A modern strolling-style Japanese garden where visitors can enjoy scenic landscapes for each season
Suikei-en is a Japanese garden that was created as the cultural hub of Keihanna Science City. This garden’s characteristic feature is that visitors can enjoy walking around as they enjoy spaces that join nature with manmade design from various distances and angles. The garden includes the dynamic Rock Cluster and several cascades. In addition to the seasonal scenery, visitors can enjoy feeding carp in the pond. It is thus a garden designed for the public that people of all ages can enjoy.
Kangetsukyo Bridge is a latticed bridge that stands over 10 meters above the water (123 meters long and 4 meters wide). Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the garden from the bridge.
Visitors can enjoy a beautiful landscape with elegantly arranged maple trees and scattered cascades. In autumn, crimson maple leaves and the sound of cascades create a scene of subtle and profound beauty.
A water landscape created by connecting Nagatani Pond and the lower pond with tiered water basins resembling a terraced paddy field. Stepping stones allow visitors to walk across the water.
The Rock Cluster is a magnificent space composed of about 500 gigantic granite stones quarried in Inushima, Okayama Prefecture. Their height ranges from 6-7 meters and their weight generally ranges from 20-40 tons (some are as heavy as 70 tons!).
Satotanada (Village Rice Terrace)
The “satotanada” village rice field terrace is a scene showing how the Japanese people led life by accepting the blessings of nature. The paddy fields demonstrate the beauty of Japan’s original landscape.
Kangetsuro Hall is a facility for promoting exchange located at the center of Suikei-en. The hall includes a rest area, cafe space, an observation deck, a meeting room, the Tsuki-no-Niwa（Moon Garden) Gallery, and the Saganaka Cotton Textile Museum.
A small arbor with a thatched roof stands surrounded by bamboo trees. Please enjoy the Japanese atmosphere of this space. In spring, the blooming flowers on the weeping plum trees are also a delight.