Sengan-en

at 9700-1 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima-shi, 892-0871 Japan

Sengan-en is a traditional Japanese garden and stately home that has been passed down in the Shimadzu family for over 350 years.


Sengan-en
9700-1 Yoshino-cho
Kagoshima-shi , Kagoshima 892-0871
Japan
Contact Phone
P: 0992471551
Website
http://www.senganen.jp/en

Description

Sengan-en is a traditional Japanese garden and stately home that has been passed down in the Shimadzu family for over 350 years. The garden boasts spectacular views of active volcano Sakurajima, and the house provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of a powerful feudal lord. Sengan-en and the surrounding area was fundamentally important in the modernization of Japan. It was here that Western industrial technology was introduced to Japan, studied and used in the creation of modern factories. Shoko Shuseikan is a museum set in a 150 year old stone building originally used as a machine factory. Learn about the 700 year history and culture of the Shimadzu family, and the first steps towards the industrialization of Japan. In July, 2015 Sengan-en and Shoko Shuseikan were recognized as World Cultural Heritage Sites related to Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 08:30- 17:30
  • Tuesdays: 08:30- 17:30
  • Wednesdays: 08:30- 17:30
  • Thursdays: 08:30- 17:30
  • Fridays: 08:30- 17:30
  • Saturdays: 08:30- 17:30
  • Sundays: 08:30- 17:30

Specialities

Price category
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