Sengan-en Garden, Kagoshima

Take a relaxing stroll through Sengan-en Garden, a scenic Japanese-style garden that forms part of a World Heritage Site. Built in 1658 as a private residence for the Shimazu Clan, the gardens are renowned for offering postcard-like views of the majestic Mt. Sakurajima in the background. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere as you roam the luscious landscape, sprinkled with ponds, picturesque stone bridges, bamboo groves, and an array of seasonal trees and plants. For an additional fee, you can take a short tour of the Iso villa, reconstructed in the 19th century. Plan to visit Sengan-en Garden and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kagoshima attractions using our Kagoshima trip itinerary planning app .
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  • This place was ok.... some real nice garden bits, not amazing, it was expensive though I thought. I got yelled at to use the ticket machine despite there being people to sell tickets to us. Lots of ex...  more »
  • Where you can see a wonderful view of Sakurajima. .. New year's day is by visiting the events in progress. The weather is a wonderful view of the show remains to be seen.
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  • Most beautiful garden I have seen so far. Takes abt an hour or more to really enjoy the garden. Would love to go there again someday. Must see place when visiting Kagoshima.
  • Absolutely stunning gardens and house. The industrial remains are interesting too and the shrines are an oasis of calm. Don't miss this treat
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