garden from an expert guide.
Probably the best garden that we visited in Japan.
I felt the entrance fee was higher than usual (Yen 900 if I recall correctly) but when I think back about my day in Nara the garden was a big factor in making the whole trip so much more worthwhile. I visited. It is not...More
I was there in may. Amazing place ,picturesque from every angle and is an Instagrammers paradise. I am sure in Oct it would be golden brown from head to toe. There is a lovey hill in the middle where a proposal would be... More
I was there in may. Amazing place ,picturesque from every angle and is an Instagrammers paradise. I am sure in Oct it would be golden brown from head to toe. There is a lovey hill in the middle where a proposal would be perfect, surrounded by calm waters and beautiful trees. All the and good luck with your proposal!