Sengan-en Garden, Kagoshima

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#1 of 62 in Historic Sites in Kagoshima Prefecture
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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  • August 13, 2017
    Sakurajima is visible from the main building. It is very clean. Park is also the place of the fan first, but walk in hot summer.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Due to early March to Japan, also didn't see 櫻 flowers all the way. 櫻 Xian yan, in the Park's popular flower tree, is open. Unlined garment behind the Sakurajima volcano, Zambia 盡 顯 Japanese garden, Qi.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Trip to the ER Jiuzhou Deer Island City in Japan, one individual going to view point, is this look no further. This Environment 優 beauty here, photo class, love taking pictures of people, this can surely be complete enough to you here.
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