The garden has hardly anything to offer that uncountable Japanese gardens around the country don't have. With one exception - those strange "hills" which I found totally misplaced
Another Japanese garden developed around a famous tea garden. Take the blue line tram getting off at number 18 (Suizenji Park), follow the road back about 50 metres in the direction the tram came from and bear right for about 150 metre and then entre a small shopping area which leads directly to the gardens. Entry Fee Yen 400. Large... More
It's a very beautiful and well maintained park. it has a huge pond in the middle of with a lot a fish. they provide an access to the pond so visitors can interact directly with the fish, feed and touch them. Unfortunately they didn't provide any fish-food for sell, or maybe I missed them but it's possible to feed them... More
Other than Kumamoto Castle, another attraction in Kumamoto is Suizenji Koen. It’s gorgeous garden built by samurai for tea retreat. It is now recognized as UNESCO for best kept landscape. Just walking distance from tram and JR station. The residents in Kumamoto are very friendly and helpful. Once I asked the direction to the park, a senior uncle directly brought... More
We travelled by tram out to the Gardens. Had to ask a local shop for directions as it was not easy to find. The gardens are very peaceful and green. Only took about 90 minutes to leisurely walk around and take photographs.
We visited on a hot, humid day (bring an umbrella for the sun) but still had a good time. The garden is spacious by Japanese standards. The Fuji-san tribute 'hill' is impressive. Our teenaged girls took a break (while we all sat in the shade) feeding the koi and turtles. We got took some good photos of a large white... More
a lovely and very serene park for park and scenery lovers. I really enjoyed the view of the garden. Featuring the mini Mt.Fuji in the park made it more attractive. Take your time to take photo at the park for souvenir.
Unfortunately it was raining when we visited but the garden was still lovely. Definitely one of the best we have seen in Japan. There was a shop selling warm ikinaridango, a famous sweet in Kumamoto. It contains sweetpotato and anko (a sweet red bean paste). Perfect for vegetarians!
A beautiful park true to Japanese standards. It even includes a mini Mt. Fuji as well as a koi pond with some of the largest koi I have ever seen. Not to be missed during cherry blossom season.
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