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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5.02 months ago
Excellent Japanese garden, you can see different flowers and plants in different seasons. Colourful Birds can be spotted. Don't forget to have a sweet potato dessert at the entry before leave.
5.02 months ago
A very nice park. ¥400 admission to get in but very well maintained. You can also enjoy matcha green tea and a sweet in the tea garden.
5.0a month ago
Very beautiful, lots of places to sit and relax. We arrived during lunch, so it was peaceful. Later got quite busy!
4.0a month ago
Entrance fee is ¥400 per person. I think it is alright but you will enjoy it better when there are special events like Sakura season etc
4.02 weeks ago
Beautiful, quiet Japanese garden with shrines inside. One of the shrine has many red torii, a spot similar to Fushimi Inari in Kyoto, without the crowd! Also, don’t miss buying the Hugo Mondo almond cookies outside of the garden, near the parking lot. They’re amazing!!
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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