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  • "The tidings of flowers" is updated.[update Aug 26 2018]

  • Planned exhibition "“Remembering SEKI Tojiro, the Former Owner of the Isuien Garden: the Sixtieth Anniversary of Isuien”" is held in Neiraku Museum[update Mar 11 2018]

  • Exhibition "GORYEO CELADON and JOSEON BUNCHEONG WARE" is scheduled in the Neiraku Museum from Oct 1.[update Aug 28 2018]

  • From Sep.5(Wed) to Sep.29(Sat),restaurant Sanshu is open at Fujinoma Room in main building due to repair of Sanshuutei Tea house.

    [update Aug 10 2018]

The Isuien Garden is situated in an area between the Todai-ji temple famous for a colossal Buddha image and the Kofuku-ji temple. Yet, the garden is so quiet that you feel that the garden is secluded from the outside world. The garden is of a traditional Japanese style, modelled after the natural Japanese landscape of hills and streams, and featured by paths along ponds and springs where you enjoy strolling. The garden maintains the Japanese culture of cherishing the beautiful four seasons.

You can also appreciate the difference in tastes of the Edo (Tokugawa) Period and the Meiji Era because the garden consists of two parts designed in the two different time periods.

Also in the garden is a small art museum where excellent collection of early East Asian art is displayed. You can appreciate a sense of the depth in East Asian culture.

Isuien, japanese garden in Nara.

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