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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  • 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 »
  • Came from Kagoshima airport rental car in ibusuki on the way in. Sweep the path between the stone walls and start walking from the parking is cleansed, flanked by fresh figure Samurai. Open the garden while still living. The House was put in. Garden is like a Samurai, Spartan appearance. See all garden is open at 500 yen. I feel that Kyoto cultural height. Worth a look is.
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  • I would think is some place to just go by public transport, so go to it. May be good to take it easy because it can see various Samurai paid just 500 yen and a beautiful garden. You can eat in one of the Samurai residence group home, and eat local food. The whereabouts and purpose to go for it because it is eaten while enjoying your garden. So when I went there I was cut short as soon as possible.
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