House Closed Tuesday, December 28th
The house will be closed to the public on Tuesday, December 28th for maintenance. The gardens and all other areas will be open as normal. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused.

New Year's Falconry

Experience one of the pastimes of the samurai firsthand at Sengan-en

For samurai falconry was not only a pastime suitable for the warrior classes, it was also considered a rite to bring good luck.

An expert falconer will show traditional Japanese falconry in the gardens for the first time since being opened to the public. Make sure not to miss out on this opportunity to see a lesser seen aspect of samurai culture performed at the house and gardens of the Shimadzu family.

New Year's Falconry
Thursday, January 3rd 2019

Performances from 11:00-11:20 and 14:00-14:20
The lower garden in front of the house