Manyo Botanical Garden (Kasugataisha shrine Garden)

Botanical Garden
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.

Spot details

Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 160 inside Kasuga Taisha
9:00-16:30 (admission until 16:00)
[Mar.- Nov.]open everyday
[Dec.- Feb.]Monday(The next day in the case of public holidays)
[Admission fee]
Parking Lot
※Fee (Spring Sunday Taisha parking lot)
Credit Card
Not available
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Not available
[Telephone reception hours] 10:00-16:00
※We may not be able to accept calls depending on the reception situation.
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
Yes (some places are difficult to pass)
Infant friendly
Available (no facilities for babies)
Pet friendly
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • A little slice of Japanese Flora.... and some Fauna!
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.08.14
    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...
  • Stunning and Intoxicating!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.05.07
    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...
  • wisteria clematis great
    3.0 Reviewed : 2018.06.01
    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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