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Suizenji Jojuen Garden

Address: 8-1 Suizenjikoen, Kumamoto 860-0956, Kumamoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 96-383-0074
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Ranked #5 of 49 Attractions in Kumamoto
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks

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Tokyo, Japan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A beautiful and well-kept Japanese garden. There is a small temple, a pond and a Mount Fuji replica in it. Great place to take a walk, enjoying the view of the carefully arranged plants.

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Antwerp
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

but still a surprise this beautiful garden did survive in the encroaching city. We did enjoy a cup of matcha, One has to sit and contemplate to fully appreciate the beauty. The landscape is a mini version of Japan, but I could only recognize mount Fuji, I missed a leaflet with more information

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singapore
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I totally cannot understand how the Tokaido highway is represented in the garden, other than the Mt Fuji "replica" (and why didn't they add the snow cap?) Nevertheless, it was a pleasant walk, and a easy location to take nice looking photographs.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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220 reviews 220 reviews
67 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

the pond with big carbs was really nice, though I'm not a garden fans. it worth a visit, the area is quite big and also the shop lots along the street to the garden was nice too.

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Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews 117 reviews
41 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Just a short tram ride from the city centre - the gardens are a quiet escape and whilst I think you need to have some idea of Japanese history to fully appreciate the design, they are worth a visit - even if just to see the grass mounds shaped like Mt Fuji!

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Tokyo, Japan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Created by one of the Hosokawa Clan lords this gem of a park will take you back in time. Beautiful, quiet, and tastefully made be sure not to miss this.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

In a very urban environment nestles this exquisite Japanese garden - carp ponds, bridges, sculptured landscapes - like stepping into a willow pattern plate scene (except it's very green, not blue). You look down and it's all 16th Century tradition, you look up and it's ringed by apartment blocks. It was that juxtaposition of the old and new that makes... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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180 reviews 180 reviews
73 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This Japanese Garden is just beautiful. When you come in it looks like a painting! Unfortunately, when I was there is was starting to rain, which made the visit a bit 'wet'! However, should NOT be missed whatever the weather is!!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Suizenji Jojuen features many of the classic principles of Japanese landscaping such as the inclusion of 心字池, a pond or lake shaped like the character 心. Additionally, the image of mount Fuji has also been sculpted into the middle of the garden. We visited Suizenji on a clear day. The blue skies contrasted deeply but beautifully with the green landscape... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

From 6-8 p.m. you can walk around the gardens in the cooler part of the day enjoying seeing the various animal life filter back into the gardens after most of the crowd have left. Just be sure to wear your mosquito repellent.

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