Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, Minamikyushu

(3.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Wander around Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, a picturesque manicured environment preserved for over 250 years. Explore what lies behind high, hedge-topped walls, a hidden world steeped in history, unblemished by modern day scenes. Made up of seven gardens, each was designed by gardeners brought in specially from Kyoto in the 17th century, with the intention of the garden being viewed from the houses above. Sadly, this cannot be done, as the houses are still occupied, but you still have the freedom to explore each of the seven individual gardens in your own time, viewing intricately pruned trees and shrubs, and the ancient defensive walls. To visit Chiran Samurai Residence Garden and other attractions in Minamikyushu, use our Minamikyushu tour planner.
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  • Beside the Castle bridge located near the Samurai residence from Kagoshima airport, and offers free parking. Landmark is a giant Soba (fukiage Hermitage Soba village). On the way back, so near the entrance stopped cars beside the City Hall. (¥ 200 per hour) without a pole, the sky is wide. So many of the Samurai is not the House to garden, and there. Is there atmosphere is still living in atmosphere is perfect for a leisurely stroll away is about 700 meters, and.
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  • Mansion has lined up left and right across the street. Turn on the courtyard from the gates of the mansion, but not allowed in the room. House depending on the location. Was beautiful, but I felt disappointed.
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  • I liked the samurai resident gardens. However, from personal point of view these are nice if I could have one for myself but for sightseeing it is not a must go. Only visit if you have extra time. How...  more »