Suizenji Garden, dating from the 17th century, is a stroll garden with a huge spring water pond. The whole garden was designed to represent the scenery from the Tokaido, the old foot highway linking Tokyo and Kyoto with 53 stations. The pond was meant to be Lake Biwa, the largest lake in the country, and the small hill is easily recognizable as Mount Fuji. Spring waters flows up everywhere in the garden.
Kumamoto City, hosting this garden, is well known that the entire water supply for its one million residents depends on underground water streaming from Mount Aso. The park's name Suizenji derives from a temple located in the ancient times, whose name literally means 'the temple in front of water'. The adjacent Izumi Shrine, famous for its horseback archery in April and October, also takes its name from the Japanese word 'spring water'.
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4.0in the last week
Calm and tranquil place. Worth a visit and do check out a kimono rental stall just outside the entrance if you want to have a Japanese experience of a kind. Come in the early morning or late afternoon.
5.0a month ago
Beautiful Park. A very formal and well maintained area. I bought a small bag of fish food for my children to feed the fish. A very nice visit for a low entrance fee.
4.0in the last week
Beautiful Japanese garden surrounding a pond. Nice for a peaceful stroll though a bit small. Entrance fee 400 yen per person.
5.02 months ago
Extraordinary garden which is in perfect condition and a real Japanese experience. The entrance fee is absolutely fair for what awaits you inside. We can recommend having a Matcha in the traditional tea house and enjoy the view on the lovely lake. Great Japanese remembrance!
5.0a week ago
Suizenji Jojyuen Park, a very beautiful well maintained park. Feeding the fish is great. Reasonable rates not like in Sri Lanka. Good for taking photos if you are a photography or nature lover. If you visit Kumamoto, you should visit this place. Heard about this was built in the 17th century as a tea garden, it also comes with a temple.I will visit again to this temple with my child.
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After seeing the Kumamoto castle, visit the Suizenji Garden, you will find miniature landscapes such as Mt. Fuji and the Nihon-bashi bridge with spring fed pond.
After seeing the Kumamoto castle, visit the Suizenji Garden, you will find miniature landscapes such as Mt. Fuji and the Nihon-bashi bridge with spring fed pond.Read moreClose