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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昔は磯庭園として鹿児島市が運営していたようですが、今は、島津家に管理が戻り、園内にレストランやお土産物屋さんが充実し、建物も新しいようで快適に過ごせます。 more »Used as a shore garden, Kagoshima City is is, now return to the Shimazu family management, improve restaurants and souvenir shop in the park buildings are like new and very helpful.
薩摩藩主島津家の別邸だそうだ。江戸時代初期に島津久光が築いたという。冬の晴れた日だったことも幸いして、錦江湾の青い海原とその向こうにそびえる桜島の雄姿を眺め、楽しむことができた。反射炉跡地、水力発電用ダム跡地など島津家の進取ぶりをしのぶこともできた。入園料は３００円。クレジットカード払いもできて、そばにある尚古集成館の見学料も含まれている。 more »Satsuma feudal Lord Shimazu family's House, it seems. Said that in the early Edo period built by Shimazu Hisamitsu. And Kinko Bay, blue ocean was a sunny winter day and fortunately was able to enjoy the views of the towering behind cherry island. Shinobu reverberatory furnace after the hydro power dam ruins, such as the Shimazu family enterprising Buri. Admission is 300 yen. Includes admission Pavilion is located, payment by credit card.
It's a nice walk in the garden and although it has a rich history, the toilets are very nice and new (that's important too right?). The kids didn't enjoy it so much here but they do have an activity for them where they can collect stamps at different locations (we asked the lady who gave us the activity sheet to point out on the map where the stamps were!) and then exchange it for a small souvenir.
Lovely and relaxing gardens to walk around, even in winter. There are excellent portrait spots within nature. Stop for lunch or a cup of tea. Souvenirs are available here.
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