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Manyo Botanical Garden (Kasugataisha shrine Garden)春日大社神苑 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.

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place Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 160 inside Kasuga Taisha
phone 0742227788

Review of Manyo Botanical Garden

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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
Reviewed:2018/05/16 Far from the madding crowd
This botanical garden has an impressive collection of wisteria and camellias, and I can imagine that the blossoms are spectacular in March and April. But mid-May, not so much — just a few irises left...
Reviewed:2018/05/07 We got lucky. We just happened to be visiting Nara at the right time (April 25, 2018).
Our local guide to Nara asked us if we wanted to visit a botanical garden while we were in the area of the Kasuga Shrine. We said, "sure why not" and that was the best decision we made on our trip...



Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 160 inside Kasuga Taisha [map]



[Mar.-Oct.]9:00-16:30(17:00Gates shut )
[Nov.-Feb.]9:00-16:00(16:30Gates shut )
[Mar.-Oct.] open everyday
[Dec.-Feb.] Monday (The next day in the case of Public holiday)
[Admission fee to worship]Adults500yen, Children250yen
Parking Lot
Available (100spaces) ※ Charge Kasuga Taisha parking lot
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Not available

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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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