Yoshikien Garden


Places to visit

According to the “Kohfukuji Koezu (Old Illustration of Kohfukuji Temple),” a temple called Manishuin once occupied the site of the garden. In Meiji era the ownership of the land transferred to the private sector, and the current buildings and gardens were constructed in 1919.
Yoshikien Garden consists of three small gardens respectively called Ikenoniwa (Garden with a Pond, Kokenoniwa (Garden with Moss) and Chabananoniwa (Garden with Seasonal Flowers for Tea Ceremony). There is a tea ceremony house in Kokenoniwa.


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Yoshikien Garden


  • Nara Kotsu Bus (Outer City Loop Line) from both JR Nara Station and Kintetsu-Nara station
    About 3 minutes walk from ‘Kencho-higashi’ bus stop
  • About 15 minutes walk from Kintetsu-Nara station


  • 池の庭
    A garden with Kokenoniwaike that skillfully incorporates the undulations and curves of the topography to become one with the buildings
  • かや葺きの田舎家風のたたずまいを持つ離れ茶室
    The central elements of this garden are its cloak of moss and a detached teahouse, built in a style reminiscent of a thatched country house.
  • 茶室
    The teahouse is available for tea ceremonies of various formats.
  • 若草山・春日山をはるかに眺めるお庭
    From this garden, the views of Mt. Wakakusa and Mt. Kasuga are striking.
  • 茶花の庭
    Chabananoniwa arranged for a tea ceremony, with plants and flowers cultivated to impart a seasonal feeling to each tea ceremony conducted there