Sengan-en, Kagoshima

Take a relaxing stroll through Sengan-en, a scenic Japanese-style garden that forms part of a World Heritage Site. Built in 1658 as a private residence for the Shimazu Clan, the gardens are renowned for offering postcard-like views of the majestic Mt. Sakurajima in the background. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere as you roam the luscious landscape, sprinkled with ponds, picturesque stone bridges, bamboo groves, and an array of seasonal trees and plants. For an additional fee, you can take a short tour of the Iso villa, reconstructed in the 19th century. Plan to visit Sengan-en and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kagoshima attractions using our Kagoshima trip itinerary planning app .
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  • Sakurajima looks beautiful when i want to go to Seniwaen after Saigo don was broadcast last year, and there are some places that were broadcast in Saigo don, and it was very mysterious. I want you to go to Kagoshima Seniwaen.
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  • It's lovely garden and house which is overwhelmingly beautiful. So well designed and maintained for few hundred years. The view of sakurajima is the best!!  more »
  • I am impressed that shimazu's hall has set up a building in a good place. At any rate, I can see Sakurajima beautifully. There is no more location.
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  • Lovely historic place with lots to see and learn. The old ancient home is well worth the visit too! The shops are fun to check out too as they feature all the old brands which were present during the olden days.
  • The staff was friendly and attentive. Good was tasty and reasonably priced. The view is just phenomenal. What a nice way to enjoy a meal after a few hours of your.
  • Nice scene. In the morning, Sakurajima was half visible because of the volcanic ash. A couple hours from then, the volcano was clearly seen from the master's study room. A rare experience protecting my digital camera from the volcanic ash by covering a towel on it. A small towel would be very useful when visiting this city.
  • Such a lovely garden that is well preserved with tons of information available in English. A must see on a sunny day. Don't be in a rush and take your time to stroll through out the garden
  • One of the very beautiful Japanese style gardens of Kagoshima. Well kept, artistic and with the amazing view of Sakurajima Island. The Sengan-en garden consists of many ponds, shrines and streams and the beautiful bamboo grove. Love the small hike along the hilly path. At the end of the journey, there is this shop selling tasty biscuits/cakes.
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