This stamp rally celebrates all of the sites included in the 2015 World Heritage inscription, so make sure to come along to Sengan-en and see if you can find them all!
Irises were much loved by the samurai for their beautiful flowers, which fade and die in only a few days. For the samurai this represented the fleeting nature of life and nobility in death.
Find out about the Shimadzu Clan and their exploits during the Sengoku period.
The 28th head of the Shimadzu family, Nariakira, was a huge fan of morning glories and even bred several subspecies of his own. The delicate blues, purples, and pinks provide a cooling backdrop to the heat of the Kagoshima summer.
Tanabata, sometimes called the star festival is held each year on the 7th of July. At Sengan-en we follow the Tanabata traditions of the Shimadzu family and display paper streamers on giant moso bamboo.
Use colourful fragments of Satsuma Kiriko cystal glass to make your very own original kaleidoscope.
Fulfill your samurai fantasies and be dressed in authentic armour by our expert curators.