Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, Minamikyushu

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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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  • August 13, 2017
    Lined with Samurai. Caution is required because the gardens are not open. Round from the entrance gate, but in the shops, buy a ticket.
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  • July 20, 2017
    Monderman found in tourist brochures and a cedar hedge I want to tour, but considered lower class samurai of the Shimazu clan residences and bukeyashiki kakunodate in Akita, the satake clan and quite open. As a tourist destination, local, which you are deemed the chiran tea and knowledge see IMO, collaboration would be like.
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  • July 20, 2017
    We love this place. The "garden" is in fact a collection of old houses where samurai lived here long time ago. We drove but we believe you can take a bus to come here from Ibusuki or Kagoshima. There ...  more »
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  • February 4, 2017
    “Noble Samurai Houses & Gardens” The samurais have a reputation of being calm and in a zen like state and it's no wonder with these beautiful gardens and houses they lived in they are so peaceful and so well groomed, from the moment you walk into these gardens there's and feeling of nostalgia and nobility, I wish that I could have a small replica garden like these (food for thought).
  • May 20, 2017
    Beautiful and serene. Unspoiled by busloads of tourist
  • May 17, 2017
    Must see in chiran

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