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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 #2 of 40 attractions in Kumamoto
Type: Gardens
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Sao Paulo
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Somerset
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271 reviews 271 reviews
157 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

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

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Gifu, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

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

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

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

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

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.

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MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

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

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Manila, Philippines
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

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.

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Tokyo
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

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!

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