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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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what a place

brilliant the gardens are immaculate very informative and extremely quite with views of the bay the history of kagashima is fasinating

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

brilliant the gardens are immaculate very informative and extremely quite with views of the bay the history of kagashima is fasinating

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This history filled garden is a must while in Kagoshima! We payed 1600¥/adult for an enterance ticket to the Sengan-en / Isotei-en , Shuseikan and Shimadzu family house tour (Japanese)+ green tea set. My 8 year old had a stamp rally with an easy questionnaire at the end…got a clear fille as a reward. We enjoy this garden every time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We only had half a day in Kagoshima so had to prioritise what was most important to us and we chose to go to Senganen gardens. The garden was extensive but we only managed around a small part of it before we had to turn back to get the bus to the sea port. There are cafes, restaurants and a... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The views are excellent, and the garden itself is wonderful- Japanese and Western all at once. However, there are too many shops, restaurants and other attractions inside it that take away from the feeling of the place.

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Rimini
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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Address: 9700-1 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima 892-0871, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 99-247-1551
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Kagoshima Prefecture  >  Kagoshima

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