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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5.0a month ago
Beautiful and well managed garden. Very clean and well paved footpath. The entrance fee is very reasonable. I went on a weekday with my family it was not too crowded with people. I would definitely come again.
4.03 months ago
It was v simple garden but v well maintained. There is a lot of fishes, birds and tortals. You can buy food for them and feed them.
Also, outside the park there was a shop which was very nice. We bought some pots from there.
Due to COVID and less number of tourists, may be you can ask for little discount :)
Yes, at the part entry gate. When you buy ticket for park , you can show your one day tram pass and you will get some small discount :p
4.03 weeks ago
Peaceful garden, not very large, but big enough to take a leisurely stroll. Open, grassy area for hanami picnics. Nice cherry blossoms.
5.05 months ago
A really nice garden, it reminded me a lot the famous one from Okayama, totally worth visiting.
5.011 months ago
Really huge and pretty park off the main part of Kumamoto, but easily assessable via the local tram. Was there in mid Feb and there were some signs of flowers blossoming. Unfortunately, weather wasn't too pleasing when I was there as it was raining. Can only imagine how majestic it would look if it was sunny. Definitely recommend a visit when weather is nice.
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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