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Suizenji Jojuen Garden

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Address: 8-1 Suizenjikoen, Kumamoto 860-0956, Kumamoto Prefecture
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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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Small but lovely

Lovely walk through garden made to imitate journey from Kyoto to Edo. Beautiful even in rain. Compact, not too much walking. Both trams A and B.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Helsinki, Finland
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Busan, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be one of the most beautiful Japanese Garden I ever visited, you will be able to get a lot of wallpaper quality photos here and possibly some inspiration for ideas while relaxing.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walk through garden made to imitate journey from Kyoto to Edo. Beautiful even in rain. Compact, not too much walking. Both trams A and B.

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Thank elinast2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful and well maintained Japanese garden! Entrance fee is ¥400. There is a miniature Mount Fuji! Worth of many pictures

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Thank Xiu Ming C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The landscape was well maintained, with pine trees and hills. The fall leaves were very pretty and we even chanced upon a bride in a kimono posing for a wedding photo. There is a shrine inside the park, and visitors may also drink the "longevity water" from a well inside the shrine. There are pigeons and koi, and feed can... More 

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Chonburi Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Just a couples of tram stop from Kumamoto Castle. Here you can breath in a fresh air and enjoy the Japanese Style garden. inside here also have a shine to worship. good place for relax and take photograph.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

A must visit in Kumamoto. A beautiful japanese garden, specially arranged to tell a certain history. You must just find a place to sit down and enjoy the beautiful and the serenity of a japanese garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The Suizenji Garden is located in the middle of the Kumamoto city, so it should be easily located regardless of using public transport or driving. If you drove like I did, it might be a little difficult to find the main entrance though. The parking near the entrance was full and I had to park far away. But if you... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We spent a rainy morning wandering through this unique garden. The wet day was ideal, making the colours impossibly vivid. Suizen-ji has just reopened since the April 2016 earthquake, when it lost much of the water in the pond. Happily, the water has now found its way back. Suizen-ji unique features are steep, lush hills and meandering paths between them.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Suizenji Garden, which is both walkable from town and from tram, has an interesting faux Mt. Fuji, and a row of Torii to walk thru, plus some wandering paths and lovely green areas, with tortured looking pine trees, lovingly pruned and wired to give that Japanese garden look. We sat and enjoyed the ambiance and quiet in the midst... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

a short trip on the tram brings you to this lovely garden and ive seen most of them in japan, go early to avoid crowds because it opens early and if you can do it in cherry blossum season

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