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Suizenji-koen Park


Suizenji-koen Park imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden of

Momoyama period style and represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road including Mt. Fuji.


The fresh springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from Mt. Aso via

underground currents.


In 1636, Tadatoshi, the third Lord of Hosokawa, began its construction as a tea retreat, and he also

built the temple here for Priest Gentaku called Suizenji.


This beautiful Momoyama style garden evolve during the reigns of the fourth and fifth Lords.

In all it took about 80 years to complete.




General information

Address 8-1 Suizenji-koen, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-city

15 minutes by tram from Kumamoto-ekimae to Suizenji-koen-shita

then 4 minutes walk from Suizenji-koen-shita station

10 minutes walk from JR Shin-Suizenji-koen-shita

Open hours

7:00 to 18:00 March to October

8:30 to 17:00 November to February

Admission fee JPY 400
Days closed No closing days





Kumamoto-city, situated roughly in the center of Kumamoto-prefecture, is the

government and economic center of the prefecture.

From the early 17th century to the end of the 19th century, Kumamoto was prosperous

as a castle town. The Shira-kawa River and its branches run through the downtown area

around Kumamoto Castle.

Therefore, the city is called “City of Forest and Fresh Water.”



Welcome to Kumamoto

Kato Kiyamasa Statue Shimo-tori Shopping Street Street tram


Exploring Kumamoto


Kumamoto Castle

Entrance gate   Castle tower Kato Shrine 


After the Earthquake

Ninomaru-hiroba Castle tower Turret


Suizenji-koen Park    


                 Location of Kumamoto





General information


1-1 Tetorihoncho, Cyuo-ku, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto-prefecture

Cabinet designate city


1 hour and 40 minutes from Fukuoka-city by a vehicle 

2 hours and 40 minutes from Kitakyushu-city by a vehicle 



  Kumamoto Airport


JR main station : Kumamoto Station


City transportation


Population 738,000      population density : 1,890 / km2




Kumamoto Castle


Kumamoto Castle is one of the three great castles, along with Nagoya Castle and

Osaka Castle and one of the 100 best places in Japan to view cherry blossoms.


The current castle was built in 1601 by Kiyomasa Kato, a great commander and took 

7 years to complete. 

The 980,000-square-meter premises are dotted with many memorable view such as donjons,
turrets, turret gates, castle gates and long fences.

This castle is particularly famous for its beautiful curving stonewall called “Musha-gaeshi, which

were built to defend against invading armies. The stone walls have been designated a National

Historic Site and 12 buildings in addition to the Uto-yagura turret have been designated National




Kumamoto Castle after the Earthquakes


Suddenly, without any prediction, the series of Earthquakes including magnitude 7.0 main shock

which struck in April 2016 beneath Kumamoto-city.
Then severe damages occurred Kumamoto prefecture including Kumamoto Castle.


Kumamoto Castle sustained damage to its roof and exterior buildings and walls because of the

earthquakes and associated aftershocks.
Several of the castle’s shacihoko ornaments were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles

also fell from the roof. Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible.


Now, the Kumamoto Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.


We will welcome you to our place Kumamoto Castle. 




General information

Address 1-1 Honmaru Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto-prefecture

5 minutes walk from Hanabatake tram station

Castle compound Inside of moat is closed