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Manyo Botanical Garden (Kasugataisha shrine Garden) (春日大社 萬葉植物園)

A spacious three hectare botanical garden which first opened in 1932. The garden is planted with some 300 varieties of plants which appear in the poems of the ancient Man'yoshu poetry anthology; the wisteria blossoms which appear from late April to late May are particularly stunning. You can enjoy viewing the elegant, light purple blossoms at eye-height.


Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 160 inside Kasuga Taisha (NaraArea)

phone 0742227788

[Mar.- Nov.]9:00-16:30(17:00Gates shut )
[Dec.- Feb.]9:00-16:00(16:30Gates shut )

Review of Manyo Botanical Garden

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Reviewed:2019/08/14 A little slice of Japanese Flora.... and some Fauna!
Nara is the sort of place that you have a timetable of things to see or you just wander it. If youve read my other stuff, you know we wandered it! In that wandering we found the Manyo Botanical...
Reviewed:2019/05/07 Stunning and Intoxicating!
I was wanting to see the wisterias in bloom and luckily I ran into the Manyo Botanical Garden within Nara Park. I asked the one of the ticket takers and she assured me there was. I was pleasantly...
Reviewed:2018/06/01 wisteria clematis great
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

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Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 160 inside Kasuga Taisha [map]
[Mar.- Nov.]9:00-16:30(17:00Gates shut )
[Dec.- Feb.]9:00-16:00(16:30Gates shut )
[Mar.--Nov.] Open everyday [Dec.--Feb.] Monday (The next day for Public holidays)
[Admission fee] [Adult] 500yen [Children] 250yen
Parking Lot
Available (100spaces) * Fee (Spring Sunday Taisha Parking Lot)
Credit Card
Not available
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Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of August 3, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Temporary suspension of operations:For the time being, it is closed (according to September 8, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (some places are difficult to pass)
Infant friendly
Possible (without baby equipment)
Pet friendly
Yes (lead required)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Nara Areas


          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.