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.

Information for Travel Agents

Opening times

Entry times:

08:30–17:30
Open year-round

Parking information:

Buses 25 spaces ¥1,000 / day

Entrance fees

Groups of more than 20
¥900
/ Adults
¥450
/ Children
Groups of more than 100
¥850
/ Adults
¥400
/ Children

Entry to the house

Explore the house lived in by the Shimadzu family, and find out how a feudal lord lived at the end of the 19th century.

Entrance tickets can be purchased at the house or with entry to Sengan-en.

Opening times:

09:00–17:00 (last entry at 16:50)

Entrance fees:
¥300 / Adults
¥150 / Children
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Restaurants at Sengan-en
(Group reservations must be made in advance)

Shofuken

Enjoy a wide selection of Kagoshima delicacies in our spacious restaurant overlooking Kinko Bay and active volcano Sakurajima. The warm wooden interior provides a relaxing space to rest and enjoy the view of Sakurajima in the distance. From filling dishes to light lunch options and drinks, our menu has something for everyone.

Opening times

11:00–15:00

Number of seats

260

Approximate cost
(inc. tax)
Lunch from ¥1,620
Dinner from ¥5,400

Ohkatei

Enjoy the best of Kagoshima cuisine at our flagship restaurant Ohkatei. Using only the finest local ingredients, we have created a modern Japanese menu that expresses the best of the region and the culinary legacy of the Shimadzu family. A spectacular view of active volcano Sakurajima is the perfect accompaniment to the pinnacle of Kagoshima cuisine.

Opening times

11:00–16:00

Number of seats
Hall 50
Group Room 48
Private Dining 18
Approximate cost
(inc. tax)
Lunch from ¥3,240
Dinner from ¥10,800
Private Dining
Reservations
Afternoon from ¥5,400
Evening from ¥10,800

Hime-no-ma

Enjoy the finest Kagoshima cuisine served on Shimadzu family tableware, including Satsuma Kiriko cut glass, in a private space not normally open to the public. Hime-no-ma was the part of the house where the princesses of the Shimadzu family lived, and this course gives exclusive access to this historic area, giving guests a unique experience in a traditional Japanese space.

Number of seats

20–40 (afternoon)

10–30 (evening)

Approximate cost
(inc. tax)
Lunch from ¥5,400
Dinner from ¥16,200

Shopping

Sengan-en Brand Shop

The Sengan-en Brand Shop introduces the pinnacle of Satsuma craftsmanship. Stunning Satsuma Kiriko crystal glass, highly decorated Satsuma-ware pottery, and products carefully carved from 1,000-year-old cedar wood from World Natural Heritage Site Yakushima are on display.

Shimadzu Gift Shops

The Shimadzu Gift Shops feature a number of famous local brands with a historical connection to the Shimadzu family. Browse the finest confectionery, condiments, tea and shochu, each with the seal of approval of the 800-year-old Shimadzu family.

Satsuma Gift Shops

Discover a wide selection of local craft products and sweets at the Satsuma Gift Shops. Feel the quality of hand-made local crafts like Oshima Tsumugi silk pongee, and browse a large selection of mementos from Kagoshima that will remind you of your visit to Sengan-en.

Guided Tours of the Gardens

Guided tours of the gardens in English are available upon request.

Please enquire for more information.

Discover Sengan-en

Whether a first-time visitor or a seasoned veteran, there is always something new to discover at Sengan-en. Take a look at our recommended courses.