Sengan-en Garden in Kagoshima Prefecture

Sengan-en Garden Guide

Sengan-en Garden is a beautiful and historic garden located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The garden is situated at approximately 31.5859° N, 130.5456° E.


Sengan-en Garden was originally built in 1658 by the Shimazu clan, one of the most powerful clans in Japan at the time. The garden was created as a place for the clan to enjoy nature and escape from the pressures of politics and war. Over the centuries, the garden has been passed down through the Shimazu family and has undergone several renovations and expansions.


Sengan-en Garden is known for its stunning views of Sakurajima, an active volcano located across the bay. The garden also features a traditional Japanese house, a bamboo grove, a pond, and a tea house. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing stroll through the garden, take a guided tour of the house, or participate in a tea ceremony.


Sengan-en Garden hosts several events throughout the year, including cherry blossom viewing in the spring, moon viewing in the fall, and a winter illumination display. The garden also offers workshops on traditional Japanese crafts, such as pottery and weaving.

Visiting Sengan-en Garden

Sengan-en Garden is open daily from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Admission is 1,000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children. The garden is easily accessible by train or bus from Kagoshima city. Visitors can also take a ferry across the bay to Sakurajima and enjoy a view of the garden from the water.