Nara Isuien garden

Nara Isuien garden

Located north of the Nara national museum the Isueien garden is the only Japanese garden of it’s kind in the ancient capital city of Nara. The garden which represents the acme of garden engineering of the Meiji Period (1868-1912).

With an area of 13,481m2 the gardens consists of the front in the west side of the entrance and back yard to the east of the porch. It is a unique combination of two promenade-type gardens of distinctly different characteristics.

The gardens has very nice designed walking paths, impressive moss ‘carpets’, well maintained outdoor bonsai and an impressive borrowed scenery, by using the sights of the Todaiji temple and mountains at the end of the garden.

The above three pictures are taken from the nearby Yoshikien garden which can be visited for free by foreign visitors.