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Sengan-en Entrance Ticket
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Sengan-en Entrance Ticket
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Sengan-en is a traditional Japanese garden and stately home that has been passed down in the Shimadzu family for over 350 years. The garden boasts spectacular views of active volcano Sakurajima, and the house provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of...more
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9700-1 Yoshino-cho | Sengan-en, Kagoshima 892-0871, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-247-1551
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The house makes you feel like you’re back in time. Kimono dressed ladies greeting you, Japanese gardens with statues and shrines. Gift shops, restaurants and food shops. A wonderful view of Mt Sukurajima across the harbor. Must see. An easy bus ride from the port...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank leonlafreniere
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These gardens, on a hillside were beautiful with well kept lawns and many flowers and trees. There was also a house to visit and great views of the volcano. There were also shops and rest rooms and a restaurant. The stone lanterns were impressive

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 472marianneh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really beautiful Japanese Garden. The volcano and bay serve as the backdrop. There are several old buildings used as restaurants and gift shops but they are not intrusive. You have many different paths to take and can easily get away from the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DotsGirl2
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit far from downtown bit worth the trip. Bus can be very busy depending if a cruise ship is in port.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Christo60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bit pricey at 1300 yen. But it's nice. Good photo ops. Beautiful gardens and shrines and vistas. Allow at least 2 hours to get the full appreciation of the place. 3 might be better for those seeking meditative solace, reconnecting with nature, or...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019

Well worth the visit, easy to get to, easy to get around. Close to other parks worth seeing. They had food and shops inside and great museums as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John L
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Sengan-en is a little out of town but easy to get to by bus. It's well worth the trip. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. There are various pockets of the garden to discover. Sakura-jima is constantly in view and provides an awe-inspiring backdrop....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Flipod
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

This beautiful garden used to be the resident of the Shimadzu family . Love the beautiful Japanese landscape with the view of Sakurajima right in front of the front yard. The house is huge with many rooms with maze- like corridors. The middle is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jesslyn2102
Reviewed January 15, 2019

this is a really great historic home to visit, with minimal visitors and of course, boasting the best views of the amazing volcano. We couldn't work out the buses so just took a cab, which was cheap anyway. The gardens are beautiful too, i'd say...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank geeveesidonee
Reviewed January 12, 2019

A very lovely garden and very interesting shops too. Strange, unique flower protectors around the peonies. Parking costs 300 yen.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sharon Z
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Tanja S | Reviewed this property |
HI there, sorry for my late reply. It's about 30+ min from cruise terminal, if I remember well.