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Suizenji Jojuen Garden

8-1 Suizenjikoen, Kumamoto 860-0956, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 96-383-0074
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Go in the late afternoon for the best light

I read other reviews on this garden and was surprised at some comments about this being a small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tranquility at its best

These tranquil gardens are a must do on anyones agenda that goes to Kumamoto. About a 15min tram... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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8-1 Suizenjikoen, Kumamoto 860-0956, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 96-383-0074
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I read other reviews on this garden and was surprised at some comments about this being a small park. It's not as big as other gardens but I won't call it small. I took the advice of a book on Japanese gardens and got there...More

1  Thank MarkKwok
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These tranquil gardens are a must do on anyones agenda that goes to Kumamoto. About a 15min tram ride from the city centre. The shrine is definitely worth a look in the gardens. Even though they are not large you could spend hours in there...More

Thank wmarshall
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We went there on New Year so we do not have to pay for entrace fee. The garden is big and beautiful not so far from the station.

Thank Charernkit T
Reviewed 8 July 2017

WE spent the afternoon strolling around the gardens, it was just so beautiful and peaceful.We caught the tram down to the gardens from the mall. Super easy to use the tram and it is on the 1 line. Loved these gardens

Thank JazzyFfromaus
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This was one of the reasons I visited Kumamoto. I must say I wasn't blown away by it, but likewise I wasn't disappointed. The garden is fairly small and it was reasonably active when i went there. The entry fee is peanuts (400 yen) and...More

1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

A small garden but well presented. Expensive entry for what there was to see and walk around though.

Thank hinau
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

If you stay at Matsuya Bekkan, do come visit this garden. It's relaxing and picturesque and you can get some nice shots. There's a very good seafood restaurant Toraya nearby. It was one of our best seafood meals - fresh tuna and uni in huge...More

Thank Aki_07
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Quite disappointed. There are more beautiful Koens in Japan. One thing I wonder is why they charge people for this small PARK? Koen means "public garden"! It is 400 Yen for 15 min walk! It is pretty but not worth 400 yen. Anyway OK to...More

Thank Hirakawa_Eki
Reviewed 25 June 2017

It is awesome in that once you step into the garden, it seems to dampen the sounds of the city and you can “feel” the calm and peacefulness of the beautiful garden setting. Accessible from the electric tram. When you get off the tram, look...More

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Very nice place to visit. Very peaceful & tranquil. Easy walk through the garden & a lot to see and take in.

Thank Rob M
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Daniel S
18 November 2015|
Response from Michel W | Reviewed this property |
No. You can only stay on the paths.