It's been a year but the memories are still fresh in our mind. On the 3rd day in Kyushu island, we've had the opportunity to visit one of the 'must-see' spots in Kumamoto City.
The park which was built in 1632, has a replica of Mount Fuji, Lake Biwa, Izumi Shrine, Inari Shrine and a Noh stage. The fresh springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from Mt Aso (here ) via underground currents. The garden was built by the 3rd Lord of Hosokawa (Tadatoshi Hosokawa) as a tea retreat rendezvous. Actually, the name "Jojuen" was named after a character in a poem written by Tao Yuanming and this garden took about 80 years to complete !!
welcome to Suizenji Jojuen Garden!
hundreds of years but still maintain the look
fresh spring water from Mt Aso
waiting for food
our energetic tour guide Mr Tabori - drinking the water
not so energetic...............zzzzz
Tabori san, hope we'll meet again
wake up from zzzzzzzzzzz
about to have lunch here
restaurant with nice food and view :)