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Suizen-ji Joju-en Garden (Suizenji Park)水前寺成趣園(水前寺公園)

Botanical Garden

This strolling garden has been noted as one of Japan's Places of Scenic Beauty as well as a Historic Site. Construction of the garden was started by Lord Hosokawa Tadatoshii, who was the first Hosokawa lord of the Higo province and Kumamoto, and would continue for three generations. The large 10,000 square meter lake in the garden is filled with water from the Aso spring. The park opens at 7:30 AM from March to October and at 8:30 AM from November to February and a morning stroll is highly recommended. Horseback archery events are held in the spring and fall and during the summer Noh theater performances are held by fire light. Entrance to the park is a three-minute walk from the Suizenji Park stop on the Kumamoto streetcar.


Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Suizenjikouen 8-1

phone 0963830074

[Mar.-Oct.] 7:30-18:00 (to Admission 17:30)
[Nov.-Feb.] 8:30 to 17:00 (Admission 16 to 30)

Review of Suizenji Jojuen Garden

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/18 Peaceful
The park feels very peaceful & quiet. I spent the whole morning in the park. Thw toilets are clean too. I think it is worth paying 400 yen to enter this park.
Reviewed:2018/10/23 Beautiful landscape garden
Beautiful landscape garden about half an hour by the streetcar (Red A-line) from Kumamoto JR Station. Although I am not much of an expert on Japanese gardens this one offered some special features...
Reviewed:2018/08/22 Beautiful Garden
Very relaxing walk in the garden. Lots of families having a picnic and just enjoying themselves under the beautiful Sakura blooms

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Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Suizenjikouen 8-1 [map]



[Mar.-Oct.] 7:30-18:00 (to Admission 17:30)
[Nov.-Feb.] 8:30 to 17:00 (Admission 16 to 30)
open everyday
[Admission fee] Adults (over 16 years old) 400 yen, children (6 to 15 years old) 200 yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Not available (no smoking in the park)
English brochure available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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