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Botanical Garden Spots in Nara Area

  • Yoshikien Garden
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou
    This is a Japanese-style garden and a Place of Scenic Beauty within Nara which sits adjacent to Isuien Park. It is said that it was built on the site of a branch temple of Kofukuji Temple, Manishuin Temple. You can enjoy the three aspects of the garden; the pond garden, the moss garden and the tea ceremony garden with Mt. Kasuga and Mt. Wakakusa as a backdrop. The former Shohoin family residence and the separate tearooms within the garden have been designated as Tangible Cultural Properties of Nara Prefecture. In Autumn, the fall colored leaves which flutter down into the moss garden create a beautiful scene. Advance reservation is necessary to use the tearooms.
  • Morino-Kyuyakuen Garden
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Nara Pref. Udashi Oudakamishin 1880
    Morino -Kyuyakuen Garden, located on the hill behind the longstanding “Morino Yoshino-kuzu Honpo” in Uda City, Nara Prefecture, opened in the Muromachi period. It is currently the oldest private herb garden in Japan. It was opened by 11th-generation Tosuke Morino in the Kyoho period and has been maintained for nearly 300 years. Uda has been known as a region famous for herbs for a long time, and there are approximately 250 types of herbs cultivated here as naturally as possible. The seasonal blossoms are gorgeous as well, delighting visitors year-round.

    重要伝統的建造物群保存地区、宇陀松山町にある薬草園。隣にある森野吉野葛本舗で入園料を支払って入場します。森野家は江戸初期からこの地で代々葛製造をしており、江戸享保の時代に薬草を植えてから連綿と続く薬草園とのこと。門前には昭和天皇が来られたことを記念する碑も建っています。

  • Yagyu Flower Garden
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Yagyuchou 403
    Yagyu Flower Garden is a botanical garden in Yagyu Town, Nara City. The garden is open from early June through to early July. In the roughly 10,000 square meter site are planted 800,000 irises of 450 different species. The best time to visit is the two weeks after about June 10. The 55 species of hydrangea are also well worth seeing and the best time to see them is around one month after June 10.
  • Takidani Hanashobu Garden
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    1 Reviews
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    Nara Pref. Udashi Murou Takidani 348
    Beautiful flowers compete for attention in the more than 33,000 meter squared Takidani Hanashobu Garden. Here you can enjoy various events such as firefly evenings, blueberry picking and making jam. In the autumn and winter, you can taste some delicious seasonal cuisine such as charcoal grilled matsutake mushroom sukiyaki (Japanese hot pot) and Botan Nabe (wild boar stew). With a restaurant, coffee shop, and shops, visitors can enjoy a full relaxing day here. The bus to Takidani Hanashobu Garden from Sanbonmatsu Station on the Kintetsu Osaka Line takes about five minutes.

    入場料は850円でした。一万坪の園内には600種100万株の勝負が植えられていますが、その他のお花類も充実しています。来訪時はしょうぶのシーズンが終わりかけであった為、あじさいの印象の方が残っています。

  • Manyo Shokubutsuen Kasugataisha Shrine Shinen
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
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    Nara Nara-shi Kasuganocho 160

    whilst in Nara thought must see everything. Their collection of wisteria and clematis blooms was great and we were lucky still to see the cherry blossom that we went for

  • 21 Century no Mori‧Kii Peninsula Moribayashi Botanical Garden
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    Nara Yoshino-gun Totsukawamura
  • Hokkeji
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
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    Nara Pref. Narashi Hokkejichou 882

    A nice walk and worth quick visit. You can visit this in one day along with many other sites too ~ all within nice walking distance ~ don't use cars or buses in Nara!

  • Takayama Chikurin Sono
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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    Nara Ikoma-shi Takayamacho 3440

    高山の茶筅は、日本一です! そんな歴史も分かる展示があります。 社会見学に、自然と触れ合いたい時などにオススメです。

  • Soni Kogen Farm Garden
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    12 Reviews
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    Nara Uda-gun Sonimura Taroji 839

    広い駐車場とレストラン、物産販売、パン屋、入浴施設などがある観光施設。 11月の連休の昼時だったので賑わっていて、レストランは満席。人気の米粉パンもほぼ売り切れ状態。 広場に出店が出ていて豚汁、五目ご飯などが食べられた。 ガーデンの前にも定食屋と草餅のお店があり、草餅のお店は行列ができるほど。 よもぎたっぷりの野趣溢れる草餅に餡をその場で入れてくれる! 持ち帰りもできるが、店の前のベンチですぐ...

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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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