Josaien is located in Sakurano-baba, at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s
three major castles. It is a popular tourist attraction designed to enhance the appeal of
the old castle town and convey to visitors the food, history and cultural traditions of the
region from Kumamoto Castle, a symbol of the Kumamoto-city.
Sakuranokoji brings together 23 shops selling specialty items unique to Kumamoto
Prefecture. Restaurants offer an opportunity to enjoy Kumamoto’s distinctive food
culture, and many shops sell Kumamoto souvenirs as well as items found only at Josaien.
Location of Kumamoto
|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
9:00 to 19:00 March to November
8:30 to 17:00 December to February
|Admission fee||No fee is required|
|Days closed||No closing days|