Japonia Hortus

key to understand the Japanese garden

Gardens in Kyushu


Name of the Garden
Rating: five star maximum (how much I recommend)
Address: in Japanese character; you can copy and paste to English google map
Latitude and longitude: use for google map or smartphone applications
Phone number: use for contact or car navigation system
Designer: if known, names in Japanese order, family name before given name
Size: large, medium, small
Type: see history of Japanese garden chapter
History: period of constraction, if known
Cost: by Japanese Yen
Note: extra information
Photo of the Garden
Links on the garden name and photo which lead you to
more and bigger photos. Also, a map of the garden is put
in there.

Fukuoka-ken

Ogura-jyo 小倉城
☆☆☆
北九州市小倉北区城内2-1
33.884374, 130.875564
093-582-2747
Medium
Water garden
Edo period
\300

Kyu-Ito DenuemonResidence 旧伊藤伝右衛門邸
☆☆
飯塚市幸袋300
33.661696, 130.686291
0948-22-9700
Ito Denuemon 伊藤伝右衛門
Medium
Water garden
Meiji period
\300

Fujie-shi Gyoraku-en 藤江氏魚楽園
☆☆☆
田川郡川崎町大字安真木6388
33.559894, 130.806044
0947-72-7777
Seshu 雪舟
Medium
Water garden
Muromachi period
\300

Kyu-Mandokoro-bo 旧政所坊
☆☆
田川郡添田町英彦山1346
33.485120、130.910053
0947-85-0063
Small
Water garden
Azuchi-Momoyama period
Gratuity

Hikosan-jinja Sato-bo Gardens 英彦山神社里坊
☆☆☆
田川郡添田町英彦山1346
33.483563, 130.910341
0947-85-0063
Medium
Water garden
Edo period
Gratuity
Manshu-in and others

Kyu-Kameishi-bo 旧亀石坊
☆☆☆☆
田川郡添田町英彦山1346
33.484771, 130.907305
Seshu 雪舟
Small
Water garden
Muromachi period
Free

Kyu-Zasu-in 旧座主院
☆☆☆
田川郡添田町英彦山1326
33.482122, 130.909161
0947-85-0009
Small
Water garden
Azuchi-Momoyama period
Free
Make appointment by phone

Acros Fukuoka アクロス福岡
福岡市中央区天神1-1-1
33.591488, 130.402464
092-725-9111
Medium
Contemorary landscape project
Heisei period
Free
I could not enter the garden because of the rain

Ohori Park 大濠公園
☆☆☆
福岡市中央区大濠公園1-7
33.583028, 130.378807
092-741-8377
Medium
Water garden and dry landscape garden
Showa period
\240

Yusen-tei 友泉亭
☆☆☆
福岡市城南区友泉亭1-46
33.562546, 130.376246
092-711-0415
Kuroda Tsugutaka 黒田継高
Medium
Water garden
Edo period
\200

Senyo-ji 千如寺
糸島市雷山626
33.494642, 130.228631
092-323-3547
Small
Water garden and dry landscape garden
Muromachi period
\400
Under constraction when I visited

Kyu-Toshima-ke Residence 旧戸島家邸
☆☆
柳川市鬼童町49-3
33.160797, 130.395883
0944-73-9587
Yoshida Kanetomo 吉田兼儔
Small
Water garden
Edo period
\100

Kyu-Kabashima-shiResidence 旧椛島氏邸

柳川市鬼童町8-2
33.160130, 130.396594
0944-88-9211
Small
Water garden
Edo period
Free
Within the cafe named Suzume-no-jikan
Talk to the master to see the garden

Shoto-en 松涛園
☆☆☆
柳川市新外町1
33.157976, 130.397280
0944-73-2189
Tachibana Akitora 立花鑑虎
Medium
Water garden
Edo period
\500

Kiyomizu-dera Honbo 清水寺本坊
☆☆☆
みやま市瀬高町本吉1117-4
33.152625, 130.519095
0944-62-2001
Small
Water garden
Edo period
\300

Komyozen-ji 光明禅寺
☆☆☆
太宰府市宰府2-16-1
33.518382, 130.534172
092-922-4053
Shigemori Mirei 重森三玲
Medium
Dry landscape garden
Edo and Showa period
\200

Oita-ken

Chosho-ji 長昌寺
☆☆
杵築市南杵築380
33.413847, 131.615103
0978-62-2681
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Gratuity
Behind of the main building

Myokei-ji 妙経寺
☆☆☆
杵築市南杵築1539
33.413216, 131.613787
0978-62-3570
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Gratuity
Talk to the Buddhist priest to see
Behind of the main building

Kyu-Kurushima-shi Hanshu-goten 旧久留島氏藩主御殿
☆☆☆☆☆
玖珠郡玖珠町大字森855
33.303456, 131.157614
Hashimoto Tozo and Kurushima Michihiro 橋本東三 久留島通嘉
Medium
Water garden
Edo period
Free

Seiho-ro 栖鳳楼
☆☆☆
玖珠郡玖珠町大字森1585
33.303384, 131.157087
0973-72-4792
Kurushima Michihiro 久留島通嘉
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Gratuity

Shimizu-gomon Zentei 清水御門前庭
☆☆
玖珠郡玖珠町大字森1585
33.303348, 131.155547
0973-72-4792
Kurushima Michihiro 久留島通嘉
Small
Water garden
Edo period
Gratuity

Denrai-ji 伝来寺
☆☆☆
日田市中津江村栃野1263
33.133271, 130.944584
0973-54-3537
Small
Water garden
Muromachi period
\100
Behind of the main building

Saga-ken

Ryusen-ji 龍泉寺
☆☆
唐津市鎮西町大字名護屋743
33.533916, 129.876340
096-383-0074
Sorori Shinzaemon 曾呂利新左衛門
Small
Water garden
Edo period
Gratuity
Talk to the Buddhist priest to see
Behind of the main building

Kinsho-ji 近松寺
☆☆
佐賀県唐津市西寺町511
33.449886, 129.965392
0955-72-3597
Sorori Shinzaemon 曾呂利新左衛門
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Gratuity
Behind of the main building

Enichi-ji 恵日寺
☆☆
佐賀県唐津市鏡1693
33.432118, 130.012014
0955-77-0805
Sorori Shinzaemon 曾呂利新左衛門
Small
Water garden
Edo period
Gratuity
Talk to the Buddhist priest to see
Behind of the main building

Keishu-en 慧洲園
☆☆☆
武雄市武雄町大字武雄4075-3
33.185322, 130.014200
0954-20-1187
Nakane Kinsaku 中根金作
Large
Water garden
Showa period
\600

Mifuneyama-rakuen 御船山楽園
☆☆
武雄市武雄町大字武雄4100
33.181353, 130.017214
0954-23-3131
Nabeshima Shigeyoshi 鍋島茂義
Large
Daimyo garden
Edo period
\400

Nagasaki-ken

Palace Huis Ten Bosch パレス・ハウステンボス
☆☆
佐世保市ハウステンボス町1-1
33.079585, 129.783554
0956-58-0080
Daniel Marot ダニエル・マロー
Medium
Datch garden
Heisei period
\600

Kyu Kusumoto MasatakaResidence 旧楠本正隆屋敷
大村市玖島2-291-4
32.903127, 129.966166
0957-52-9885
Kusumoto Masataka 楠本正隆
Water garden
Meiji period
\200
Photos are from my family

Kyu Enyu-ji 旧円融寺
☆☆☆
大村市玖島2-505
32.904105, 129.964227
0957-52-3605
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Free

Omura Sumitada Shiseki Park 大村純忠史跡公園

大村市荒瀬町1116
32.939373, 129.967235
Omura Sumitada 大村純忠
Small
Water garden
Edo period
Free
Right side of the lawn park

Shimei-so 四明荘
島原市新町2-125
32.784336, 130.370498
0957-63-1121
Water garden
Showa period
Free
Photos are from my family


Glover Garden グラバー園
長崎市南山手町8-1
32.733384, 129.869387
095-822-8223
Floral garden
Meiji period
\610
Photos are from my family

Kumamoto-ken

Mangan-ji 満願寺
☆☆☆
阿蘇郡南小国町満願寺2292
33.076137, 131.095932
0967-42-0384
Kyoko Daisojyo 経杲大僧正
Small
Water garden
Muromachi period
Gratuity

Hekigan-ji 碧巌寺
☆☆☆☆
菊池市七城町亀尾1952
32.957185, 130.760125
0968-26-4577
Kikuchi Tamekuni 菊池為邦
Small
Water garden
Muromachi period
Gratuity

Arden Hotel Aso アーデンホテル阿蘇
☆☆☆
阿蘇郡南阿蘇村下野147-10
32.903048, 130.989913
0967-35-1241
Medium
Water garden
Contemporary
Hotel and restaurant

Jyodo-ji 成道寺
☆☆☆
熊本市西区花園7-2476
32.833650, 130.681607
096-353-6684
Small
Water garden
Edo period
\400

Choko-en 釣耕園
☆☆
熊本市西区島崎5-7
32.812665, 130.681083
Hosokawa Tsunatosi 細川綱利
Medium
Water garden
Edo period
Free

Soukei-en 叢桂園
☆☆
熊本市西区島崎5-7
32.812142, 130.682313
Murai Kinzan 村井琴山
Medium
Water garden
Edo period
Free

Kyu-Hosokawa GyobuResidence 旧細川刑部邸
☆☆
熊本市中央区古京町3-1
32.809374, 130.699560
096-352-6522
Hosokawa Okitaka 細川興孝
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
\300

Kenmotsudai Jyumoku-en 監物台樹木園

熊本市中央区二の丸4-1
32.808030, 130.704389
096-352-5781
Mideum
Water garden (now dried up)
\200

Suizen-ji Jyojyu-en 水前寺成趣園
☆☆☆☆
熊本市水前寺公園8-1
32.790788, 130.734981
096-383-0074
Hosokawa Tadatoshi and Hosokawa Tsunatosi
細川忠利 細川綱利
Large
Daimyo garden
Edo period
\400

Miyazaki-ken

Myokoku-ji 妙国寺
☆☆☆
日向市細島373
32.425716, 131.665045
0982-52-2486
Small
Water garden
Edo period
Gratuity

Hokedake Park 法華嶽公園
☆☆☆
東諸県郡国富町大字深年4050
32.043789, 131.250874
0985-78-1943
Medium
Dry ladscape garden
Contemporary
Free

Hyuga Keishu-en 日向景修園
☆☆☆
宮崎市大字熊野1443-12
31.822994, 131.448289
0985-58-6543
Ogata Shigejiro 緒方繁次郎
Large
Water garden
Contemporary
Free

Kyu-Ito DenemonResidence 旧伊藤伝佐衛門邸
☆☆
日南市飫肥4-4
31.628526, 131.354615
0987-25-4533 (Preservation Society of the Obi Castle Town)
Small
Dry landscape garden garden
Edo period
Free

Yoshou-kan 豫章館
☆☆
日南市飫肥9-1-1
31.627161, 131.351221
096-383-0074
Medium
Dry landscape garden garden
Edo period
\200

Kyu-Hon-ji 旧報恩寺
☆☆
日南市楠原1-1
31.624495, 131.346698
0987-25-4533 (Preservation Society of the Obi Castle Town)
Small
Water garden
Edo period
Gratuity

Katsume-shiResidence 勝目氏邸
☆☆☆
日南市飫肥6-7-10
31.624513, 131.354826
0987-25-4533 (Preservation Society of the Obi Castle Town)
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Free

Kagoshima-ken

Kyu-Tanaka-ke Bettei 旧田中家別邸
☆☆
霧島市福山町福山2926
31.677483, 130.815764
Tanaka Syozo 田中省三
Medium
Water garden
Taisho period
Free

Sengan-en 仙巌園
☆☆☆☆
鹿児島市吉野町9700-1
31.618029, 130.578485
099-247-1551
Shimizu Mitsuhisa 島津光久
Large
Daimyo garden
Edo period
\1000

Kyu-Shimazu-shi Tamazato-Tei 旧島津氏玉里邸
☆☆☆
鹿児島市玉里町27-20
31.612143, 130.538547
099-222-2627
Shimazu Narioki 島津斉興
Medium
Water garden
Edo period
Free

Amamizu-shiResidence 天水氏邸
☆☆
志布志市志布志町帖5296
31.484910, 131.106879
099-472-2224 (Shibushi tourism association)
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Free

Hirayama-shiResidence 平山氏邸
☆☆☆
志布志市志布志町帖6390
31.481762, 131.106889
099-472-2224 (Shibushi tourism association)
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Free

Shibushi Buke Gardens 志布志武家庭園群
☆☆
志布志市志布志町帖6413
31.482362, 131.108498
099-472-2224 (Shibushi tourism association)
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
\200
Ata-shi Residence, Shimizu-shi Residence, Fukuyama-shiResidence, and Torihama-shi Residence.
Need to ask Shibushi tourism association for a guide to visit thegardens

Mori Shigemitsu-shiResidence 森重堅氏邸
☆☆☆
南九州市知覧町郡6354
31.379458, 130.448331
0993-58-7878 (Preservation Society of the Chiran Buke Housing)Small
Water garden
Edo period
Joint ticket for the Chiran Buke Gardens by \500

Sata Naotada-shiResidence 佐多直忠氏邸
☆☆☆
南九州市知覧町郡6109
31.378666, 130.445987
0993-58-7878 (Preservation Society of the Chiran Buke Housing)Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Joint ticket for the Chiran Buke Gardens by \500

Sata Tamiko-shiResidence 佐多民子氏邸
☆☆☆
南九州市知覧町郡6110
31.378393, 130.445354
0993-58-7878 (Preservation Society of the Chiran Buke Housing)Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Joint ticket for the Chiran Buke Gardens by \500

Sata Mifune-shiResidence 佐多美舟氏邸
☆☆☆
南九州市知覧町郡6289
31.378927, 130.445260
0993-58-7878 (Preservation Society of the Chiran Buke Housing)Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Joint ticket for the Chiran Buke Gardens by \500

Hirayama Ryoichi-shiResidence 平山亮一氏邸
☆☆☆
南九州市知覧町郡6163
31.377449, 130.443694
0993-58-7878 (Preservation Society of the Chiran Buke Housing)Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Joint ticket for the Chiran Buke Gardens by \500

Hirayama Katsumi-shiResidence 平山克己氏邸
☆☆☆
南九州市知覧町郡6190
31.377174, 130.443061
0993-58-7878 (Preservation Society of the Chiran Buke Housing)Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Joint ticket for the Chiran Buke Gardens by \500

Saigo Keiichiro-shiResidence 西郷恵一郎氏邸
☆☆☆
南九州市知覧町郡6198
31.377454, 130.442692
0993-58-7878 (Preservation Society of the Chiran Buke Housing)
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Joint ticket for the Chiran Buke Gardens by \500

Okinawa-ken

Southeast Botanical Gardens 東南植物楽園
☆☆☆
沖縄市字知花2146
26.375404, 127.806842
098-939-2555
Large
Tropical garden
Showa period
\1500
New

Aeon Mall Okinawa Rycom イオンモール沖縄ライカム
中頭郡北中城村
26.314661, 127.797601
098-930-0425
Ishihara Kazuyuki 石原和幸
Medium
Tropical garden
Heisei period
Free
New

Iedunchi Teien 伊江殿内庭園
那覇市首里当蔵2丁目
26.219965,127.721356
Small
Water garden (now dried up)
Edo period
Free
Under construction when I visited
New

Ryutan 龍潭
☆☆
那覇市首里真和志町1丁目
26.219678, 127.717625
Large
Water garden
Muromachi period
Free
New

Misatundun-ato Teien 美里御殿跡庭園
☆☆☆
那覇市首里当蔵町2-13
26.219588, 127.719447
098-884-0035
Small
Tropical garden
Edo period
Inside of Ashibiunaa restaurant
New

Enkaku-ji-ato 円覚寺跡
☆☆
那覇市首里当蔵町2-1
26.218438, 127.719286
Small
Water garden
Muromachi period
Free
New

Shuri-jyo Shoin 首里城書院
☆☆☆
那覇市首里金城町1-2
26.216435, 127.719181
098-886-2020
Small
Dry landscape garden
Muromachi period
\820
New

Shikina-en 識名園
☆☆☆
那覇市真地421-7
26.204986, 127.714814
098-855-5936
Large
Water garden
Edo period
\400
New

Fukushu-en 福州園
☆☆☆
那覇市久米2-29
26.218130, 127.675832
098-951-3239
Large
Chinese garden
Heisei period
\200
New

Saihano-utaki 斎場御嶽
☆☆☆
南城市知念字久手堅270-1
26.172219, 127.826440
098-949-1899
Large
Iwakura
Muromachi period
\300
New

Hana-Sango 花さんご
南城市玉城屋嘉部142
26.148750, 127.769823
098-948-2311
Ishihara Kazuyuki 石原和幸
Mideum
Tropical garden
Heisei period
Restaurant
New

Nakamoto-ke Teien 仲本家庭園
☆☆
石垣市字石垣285
24.343583, 124.155338
0980-82-2142
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Free
There is Ishigaki-shi teien nearby, it was closed when I visited
New

Miyara-dunchi Teien 宮良殿内庭園
☆☆☆☆
石垣市字大川178
24.341161, 124.159688
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
\200
New

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