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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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Does not feel like a traditional Japanese Garden - But Nice

After the visit I do understand some of the mixed reviews on the site. It is not a traditional Japanese Garden (like in Kanazawa for example) - due to all the buildings around it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After the visit I do understand some of the mixed reviews on the site. It is not a traditional Japanese Garden (like in Kanazawa for example) - due to all the buildings around it feels different and also a lot more shops etc. That said it is still a beautiful garden that is certainly worth a visit! We were there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The landscape is soooooo beautiful. You can buy some food for ducks and fishes and feed them. And, the shops near the park have many souvenirs of Kumamon (mascot of kumamoto) as well.

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Thank Veronique T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

If you have time, visit this place. A good place to relax. I am now just sitting by the water looking up what to do and where to go next. I could spend hours here. It's very quiet and peaceful.

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McLean, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

This is a very nice Momoyama-style walking garden. The only distractions are the over-development of commercial activity (stores) near the entrance and the tall buildings that compromise the original views in the garden. I almost gave this a very good rating, but hold back because of these two factors. It is quiet though, a plus. And few visitors also make... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

A must see if you are in Kumamoto. We walked the grounds in the rain and it was delightful. The landscaping is beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a very pretty place, albeit small. You will circumvent the lake in 15 minutes. There is a 100 year old house where we were fortunate enough to see an exhibition on Bonseki It is the art of stone drawings on black lacquerware. An old art form that died out after the war. Bon=dish seki= stone. I had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Take Tram "A" (or B depending where you're coming from) and hop off at Suizenji park. It's only a 5min walk and there are green street signs leading the way. Entry is ¥400 for adults and it's worth it just to get the beautiful entry ticket which features an art drawing of the garden. Go early as it's quite sunny... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

This made for a beautiful relaxing day out, feeding the fish and taking in the views and garden on a sunny day. Hardly any visitors and would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

It is such a beautiful landscaped garden With lakes and small shops and a few benches where one can sit Down and just admire the greenery. I found it is one of the best landscaped gardens I have seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Nice place to spend an hour or so. We were part of a tour. The entrance to the gardens is surrounded by tourist shops and restaurants. There is bathroom facilities around the gardens. You can purchase food for the fish as you enter.

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