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Suizenji Jojuen Garden

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Address: 8-1 Suizenjikoen, Kumamoto 860-0956, Kumamoto Prefecture
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+81 96-383-0074

The Japanese garden I started to make than 1963. In area of about 73,000...

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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Just so beautiful

The time taken to build something so beautiful and peaceful is inspiring. Sadly the blossom was just starting can only imagine it in full bloom. Decades of skilled running really... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The time taken to build something so beautiful and peaceful is inspiring. Sadly the blossom was just starting can only imagine it in full bloom. Decades of skilled running really paid off.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a big game garden, but is beautiful. Very serene and peaceful place. Sip some green tea and eat some mochi in the atami syle tea house, you can do some meditation there.

Thank Bankoh
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens were lovely. Lucky there were cherry blossoms blooming and not too many people. A lovely place to spend an hour or two. Serene and stunning.

Thank OmniaKatoomba
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The approach did not augur well. However as soon as you are through the gates, a wonderful garden unfolds. Cherry blossom was almost in full bloom so a real bonus but would be very good even without that.

Thank Richar64
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately it was raining heavily when we went there but the view was still beautiful....we can only imagine what it would like in a sunny day in summer. Quite small though...

Thank kevin m
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159 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Kumamoto, just take the tram (street car) to Suizenji Garden. It is a Japanese garden. Not very big but it is enough to occupy you for half a day. It is beautiful and serene. There is a large pond with many Mandarin ducks, Japanese carps, against a backdrop of hilly slopes with a Shindo shrine within.... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 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... More 

Thank Joyce T
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Pay a small fee to enter a park that is well looked after. There is a mini mountain and trees replicating Mount Fuji as well a few shrines inside. There are some events held at this event so be on the lookout. Some events like Yabusame which is ancient horse back archery.

Thank Hiroshi F
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

the park is full of ancient Japanese beauty and uniqueness, every tree and view point is so worth to pay a visit. won't feel regret for the entry fare. the jinnjya inside the park has special historical meanings. also worth to see. 水前寺公園がとても素敵な観光場所です。出水神社もおすすめますよ!そんなにいいところをずっと守る人に感謝したいです。

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Reviewed 14 January 2017

After the visit I do understand some of the mixed reviews on the site. It is not a traditional Japanese Garden (like in Kanazawa for example) - due to all the buildings around it feels different and also a lot more shops etc. That said it is still a beautiful garden that is certainly worth a visit! We were there... More 

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