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Suizenji Jojuen Garden

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Address: 8-1 Suizenjikoen, Kumamoto 860-0956, Kumamoto Prefecture
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+81 96-383-0074

The Japanese garden I started to make than 1963. In area of about 73,000...

The Japanese garden I started to make than 1963. In area of about 73,000 square meters and it is a compact in which it is said that Japan's largest garden, rich in spring water from Mt. Aso, and has created a world of different dimension to the urban space. Landscape, is also said to have reproduced the landscape of the Tokaido, including Fuji Gojusantsugi.


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Great walk in the park

Pay a small fee to enter a park that is well looked after. There is a mini mountain and trees replicating Mount Fuji as well a few shrines inside. There are some events held at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never seen a garden quite like Suizenji Jojuen Garden- it is so beautiful! The hills are yellow at this point in the year, but the contrast of the yellowed grass against the immaculately shaped trees was just stunning. The water in the natural spring pond is so clear and you'll see plenty of ducks and big koi fish having... More 

Thank Joyce T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pay a small fee to enter a park that is well looked after. There is a mini mountain and trees replicating Mount Fuji as well a few shrines inside. There are some events held at this event so be on the lookout. Some events like Yabusame which is ancient horse back archery.

Thank Hiroshi F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

the park is full of ancient Japanese beauty and uniqueness, every tree and view point is so worth to pay a visit. won't feel regret for the entry fare. the jinnjya inside the park has special historical meanings. also worth to see. 水前寺公園がとても素敵な観光場所です。出水神社もおすすめますよ!そんなにいいところをずっと守る人に感謝したいです。

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

After the visit I do understand some of the mixed reviews on the site. It is not a traditional Japanese Garden (like in Kanazawa for example) - due to all the buildings around it feels different and also a lot more shops etc. That said it is still a beautiful garden that is certainly worth a visit! We were there... More 

Thank Esploratore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The landscape is soooooo beautiful. You can buy some food for ducks and fishes and feed them. And, the shops near the park have many souvenirs of Kumamon (mascot of kumamoto) as well.

Thank Veronique T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

If you have time, visit this place. A good place to relax. I am now just sitting by the water looking up what to do and where to go next. I could spend hours here. It's very quiet and peaceful.

Thank Mai S
McLean, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a very nice Momoyama-style walking garden. The only distractions are the over-development of commercial activity (stores) near the entrance and the tall buildings that compromise the original views in the garden. I almost gave this a very good rating, but hold back because of these two factors. It is quiet though, a plus. And few visitors also make... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

A must see if you are in Kumamoto. We walked the grounds in the rain and it was delightful. The landscaping is beautiful.

Thank Mandfu
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very pretty place, albeit small. You will circumvent the lake in 15 minutes. There is a 100 year old house where we were fortunate enough to see an exhibition on Bonseki It is the art of stone drawings on black lacquerware. An old art form that died out after the war. Bon=dish seki= stone. I had a... More 

Thank Sarah W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Take Tram "A" (or B depending where you're coming from) and hop off at Suizenji park. It's only a 5min walk and there are green street signs leading the way. Entry is ¥400 for adults and it's worth it just to get the beautiful entry ticket which features an art drawing of the garden. Go early as it's quite sunny... More 

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