Isui-en & Neiraku Art Museum

sights / Parks & gardens

Lonely Planet review

This garden, dating from the Meiji era, is beautifully laid out and features abundant greenery and a pond with ornamental carp. It's without a doubt the best garden in the city and well worth a visit. For ¥500 you can enjoy a cup of tea on tatami mats overlooking the garden. Note that you can also enjoy a cup without paying admission at the adjoining Sanshū restaurant (you sill have to pay for the tea, though).

The adjoining art museum, Neiraku Bijutsukan , displays Chinese and Korean ceramics and bronzes (admission is included in garden entry). Enter by 4pm.