Kyushu Sights

Suizenji Jojuen Garden (Suizen-ji Joju-en, Suizen-ji Park)

  • 8–1 Suizenji-koen Map It
  • Kumamoto
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Created in the mid-17th century, the garden was originally part of the sprawling villa of the ruling Hosokawa family. An undulating knoll of lush green grass representing Japan—there's even a Fuji-san-like cone in about the right place—is beside a pond surrounded by a network of stone bridges. The garden is dotted with impeccably trimmed bushes and trees. For a few hundred yen you can sit on the tatami of the Kokindenju teahouse, sip green tea, and quietly contemplate the gardens. Also on the grounds is Izumi Jinja (Izumi Shrine), which houses the tombs of several eminent Hosokawa clan members.

Sight Information


8–1 Suizenji-koen, Kumamoto, Kumamoto-ken, 860-0956, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥400
  • Mar.–Oct., daily 7:30–6; Nov.–Feb., daily 8:30–5

Published 12/10/2015


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