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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 #5 of 48 Attractions in Kumamoto
Type: Gardens
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Waterloo, Belgium
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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32 reviews 32 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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Vermont
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185 reviews 185 reviews
96 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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
32 helpful votes 32 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 attraction reviews
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
174 helpful votes 174 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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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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