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Sengan-en Garden, Kagoshima

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Historic Site Landmark
Take a relaxing stroll through Sengan-en Garden, 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. For Sengan-en Garden and beyond, use our Kagoshima trip builder to get the most from your Kagoshima vacation.
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  • It's a big garden facing a beautiful mountain across the sea. The only setback for our visit was that we were just few days earlier before the sakura were fully bloom. However I could envision the bea...  more »
  • It was our 8th day of our trip to Kagoshima after several days in more rural spots and volcanos before we have reached the city. By this time, we feel that we have seen all the nature, so the entrance...  more »
  • Nothing very special but u can view the Sakurajima Mountains here. Not as expected as seen in the tourists leaflet. Not bad to pay a visit if u have time.  more »

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High-rise hotels in Kagoshima offer views of the volcano across the bay, with sights of the quietly erupting giant high on the list of most visiting guests. The city center offers a variety of accommodations, scattered from the main train station down to the waterfront. Some side-street guesthouses provide budget-friendly rooms in this district, while boutique hotels offer their take on traditional Japanese hospitality, with themed rooms and local cuisine gracing their menus.
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