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Fukuoka Kawaii Trip ♥ - Rakusuien (楽水園) -

    "Rakusuien," an oasis hidden in the middle of the city

    Located amidst all the buildings and offices around Hakata, visitors to "Rakusuien" can enjoy a traditional "Chisen-kaiyu-shiki (池泉回遊式)" garden that features a beautiful pond, which you can stroll around, and completely forget about the hustle and bustle of the outside world. The strong, durable, stylized walls are known as "Hakata-bei (博多塀)" and have been constructed using reclaimed burnt rocks and roof tiles that are said to have been made by Hideyoshi Toyotomi.

    Another unique aspect of "Rakusuien" is the "Suikinkutsu" (a type of Japanese garden ornament and music device). If you pay attention you can enjoy the gentle sound of droplets reverberating from this water feature.

    The gorgeous kimonos that the Kawaii Ambassadors are wearing in these photos are from "Mayu no Kai," a kimono rental service that many of international visitors to "Rakusuien" use. This wonderful Japanese-style garden was the perfect place for the Kawaii Ambassadors to relax and spend a quiet afternoon.

    ■ Fukuoka Kawaii Trip ♥ Photo Gallery - Rakusuien (楽水園) -

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    Mayu no Kai (まゆの会)

    Address: 4th Floor Tenjin Shigematsu Building, 3-4-8 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi
    Telephone number:092-735-1758

    Rakusuien (楽水園)

    Address: 2-10-7 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi
    Opening hours: 9:00 - 17:00
    Telephone number:092-262-6665



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