Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Isui-en Garden/Neiraku Museum

Isui-en Garden was originally constructed by a Nara tanner, who lived within the garden grounds. The garden was designated as government property in 1975. The garden landscape makes use of the surrounding Mount Wakakusa, Mount Kasuga, and the roof of Todai-ji Temple's great gate in its design, making it appears as though the fields of Mount Wakakusa continue uninterrupted down into the garden itself and across its little hills. The garden grounds also contain Neiraku Museum, which carries a collection of art from East and West alike.

Basic Information

Address 74 Suimon-cho, Nara 630-8208
Access JR Nara Station, Kintetsu Nara Station: 15 minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station, 3 minute walk from "Kencho-higashi" stop on the city loop bus
Inquiries Tel: +81-742-25-0781 / Fax: +81-742-25-0789
Barrier Free Accessibility Not available
Website Offical Websitehttp://www.isuien.or.jp
Closed on Tuesdays (Or the following day when Tuesday is a national holiday. Open all through April, May, October, and November), New Years holidays
Parking Not available

Entrance Fee

Price (Individual) (For entry to both Isui-en Garden and the museum)
Adults: 900 yen
University Students: 810 yen
High School Students: 500 yen
Middle School Students: 500 yen
Elementary School Students: 300 yen
Price (Group) Adults: 810 yen
University Students: 810 yen
High School Students: 500 yen
Middle School Students: 500 yen
Elementary School Students: 300 yen

Group prices are applicable to groups of 15 or more (Adults only)
Discount for Disabled Visitors 500 yen (With presentation of Nara citizens with disabilities booklet; adults only)
Senior Discount Discount (500 yen) given to citizens of Nara City with senior citizens booklets
Other Free entry for elementary and junior high school students every Saturday (When accompanied with a guardian)
Hours of Operation 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Last entry at 4:00 p.m.)


Flower-Viewing February: Camellia
March: Japanese andromeda, weeping cherry blossoms, rhododendron (dilatatum)
April: Yoshino cherry blossoms, double cherry blossoms, rhododendron (pulchrum and obtusum)
May: Enkianthus perulatus, rabbit-ear iris
June: Satsuki azalea, Japanese iris, water lily, cape jasmine
July: Lotus
August: Crepe myrtle
October/November: Enkianthus perulatus, Japanese maple leaves, October cherry blossoms
December: Spread pine needles


Area Information

Nearby Locations

Kasugataisha Shrine

160 Kasugano-cho, Nara City 630-8212

Ukimido Gazebo

Japanese restaurant KIKUSUI


Tengyokudoh Kintetsu Nara Ekiten


Nearby Accommodation



Noborioji Hotel Nara

40-1 Noborioji-cho, Nara-city, Nara

Hotel Obana

〒630-8301 奈良市高畑町1110


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