Suizenji Seishuen is a traditional Japanese garden located in Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City.
It was created more than 350 years ago.
It is said that Tadatoshi Hosokawa, the first lord of the Higo Hosokawa Domain, liked this land with its endless springs of water and built a teahouse there.
The beauty of the garden and the water from the springs will soothe you and make you forget about time for a moment.
Buy tickets at the entrance and enter.
Adults (16 years and older) 400 yen
Children (6-15 years old) 200 yen
The garden is a kaiyushiki style garden, and visitors can appreciate the garden by walking around the garden.
There are also shrines and teahouses to enjoy other aspects of the garden.
A MAP of the garden is available near the entrance, making it easy to locate.
There is also a MAP of the area around Suizenji Seishuen, so you can visit other tourist attractions on your way home.
First, relax by looking at the garden and admiring its beauty and the beauty of the water. The water in the pond is so clear and transparent that you can clearly see the swimming carp.
Next, we went to Izumizu Shrine.
The name “Izumi” means “water coming out of the water” and is read as “Izumi.
You can drink delicious water in the shrine.
This is only possible in a land where the water is delicious.
It is called the water of longevity, and it is said that if you drink it, you will live a long and healthy life.
The last stop is the teahouse “Kokin-denju-no-Ma Koubai”.
At this teahouse, you can enjoy a cup of matcha green tea while admiring the garden. If you do not like matcha, a coffee set is also available.
Even if you do not order a drink, you are free to visit the building and the garden, so please stop by.
Prices vary depending on seating. The most popular seats are the tatami room seats. On this day we could not sit there because it was full, but the view from the chairs was also very nice.
There is a choice of two types of sweets in the set.
This time, I chose a confectionery associated with the Hosokawa clan that built Suizenji Seishuen.
It is called “Kaseita” (tea cakes). It is made from a quince-like fruit called a marumelo. It was very tasty and went well with matcha green tea. If you like it, you can also purchase the sweets.
8-1 Suizenji Koen, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City
Admission: Adults (16 years and older) 400 yen, Children (6-15 years) 200 yen
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (admission until 4:30 pm)