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
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|