Suizenji Jojuen Garden

Suizenji Jojuen Garden, Kumamoto: Hours, Address, Suizenji Jojuen Garden Reviews: 4/5

Suizenji Jojuen Garden
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Aleksssa
91 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
This place is nothing short of the best gardens and shrines in Kyoto, but is waaaay less crowded. I had the whole historical building used as a teahouse to myself when I came here on a Tuesday at 13, and it stayed this way until 16. The views and the sound of birds are a balm for the soul. Matcha tea set is 550-650 yen and comes with a sweet. The white candy based on an egg is tastier.
Information boards are all in English too, so you can understand everything about this park as well as the Japanese.
It would take around 1 hour or less to walk the park leisurely. You can feed the carps, but the ducks and pigeons will eat most of the food. Before the main entrance to the park, you can rent a kimono starting from 3500 yen.
The park has a rich history and deep connection to the Hosokawa clan, so it's worth visiting not only for the views (which are amazing).
Written November 2, 2021
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Joyce1165
San Francisco, CA17 contributions
Feb 2020
One of the most beautiful sites in Kumamoto. I always return here, and will make sure to take friends to share the beauty of this park/shrine.
Written June 7, 2020
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Thumbelina2
London, UK1,319 contributions
Oct 2019
Just loved visiting this garden. It's not large so it doesn't take long to wander around and there are a couple of places where you can eat if needed. Beware the parking! My satnav stopped short of the dedicated parking area for the garden. There are two other parking spots, one possibly for the adjacent apartments and the other for a shop. Don't park in those but continue down the street to the bigger parking for the garden.
Written June 6, 2020
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GIT
Melbourne, Australia409 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Cane here in the morning and was not crowded. There is fake Mt Fuji and many bonzai trees. The cherry trees and plum trees were not blooming when we were here.
Written January 22, 2020
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Emily_G_Scott
Sydney, Australia380 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This garden looked like it has passed its hay day. The landscaping is outdated and not much care is given. Best spot is to go to the macha tea house and enjoy the panoramic view.

Entrance fee 400 Yen is overpriced. Saving grace is carpark is free and toilet is spotless.

If you need to kill some time, you can definitely drop by but do lower your expectations if you have seen gorgeous Japanese garden like those in Kyoto and Kanazawa.
Written January 22, 2020
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YL Goh
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia307 contributions
Dec 2019
Rats....my tourist guide planning is out....we reached this place 15minutes before closing time...BUT given sufficient time, the rating will be higher
Written December 24, 2019
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Stanley John K
Kuching, Malaysia26 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
It one of a kind lake. Lovely view. We went to japan just for koya. This lake is the most unique compare to japanese garden in ohori park n dazaifu for koya.
Written December 2, 2019
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vegasrugbyref
Las Vegas, NV5,260 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Cool and damp during visit but still a nice garden. Leaves changing color and waterfowl on pond...ducks. A small tea house very busy but quaint. Easy walking on maintained paths.
Written November 29, 2019
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mikenbenjamina
London, UK67 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
What a beautiful Japanese garden, great Koi carp lake with some huge fish well worth a visit easy to get to on the tram system
Written November 11, 2019
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gokujou
Minneapolis, MN219 contributions
Nov 2019
This garden was beautiful. It was our second favorite thing in Kumamoto after the castle! It is a little off a hike though.
Written November 11, 2019
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