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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 73,000...

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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We visited this park/garden right after our castle visit. Took a tram and walked abt 5 min from the tram stop. Tuck away from the main street. We love this garden for its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas F
Singapore, Singapore
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Hong Kong
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a fine day, the scenery was very beautiful, worth the money to go there just for photo taking. Very convenience, easy to access, just a few minutes walk from tram stop.

Thank Kw N
Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this park/garden right after our castle visit. Took a tram and walked abt 5 min from the tram stop. Tuck away from the main street. We love this garden for its tranquility. Small though but the visit was worth it.

Thank Thomas F
Ipoh, Malaysia
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70 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Just a short walk from the ryokan we were staying at (Matsuya Bekkan), this must be one of the best city gardens in Japan. Pond full of carps and duck Rolling hills topped with beautiful trees.

1 Thank JEK Y
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160 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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

1 Thank P T
los angeles, CA
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93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

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 

2 Thank RRla
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80 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

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 

2 Thank Steven R
wakefield uk
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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

1 Thank walkingWakefieldUk
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 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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111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

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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129 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

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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