This tea house was built by Yatsushiro-ruling lord Matsui Naoyuki in 1688 specifically for his mother.
The name "Shohinken" comes from the fact that the hut originally stood on the sugi tree-covered beach looking over the Yatsushiro Sea.
It features flowers of all four seasons. The iris flowers blooming here in June every year are particularly well-known for their beauty, drawing many visitors from in and out of the prefecture.
It was designated as a Place of Scenic Beauty of Japan in 2002.
|Address||3-15 Kitanomarumachi, Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture|
|Fees||Adult ： 500 yen
A group of more than 30 people, 450 yen for 1 person
Elementary, Middle School student ： 250 yen
A group of more than 30 people, 225 yen for 1 person
|Times Available||9:00am-5:00pm (admission until 4:30 p.m.)|
|Closed||Monday(the following day if it is a national holiday)|
|Access||By car: about 15 minutes via Yatsushiro Airport from Kyushu Expressway Yatsushiro IC. Parking available.
By JR train: about 15 minutes from JR Yatsushiro Station by bus to Fukushi Center bus stop. 5 minute-walk from there.
|Period / Best Time to See||All-Year|