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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
All reviews great view tea ceremony sweet potato main gate cut glass water features wander around avoid the crowds clear view restaurants and souvenir shops relaxing stroll guided tour sakurajima volcano take your time city view japanese style early spring
This is a must see location in Kagoshima, it is a heritage reservation, a really beautiful garden and house where the lord of the province used to live. It has a great view of Sakurajima, and a lot of feng shui settings in the garden....More
One of the major sites in Kagoshima, the garden is mapped out nicely with a nice order and the upkeep is very good. There is a glass museum/shop next door. Inside the garden, you have numerous opportunities for shopping all kinds of Japanese trinkets.
A group of us were traveling to Kagoshima on business and our local friends gave us a tour of local places. This old samurai 'palace' garden was beautiful and the displays were interesting. There were many English translations from which I learned several new facts...More
It was pouring down most of our visit here but well worth it the gardens were very well looked after. We watched a team of 3 workers slowly trim a tree a sprig at a time, in the rain. There are several features to the...More