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SENGANEN GARDEN

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SENGANEN GARDEN

The Senganen Garden, also known as Isoteien, was originally constructed in 1658 by the wealthy Shimazu Clan, a powerful family during the Edo Period (1603 – 1867). The Shimazu Clan ruled the Satsuma Province during this time, for almost 700 years until the feudal system was abolished in 1868. Near the centre of the garden is the Iso Residence which was originally built in 1658 along with the garden itself, however, due to damages and reconstruction over the years, the current iteration can be dated back to the 1880s. Once feudalism had been abolished in Japan, the Shimazu Clan moved into the Iso Residence and its rooms have been preserved as they were in the 1890s. To visit the residence you must attend a tour for an extra cost of 600 yen. Nearing the end of the Edo Period, the Shusei Industrial Complex was constructed on the Senganen Garden sites as an effort to produce iron for shipbuilding and cannons. Whereas most of these industrial constructions are no longer standing, you can still visit the foundations of furnaces and a few other surviving structures, which had been designated as World Heritage Sites in 2015 as part of the Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution. The garden itself is full of a variety of flowers and trees making it pleasant and colourful all year round. It additionally features ponds, shrines and a bamboo grove. All this is set against a backdrop featuring the famous Sakurajima volcano and Kagoshima Bay in the background.

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ADDRESS
〒892-0871 Kagoshima Prefecture, Kagoshima City, Yoshinocho
AREA
Kagoshima prefecture
Naka-satsuma : Kagoshima prefecture
GENRE

Enyoy the beauty of nature

History and heritage

Arts and culture

Seasonal events

ACCESS
Senganen Garden and the Ijinkan can be reached by the Kagoshima City View bus to Senganen-mae bus stop (190 yen per ride or 600 yen for a 1-day pass, departures every 30 minutes). The bus can be boarded at Kagoshima Chuo Station, the Shiroyama Observatory, Kagoshima Aquarium and other tourist spots.
INQUIRIES
Telephone Number:099-247-1551 
Sengan-en and Shoko Shuseikan
PARKING
Available
CLOSED
None
FEES
200 Yen entrance fee; additional 600 Yen fee for Iso Residence tour
HOURS OF OPERATION
08:30 - 17:30

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