Suizen-ji Jōju-en

Local name水前寺成趣園 (Suizen-ji Jōju-en)
LocationChūō-ku, Kumamoto, Japan

Suizen-ji Jōju-en is a tsukiyama Japanese garden located within in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The main tsukiyama is a representation of Mount Fuji. Lord Hosokawa Tadatoshi began construction of the garden in 1636 as a tea retreat. The park was named after a no-longer-extant Buddhist temple called Suizen-ji, and now hosts the Izumi Shrine, where members of the Hosokawa family are enshrined, and a Nōgaku-dō, a Noh theater. Lord Hosokawa selected this site because of its spring-fed pond, which clean water was excellent for tea.

The thatched Kokin-Denju-no-Ma teahouse was originally in Kyoto's Imperial Palace, but was moved here in 1912.

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Address Kumamoto, Japan

Coordinates 32°47'26.685" N 130°44'5.281" E

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