II. Suizenji Jojuen Garden

Copyright: Kumamoto Prefectural Tourism Federation
This is a beautiful landscape Daimyo garden, best enjoyed by strolling along its circular pathway. In 1636, the third Lord of the Hosokawa clan began its creation as a tea arbor. It took about 80 years to complete the Garden fully. This tranquil Garden features traditional Japanese landscaping and historic landmarks in miniature. The highest artificial hill represents Mt. Fuji. One of the outstanding features in the Garden is the pond with clear water, constantly flowing from Mt. Aso via underground currents. Beautiful carp swim in the pond.
Time required 1 hours
Get off at Suizenji koen-mae tram stop, then walk 5 minutes.

Kumamoto Castle

Main tower of Kumamoto Castle (Kumamoto castle is an impregnable fortress with unique architectural features that is known as one of the most famous castles in Japan.)

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