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Isuien Garden

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Data ID 290200020
Name of film commission Nara Prefectural Film Commission
Location Nara city, Nara prefecture
Date photographed 12/2003
Time photographed Daytime
Weather photographed Fine
Description Easily the most beautiful garden in Nara, Isuien is easily accessed on foot from Todaiji Temple or the Nara Municiple Art Museum. The main entrance takes you past the Neiraku Museum, included in the ticket price, which has a good collection of Japanese pottery. At the ticket gate, you will be met by volunteer guides who speak several languages.The front garden was created in the Edo period (1603 - 1867) for a wealthy textile merchant, with a villa and tea house for his leisure. The back part is a strolling garden, connected to the front by a large tea house that offers lunches and sweets. The garden uses shakkei, the traditional concept of borrowed scenery, with Nara's mountains and the Nandaimon (Great South Gate) of Todaiji Temple visible in the background.
Era of location (facility) The Meiji era
Parking available
Contact Noborioji-cho 30, Nara City 630-8501
Inquiry Phone:0742-27-8975


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