Suizenji Jojuen Garden, Kumamoto

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#1 of 14 in Parks in Kumamoto
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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  • October 4, 2017
    This place is awesome. It can get quite hot in the summer, but it is very well maintained Japanese park. There are many nicely shaped trees and bushes. It is very very clean. There are a lot of fish i...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    A garden that is part of the pure Japanese tradition. Very nice, to see if you have some time to Kumamoto.
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  • September 27, 2017
    I stopped by on their way towards the city from the airport. Left 30 minutes without the honest land area is narrower than expected. Whether or not you could recommend as a sightseeing by tourists from outside as it is subtle.
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  • March 14, 2017
    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 a swim about in the water. There is a small entrance fee to go into the garden- if you have a 1 day tram pass you will be able to get a 10% discount off the admission price!
  • April 19, 2017
    A beautiful garden, with well manicured lawns, plenty of coy fish in the water and small shops along the edge.
  • January 24, 2017
    You can feed birds and fish here, or just spent wonderful hours to enjoy the sunshine🌞
  • March 13, 2017
    A garden with nice small hills and trees. But to expensive.
  • January 6, 2017
    Very good scenic spots,full of strong regional characteristics and the various culture ,recommend place.

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By far the majority of the accommodations in Kumamoto lie to the east and south of the main park containing the castle. Ranging from budget guesthouses to luxury hotels, and even luxury guesthouses (traditional "ryokan," with onsite spas), the accommodations of this central district are spread fairly evenly between the park and Shirakawa River. Many visitors to Kumamoto opt to stay further to the west along one of the peninsulas that jut out into Shimabara Bay.
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