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$9.24 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Sengan-en Entrance Ticket

Sengan-en, built in 1658, was a residence of the Shimadzu clan, one of the most powerful samurai clans. It has a breathtaking garden that covers over 12 acres in downtown Kagoshima, Japan. Sengan-en and Shoko Shuseikan, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, is the only site in Japan that combines a beautiful Edo period garden with the modernization of the Meiji period and beyond.It is a unique experience and a must-visit on any trip to Kyushu.The house at Sengan-en lies at the center of the gardens and features a fascinating mix of Japanese, Chinese and Western influences, showcasing the truly international nature of the Shimadzu clan. Decorative, bat-shaped “kugi-kakushi,” or ornamental cover for a nail, adorn the hallways and hide the nails that join the beams and pillars together. Bats were a lucky symbol in China, due to the Chinese word for “bat” sounding similar to the word for “luck.” There are twelve kinds of these decorations around the house, showcasing the attention to detail that went into this magnificent residence.Walking through the corridors and spacious tatami rooms gives one a real sense of how a feudal lord would have lived. The chandeliers and western dinner service in the main reception room remind you of a time when Japan was just beginning to open itself to the rest of the world, and the house was visited by royalty such as Nicholas II of Russia, and Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, showing the power and influence of the Shimadzu clan.In the 1800's, Japan was the only Asian country that was able to replicate an industrial revolution, and here at Sengan-en and the Shoko Shuseikan Museum, you can learn about why exactly this was the case and what the Shimadzu clan had to do with it. The museum is housed in Japan’s oldest remaining former factory, built in 1865.

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ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Shiroyama Observatory, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, KyushuLocated at Shiroyama summit peak, it is a great viewing spot where you can watch Kagoshima City and Sakurajima .Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Yunohira Lookout, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, KyushuIt is the tallest place to climb in Sakurajima .Duration: 20 minutes

$212.41 Day Trips & Excursions


ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ibusuki Onsen, Ibusuki, Kagoshima Prefecture, KyushuFrench paintings from the 19th century and contemporary foreign painters' paintings, As well as paintings and Japanese paintings of local artists and Japanese writers,I am collecting and displaying the inks etc. On it.Duration: 50 minutes

$72.03 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Experience Kagoshima meat special dinner course!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productShiroyama ("Castle Mountain") is a 107-meter hill located in the center of Kagoshima city. Its name comes from the fact that it was once the site of a castle.The 2-kilometer promenade to the observatory is filled with more than 600 species of plants. Though located in an urban area, it is a treasure trove of nature populated by many birds and insects.The observatory located at the end of the promenade is a magnificent photo spot overlooking Mt. Sakurajima and Kinko Bay.Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Shiroyama Observatory, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, KyushuTerukuni jinja (照国神社) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Kagoshima in Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan.[1] This shrine is considered to be a dwelling place for the kami of Shimazu Nariakira,[2] whose posthumous name is Terukuni Daimyōjin (照国大明神).Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Terukuni Shrine, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu

$69.82 Day Trips & Excursions

Kagoshima Tram Night

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Kagoshima City Tram, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, KyushuKagoshima is one of the five cities in Japan which has trams running on the public road and it has been popular as a common local transportation for people in Kagoshima since 1912. The tram has amazing views of Kagoshima city winding through the streets within the compact city of Kagoshima. It’s convenient and comfortable!

$395.08 Outdoor Activities

Full Day Jomon Sugi Trekking Tour in Yakushima island

This is one of the most popular tours among tourists due to the fame and grandeur of the Jomon Sugi. However, getting to the Jomon Sugi is no easy feat due to its distance. First, you will walk on the old railroad that goes along the Anbo river. It’s a nice walk through this natural green tunnel, but the surroundings do not change dramatically for about 3 hours.Then, you will trek on the trail for around 2 hours. This part will be tough, but entertaining. You get to see the biggest tree stump! Not only will you see the tree stump, but you'll also get to step in and check how it is like to be inside the stump of other characteristic Yakusugi trees, and finally, the Jomon Sugi.After some time visiting the Jomon Sugi, you will return on the same route back. This tour will be approximately 10 to 11 hours. *Please note: This popular course gets very crowded on the weekends, Japanese holidays and during the summer (from late July to September), even though it’s in the middle of mountain.