Suizenji Garden

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Suizenji Jojuen is a traditional Japanese landscape garden that was laid out in the late 1600s. Due to its enormous size of 64 hectares, it is often referred to as Suizenji Park. Originally it was planned by Prince Hosokawa Tadatoshi to enjoy tea there in peace Its name comes from a former Buddhist temple there, while the garden now houses a Shinto shrine in which the Hosokawa family is buried.

Overview

Address

8-1 Suizenji Koen, Chuo Ward, Kumamoto, 862-0956 (Directions)

Hours

7:30 - 18:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 7:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 7:30 - 18:00
Thursday 7:30 - 18:00
Friday 7:30 - 18:00
Saturday 7:30 - 18:00
Sunday 7:30 - 18:00
Holidays 7:30 - 18:00

Phone Number

+81-(0)96-383-0074

General Amenities

  • Baby-friendly
  • Paid parking
  • Free parking

Payment Method

  • Pay by cash

Accessibility

  • Barrier-free access

Access

30-minute tram ride from JR Kumamoto Station to Suizenji Koen tram stop

10-minute walk from JR Shin-Suizenji Station

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