The modern strolling style Japanese garden where visitors can enjoy scenic seasonal landscapes
Suikei-en is a Japanese garden created as the cultural hub in Keihanna Science City. The characteristic of this garden is that visitors can enjoy the harmonious scenic landscapes of nature and manmade design from various distances and angles while walking around the garden. The garden includes the dynamic Rock Cluster and numerous cascades. In addition to enjoying the seasonal sceneries, visitors can feed carp in the pond. The garden therefore attracts a wide range of visitors from children to adults.
Kangetsukyo Bridge is a latticed bridge that is over 10 meters height from the water (123 meters long and 4 meters wide). Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the garden from the bridge.
Visitors can enjoy the beautiful landscape with elegantly arranged maple trees and scattered cascades. In autumn, crimson maple leaves and the sound of cascades create the subtle and profound beauty.
A water landscape is created by connecting Nagatani Pond and the lower pond with basins resembling a rice terrace. Steppingstones allow visitors to walk across the water.
Rock Cluster is a magnificent space composed of about 500 gigantic granite stones quarried in Inushima, Okayama Prefecture. The height ranges from 6 to 7 meters and the weight from 20 to 40 tons (maximum 70 tons).
Satotanada (Village Rice Terrace)
Satotanada (Village Rice Terrace) is one of the typical landscapes of Japanese life style which has been blessed with nature. The rice fields show the beauty of Japanese original landscape.
Kangetsuro Hall is a facility for interaction located at the center of Suikei-en (Japanese Garden). It includes a rest area, cafe space, an observation deck, a meeting room, Tsuki-no-Niwa Gallery, and Saganaka Momen Traditional Museum.
A small arbor with a thatched roof stands surrounded by bamboo trees. Please enjoy its Japanese atmosphere. In spring, blooming flowers of weeping plum trees are also attractive.