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|