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Address: 8-1 Suizenjikoen, Kumamoto 860-0956, Kumamoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 96-383-0074
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The Japanese garden I started to make than 1963. In area of about...

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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Interesting small garden

The shops leading to the entrance of the garden seemed dated and run down, but once you get into the garden, it's a different world. This garden is rather small compared to other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
los angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very well maintained even during Autumn time. Excellent Japanese garden to visit. You can also enjoy some japanese sweets and matcha in the garden.

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los angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The shops leading to the entrance of the garden seemed dated and run down, but once you get into the garden, it's a different world. This garden is rather small compared to other Japanese garden but the compact has its charm. The pond, trees, and hills supposedly represent the 53 stations of the Tokaido, the famous route from from Edo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A short walk from Suizenjikoen tram stop.This is Japanese sculpturing at its best.Every bush, tree and hedge meticulously cut to perfection.Even the grass was cut like a golf green.I was lucky enough to see 2 gardeners up ladders pruning needles off a pine tree to give it a bonsai look.An easy hour spent wandering around with lots of photo stops.Only... More 

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wakefield uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The best view point is at the entrance, very easy to walk round, accessed it by the A tram, then went on to janes' House

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Step inside the Garden and you feel refresh and brightened. Pink cherry trees blossomed with flowers further cheer a weary traveller. Miss this garden and you miss life

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place charges an entrance fee. Once inside its just a normal park which is a bit ran down. Not particularly well groomed lIke other Japanese gardens or parks. There are a few very old stores inside which were closed. The most interesting thing are the huge Koi fishes in the pond. Other than that, I am sure that unless... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went there on a weekday. Not many visitors so I could move around and take pictures without people getting in the way. Since many of the shops were closed, I assume it can be fuller. Nice to have a rest near the lake, ideally get a tea at the tea house for the best view.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Suizen-ji Jōju-en is beyond word to describe its beauty, and a haven of serenity a person can find traveling, an everlasting moment with its scenery, a very beautiful Tsukiyama garden.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Now that I've visited a number of notable Japanese gardens, this is one of my less favorite. Firstly it is out of town but very accessible by tram. A word of warning - the souvenir shops leading up to the gardens and in the gardens are expensive and they tout. The gardens are small. You can get around them in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The garden was really small and not touristy but it's soooo nice. It's about 10 minutes walk from the tram station, with shops just outside the garden. There's also a small shrine inside the garden.

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