Senganen is a lovely Japanese garden along the coast of Kinko Bay. The Shimadzu family built the garden and completed it in 1658.
The garden is huge, about 50,000 sq metres, and has beautiful trees, waterfalls, streams, pavilions, shops, a shrine for cats (Nekogami Jinja), and a great view of Sakarajima.
I took 90 minutes to walk around the garden and look at the interesting items in the shops.
Two spots in the garden stood out for me - it was very inspiring looking up at the three huge Chinese characters (Senjingan) carved in the hillside and looking at Mt. Sakarajima spewing ash cloud across the bay.
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