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Address: 9700-1 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima 892-0871 , Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 99-247-1551
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Description: This vast, ancient Japanese-style garden, which overlooks Sakurajima and...
This vast, ancient Japanese-style garden, which overlooks Sakurajima and Kinko Bay, was once owned by the ruling family of Kagoshima.
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One of the best gardens of Japan

Perhaps the best garden I saw in all Japan. Take the hike up the mountain to the waterfall viewing platform if you can. It is a joy to walk in the indigenous forrest. The view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Perhaps the best garden I saw in all Japan. Take the hike up the mountain to the waterfall viewing platform if you can. It is a joy to walk in the indigenous forrest. The view from the top is also great. There is a great little eatery inside. Also a more formal restaurant, which I didn't try.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Water, rocks and trees are the components of any Japanese garden and these are very nice. With cherry blossoms on the way there, and rhododendron just starting to bloom, it added some color. Over looks the sakurajima volcano.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Well-maintained landscape and gardens make strolling within the large compound very relaxing. There is a path to top of the hill which presents magnificent view of the city. A guided tour will include cultural and green tea experiences.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Sengan-en is a beautiful garden. It is a relaxing stroll through the different gardens contained within the grounds. We were rushed because dusk was approaching. If you want to relax, set aside an hour or more to wander the garden. Nearby are several other attractions. The city bus stops at the gate and is a cheap and convenient way to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice garden with good view of sakurajima. Only problem was that the waterfall here is not worth the climb of steps as it's a super small waterfall that could not be seen on my camera.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A quite place where you can take a break from your busy travel schedule, drinking tea or coffee, looking around glass art work, munching Japanese mochi. But the best is the view of Sakurajima, which was the purpose of building this garden in the first place. Fantastic view of the volcanic mountain!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Shimazu were not favorites of the Tokugawa Shogunate, but they were far enough away to act reasonably independently. So in this garden, with its beautiful borrowed landscapes of Sakurajima (now you need to stand in the right place so as to avoid seeing the highway and railway too) you'll see a multiplicity of gardens of various styles as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Me and wife visited the garden it was amazing we could see sakurajima mt . The garden is s real Jp style

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This quite simple one of the best Japanese gardens to visit in Japan. As its in Kagoshima, its relatively unknown and so delightfully, if you are lucky, can almost have it to yourself on the right day. What makes it so good? What do you want in Japanese garden? Senganen has almost anything that you wish. The Garden: The garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Absolutely fantastic relaxing environment, not busy, very peaceful and tranquil, you can spend hours in there walking around at your own pace or go through quickly. The attention to detail is terrific.

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