Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, Minamikyushu
(3.4/5 based on 200+ 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.
Create a full Minamikyushu itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Minamikyushu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kagoshima Prefecture by other users

60 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Amami-oshima BY A USER FROM JAPAN December, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Amami BY A USER FROM JAPAN December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 43 days in Asia BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 43 days in Asia BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Kagoshima Prefecture BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Japan BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Amami-oshima BY A USER FROM JAPAN January, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Place called old samurai district. We walked here from Chiran peace museum. Although it doesn't seem so, you need to buy a ticket to visit. Basically just few old houses and gardens. Explanations are ...  more »
  • I walked down 30 minutes to reach this place from Chiran Peace Museum as there are not so many bus connection. You should not walk up from this place to the museum. It is slightly difficult to find ti...  more »
  • During the week of March I visited 10:30. At this time there were surprising and tour groups. Chinese organizations also. So parked in the car park in front of the City Hall enters from the southwest side. Fee is 500 yen. Where should I pay? And you think, Grandma ran from the shop on the other side of the road and paid the money. I pay over there!. Walk through the middle of the Samurai residence group. Lined on both sides with House has tall hedges admirable stone wall and on the other, it is neatly lined the road is nice and clean. There are places along the way in the seven or so old Samurai residences and gardens. Followed by the garden at first rather looks like so tired now. Since scoured everything with the intention of orienteering is very Japan garden hot guys it is not wobbling-~-I... in it. Unlike anything imagined Samurai, is feeling a little old House. You can drink chiran tea free of charge and free shelter on the grounds of turtle Castle before the end of the road. Chiran tea drunk here, mentioned for the first time to Japan three major tea that I knew.
    View original