Sengan-en Garden, Kagoshima

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. Plan to visit Sengan-en Garden and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kagoshima attractions using our Kagoshima trip itinerary planning app .
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  • I think it's good thinking time allocation is shared with senior Pavilion entrance fee as most outstanding exhibitions in the main building and around. Reverberatory furnace trail non-world heritage site has lots of attractions.
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  • I went 11 months had the Chrysanthemum Festival. If it comes here, eating both bar rice cake (dziyannbomochi). Ryo is rusty danger I was in. And 2 types of miso and soy sauce Mitarashi, thin, but since then she's toungue.
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  • We loved this garden with its lovely stone bridges, waterfalls, temples and twists and turns. It was a gorgeous sunny day when we went which made it just perfect. Well worth a visit.  more »

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