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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you only have time to visit either Sengan-en or Sakurajima, I would recommend visiting Sengan-en. It has a nice cozy collection of gardens, eateries, houses and shops. Walking paths are easy. Accessible from Kagoshima Chuo Station, through the Kagoshima city view bus. There is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another must see tourist attraction in Kagoshima. This place can easily reached by bus. Would recommend slowly walk through the garden to enjoy scenery. Also, there is a museum next to this garden. One can buy a package ticket for two attractions.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rad0802
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving down from Kumamoto, I chose Sengan-en to view Sakurajima, rather than go to the observatory or the prefectural building and I am glad I did. The gardens were constructed in the 1650's by the Shimazu family, which ruled the area for a considerable time....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One can readily understand why the site was originally chosen as it is beautiful. But do not come expecting the exquisitely manicured variety of Japanese gardens

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DavidG897
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sengan-en Garden, a World Heritage Site, was absolutely beautiful and, as there were few people around in the morning, we could wander around and really enjoy the gardens. The variety of shades of green was stunning but there was little in the way of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2019

check our their beautiful website; you will be mesmerized. This is an extremely well preserved historic site with excellent restaurants, shops and preserved buildings. One can easily see how the ruling lord of the area could enjoy the daily view of Sakurajima. It is worth...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019 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 April 17, 2019 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 April 11, 2019 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 April 8, 2019

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
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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.