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“Well, it's just a garden.”

Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Ranked #2 of 131 things to do in Kumamoto
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Hong Kong, China
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Well, it's just a garden.”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

I must admit that the fact that I enjoy the time being there, it's comfortable and relaxing. But it's just not that great and kinda small, not really a must for the Kumamoto-check list.

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Preston, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful & peaceful”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

This place is so calm and endearing. I have never seen a garden look so perfect. We met some lovely friendly ladies who run one of the shops and bought some great toys for our little girl. Lovely place to visit, such a good reflection of the Japanese perfection!

Visited June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Large garden”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

If you have time after the castle, check this place out. Also owned by the Hosokawa clan. Reflects how powerful and wealthy they were to have such a large garden for leisure

Visited May 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
459 reviews
311 attraction reviews
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“Interesting Park”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The park is meant as a reconstruction of the old road from Kyoto to Tokyo (Edo), and thus contains scenes along the way, such as Mt Fuji and Fushimi Inari shrine. A very calming park that presents several lovely photo opportunities.

Visited May 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Ver relaxing and tranquil”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We took a long stroll around this garden. I loved all of the odd shapes of the trees in contrast to the landscaping. We spend time feeding the carp which was a fab experience. There is a traditional tea room where we were able to look out over the gardens and have some green tea and a sweet. Really worth a visit, very relaxing and beautiful.

Visited April 2014
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