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Stroll around Kumamoto Castle and Suizenji Jojuen Park

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Stroll around Kumamoto Castle and Suizenji Jojuen Park

Observe the great engineering skills and delicate touch of Kumamoto's feudal lords


The feudal warlord, Kato Kiyomasa, constructed Kumamoto Castle about 400 years ago as a base for Kumamoto's government. The beautiful stone walls of the castle, known as "mushagaeshi," curve outward to prevent invasion by enemies. A large moat made naturally from two rivers encircles the castle.

Kumamoto Castle
One of Japan’s three most famous castles

Thus, Kumamoto Castle, a fortress complete with several practical functions, is called one of the most famous castles, along with Osaka and Nagoya castles, in the country. The main castle tower was rebuilt in 1960 (Showa 35) and exhibits feudal lords' belongings and the history of Kumamoto Castle. From the top floor, a panoramic view of Kumamoto City can also be enjoyed.

Suizenji Jojuen Park
Historical Japanese Garden made by the feudal lord Hosokawa

Suizenji Jojuen Park is a Japanese garden built by the feudal lord, Hosokawa, who overtook Kumamoto from the Kato family about 360 years ago. Visitors can enjoy green tea and traditional sweets in the "Kokindenjyu-no-ma" teahouse before or after experiencing a miniature version of Mt. Fuji, the pine forest and the spring-fed pond.


Tea Arbor and Kokindenju-no-ma
A historical building used by Fujitaka Hosokawa to practice traditional Waka poetry.