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Suizenji Jojuen Garden

8-1 Suizenjikoen, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture 860-0956, Japan
+81 96-383-0074
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Ranked #4 of 41 attractions in Kumamoto
Type: Gardens
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Vermont
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153 reviews 153 reviews
75 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There’s a tourist kitsch and specialty foods alley leading to the ticket gate for the Suizenji Jojuen. We decided we have to try the buns we see some teens eating at a food stand. It’s our only breakfast since we came here quite early. They are sweet potato topped with sweet bean paste and wrapped in a light dough. Excellent!... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We did the castle in the morning and had late lunch in the Sakura rest and shopping area. We then went by tram to the Suizenji Jojuen Garden in the late afternoon. The lighting for pictures was quite nice at this time of day but we missed going to the shops in the property since they were closed by the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I must admit that the fact that I enjoy the time being there, it's comfortable and relaxing. But it's just not that great and kinda small, not really a must for the Kumamoto-check list.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This place is so calm and endearing. I have never seen a garden look so perfect. We met some lovely friendly ladies who run one of the shops and bought some great toys for our little girl. Lovely place to visit, such a good reflection of the Japanese perfection!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you have time after the castle, check this place out. Also owned by the Hosokawa clan. Reflects how powerful and wealthy they were to have such a large garden for leisure

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Singapore, Singapore
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234 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The park is meant as a reconstruction of the old road from Kyoto to Tokyo (Edo), and thus contains scenes along the way, such as Mt Fuji and Fushimi Inari shrine. A very calming park that presents several lovely photo opportunities.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We took a long stroll around this garden. I loved all of the odd shapes of the trees in contrast to the landscaping. We spend time feeding the carp which was a fab experience. There is a traditional tea room where we were able to look out over the gardens and have some green tea and a sweet. Really worth... More

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Sao Paulo
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We went there by streetcar right form the Nikko hotel, a ery convenient connection. The marvelously landscaped garden dates back many centuries and was originally built for the local ruling family. There is even a miniature Mt. Fuji embedded among the goyo matsu (pine trees) and ponds. The garden has many plum trees which were in full blossom in February.... More

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

A lovely garden, well worth the effort to reach it. Best reached by tram. Plan on spending about half an hour or so there.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

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

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