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The house will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday, December 18th.

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Rich cultural heritage and unforgettable experiences
Enjoy events in each season at Sengan-en against the backdrop of active volcano Sakurajima. Experience the rich cultural heritage of Kagoshima, and the traditions of the 800-year-old Shimadzu family for an unforgettable memory of your trip to Japan.
01 Jan
05 Jan

New Year at Sengan-en

Experience the New Year in traditional Japanese style at Sengan-en, and discover the unique culture and customs of the Kagoshima region.

13 Dec
07 Jan

New Year’s Decorations

Traditional kadomatsu decorations to welcome the New Year on display outside Sengan-en

29 Dec
05 Jan

Sengan-en Winter Peonies

Enjoy beautiful winter peonies in straw houses that protect against the cold and snow.

01 Jan
02 Jan

New Year’s Mochi-Tsuki

Join in with traditional New Year's celebrations at Sengan-en and try handmade mochi rice cakes and Kagoshima shochu.

01 Jan
03 Jan

New Year Shrine Visit and Spiritual Tour

Learn how to pray at a Shinto shrine then take a tour of the spiritual side of Sengan-en for a fresh start to the New Year.

01 Jan
03 Jan

Free Entry Wearing Kimono 2020

Spend New Year in traditional Japanese style and wear a kimono to get entry to Sengan-en free between January 1st-3rd

01 Jan
05 Jan

Traditional New Year Food of the Shimadzu Family

Enjoy a traditional New Year meal using recipes passed down in the Shimadzu family for generations.

02 Jan

Noda-go Shimadzu Taiko Performance

Enjoy a powerful performance of taiko drumming from Noda-go Shimadzu Taiko. Feel the echo of the drums around the garden against the impressive backdrop of active volcano Sakurajima.

03 Jan

New Year’s Falconry

Watch a spectacular performance of traditional New Year's Falconry in the lower garden.

Shimadzu Samurai Armour Experience

Fulfill your samurai fantasies and be dressed in authentic armour by our expert curators.