Suizenji Jojuen Garden, Kumamoto

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With a lush rolling landscape and fresh clear waters filled with colorful carp, Suizenji Jojuen Garden remains a welcoming sanctuary and authentic example of a traditional Japanese garden. Originally constructed in 1636, the gardens gradually grew to include the Izumi Shrine, a Noh theater, and Kokin-Denju-no-Ma teahouse. The landscaping is said to represent the 53 stations of "Tokaido," a well-known route between Edo and Kyoto. Stroll through delicate foliage, across hills and along the edge of ponds, observing the beauty of the miniature Mount Fuji, a landmark at the heart of the park. Arrange to visit Suizenji Jojuen Garden and other attractions in Kumamoto using our Kumamoto trip maker tool.
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  • One of the most beautiful sites in Kumamoto. I always return here, and will make sure to take friends to share the beauty of this park/shrine.  more »
  • Just loved visiting this garden. It's not large so it doesn't take long to wander around and there are a couple of places where you can eat if needed. Beware the parking! My satnav stopped short of...  more »
  • Cane here in the morning and was not crowded. There is fake Mt Fuji and many bonzai trees. The cherry trees and plum trees were not blooming when we were here.  more »
  • Super peaceful place to visit. Remember to show your tram pass for 10% discount for entrance. Lotsa signboard in English explaining the structure and history. Definately worth a visit.
  • Had a wonderful time strolling around Suizenji Park during our camper trip. Nearby parking was no problem, even for our bigger sized vehicle. (parking lot used by tour-busses). @yapfukuoka
  • Very nice and tranquil place to visit. Not busy at all, so very casual to visit. I could buy some fish for and fed the koi, this was fun. There's a really understated shrine there. The gardens are stunning and beautiful to stroll around. I'd definitely recommend visiting this if in town.
  • Calm and tranquil place. Worth a visit and do check out a kimono rental stall just outside the entrance if you want to have a Japanese experience of a kind. Come in the early morning or late afternoon.
  • Beautiful Japanese garden surrounding a pond. Nice for a peaceful stroll though a bit small. Entrance fee 400 yen per person.

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