Take a relaxing stroll through Sengan-en, 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 and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kagoshima attractions using our Kagoshima trip itinerary planning app .
Tours To Sengan-en
Skip the Line: Sengan-en Admission Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $9
Duration: 1 to 5 hours
Shimadzu Clan Samurai Warrior Experience in Kagoshima BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $85
Duration: 45 minutes
Kagoshima Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $136
Duration: 4 hours
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... more »
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. more »
One of the best days out on our holiday. Immersed in unfamiliar and fascinating culture, flora and fauna - 4 hours passed yet didn't seem to fly by. A must if your nearby.
Can get a very nice view of Sakurajima. Please be wary that in case of eruption, dust and sulphur can fall over till here (the park) sometimes, so please carry an umbrella. The park is very beautiful, with informative interior tours of the residence at this garden.
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