Sengan-en Closed Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
Sengan-en will be closed for one day due to the Kagoshima Marathon passing in front of the gardens. Please check the official Kagoshima Marathon website for more information.

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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.
16 Feb
25 Apr

Sengan-en Hina Matsuri

The Sengan-en Hina Matsuri, or Girls' Day Festival beings on February 16th and continues until April 25th. A collection of Hina dolls and their intricately detailed accessories will be on display at the Shoko Shuseikan Museum Annex.

17 Feb

Ito-bina Craft Class

Try your hand at making a traditional doll only found in the Kagoshima region to celebrate the Girl's Festival

22 Feb

Cat Shrine Longevity Ceremony

Pray for the health and long life of your feline friends at one of Japan's most unusual shrines

02 Mar


Wash away bad luck in this ancient festival dating back to the "Tale of Genji"

07 Apr


Slip back in time and experience a traditional poetry recital held by a winding stream

Shimadzu Samurai Armour Experience

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