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Sengan-en名勝 仙巌園(2020/7/9まで休業中)

Garden

"This residence and Sengan-en Garden of the Shimazu Clan was built in 1658, by Shimazu Mitsuhisa, the 19th head of the clan. It was well-loved by Shimazu Nariakira, the 28th head of the clan, and visitors to this beautiful garden where Atsu-hime and Saigo Takamori also visited can enjoy the same magnificent views of Kinko Bay and Mt. Sakurajima as they enjoyed. The garden is approximately five hectares in size, with different flowers blooming with the changing of the seasons and various festivities which take place conveying the traditions of the samurai to the present. There are also a wide range of restaurants and shops where visitors can enjoy Satsuma's local cuisine while sightseeing. The entire garden was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site and named a ""Site of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution"" in 2015 and was also a filming location of the 2018 drama series, Segodon."

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Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yoshinochou 9700-1 (Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea)

phone 0992471551
place

8:30-17:30

Review of Sengan-en

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/26 Gorgeous house and gardens
Don’t miss Sengan-en if you are in the area. The gardens are stunning with beautiful views of the sea and volcano. The house has explanations in English and one can easily imagine the lives of the...
Reviewed:2019/12/11 Very good place to visit
I visited Sengn-en in early December 2019. It was old buildings of Japanes style with good landscape environment. It provided a good location to view Sakurajima.
Reviewed:2019/12/03 Beautiful insight to Japanese culture and history
The whole complex is lovely, but the house is the highlight! So beautifully preserved, authentic cedar house. It gives a great insight into Japanese history and culture.

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Details

Address
Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yoshinochou 9700-1 [ map ]
Area
Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea
Phone
0992471551
Hours
8:30-17:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee (common to Shoko Bldg)] Adults1,000yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students500yen
Parking Lot
Available(100spaces, 1 day300yen)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, etc.)
Wi-Fi
Available
English Menu
Available
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (some places are closed)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture's most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinksーshochu.

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