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Senganen Garden

Address: 9700-1 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima 892-0871 , Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 99-247-1551
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Ranked #2 of 59 Attractions in Kagoshima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This vast, ancient Japanese-style garden, which overlooks Sakurajima and Kinko Bay, was once owned...
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Type: Religious Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Perth, Australia
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

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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Bundoora, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I could know the extraordinary history of shimadzu family by visiting the place. A guided tour to see inside of the villa was great. The villa is excellent of taste, and we are served green tea and wagashi. It was a great experience, and I want to visit the place again someday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Decided to get out of city tour view bus at this station as it was looking pretty interesting. Staff at the counter was extremally happy to help. Gardens.. they are just beautiful. Amazing place to have a walk around. Everything looks so nice and tidy around. There are some little restaurants and souvenir shops where you can try a sample... More 

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Tokyo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The grounds are nice but not spectacular, but I found the museum's explanations about the history of the Shimazu family and how instrumental they had been in introducing and developing Western technology in Japan during the Meiji Period very interesting. There are regular guided tours of the interior of the residence, but we did not partake. There is a nice... More 

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Kunitachi, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It is worth a visit.Satsuma clan annex are built along sea shore with japanese style garden,samurai houses and no matter what people say overviewing Mt.Sakurazima.adding a taste is having 'iambomochi',yammy. Furthermore is hitorical place for the first furnace io japan and so on.Kagoshima natives are proud of this garden

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Shimazu residence and its gardens are, as expected in Japan, kept simple and neat. Although the visit of the residence is in Japanese only, there is a leaflet in English and the guide will surely help you out. There's even a little surprise at the end. Special thanks to the gentleman welcoming guests at the entrance and all his... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This garden is very beautiful garden and also best place to see Sakurajima! I couldn't go to the short trail course, but they have the waterfall. I went to there by bus, Kagoshima has some around buses, "Kagoshima city view" and "Machimeguri bus" both are nice veiw! If you don't have much time to stay, I recommend this place!

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