Sengan-en

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."

Spot details

Address
Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yoshinochou 9700-1
Phone
0992471551
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
Mar.1st Sunday is Closed for the day for Kagoshima Marathon
Fees
[Admission fee (common to Shoko Shuseikan)]
[Adult] 1,000yen
[Elementary and Junior High School Students] 500yen
Parking Lot
Available(100spaces)
※1 day300yen
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, etc.)
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Available
English Menu
Available
Note
Temporary suspension:Closed until July 9, 2020 (Information as of May 29, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (some places are impassable)
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • A Must Visit Location!
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.03.23
    We’ve seen many homes and gardens in Japan and Senganen was one of the most impressive. The house is not just historic it is gorgeous. The staff are helpful (some English spoken) and clearly proud to...
  • Beautiful gardens
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.02.28
    Huge garden with the residence houses facing the volcano in Sakurajima. Enjoyed the walk round the gardens n the great view of the volcano. There are also some shops selling souvenirs as well as some...
  • BEAUTIFUL GARDENS
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.01.11
    It is a park that consists of various gardens. You will enter through the commercial part however the further you go you will go along paths that will take you on a magical adventure, landscapes...

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