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Shoko Shuseikan Museum will be closed until October, 2024 for a full scale renovation. Sengan-en and the museum annex building are open as usual.

Kagoshima Cultural Experiences at Sengan-en

Unique cultural experiences to enhance your visit to the house and gardens of the Shimadzu clan

Experience the history and culture of Kagoshima for yourself against the backdrop of the gardens of Sengan-en and active volcano Sakurajima. Learn about warrior culture, arts and crafts, and discover the soul of the samurai of Satsuma. Unforgettable memories of your visit to the historic house and gardens of the mighty Shimadzu clan.

Experiences at Sengan-en

Satsuma Kiriko Crystal Cutting

Try your hand at cutting authentic Satsuma Kiriko with a master craftsperson.

Price and time:

¥5,500 – ¥33,000
(30-60 minutes)

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Traditional Samurai Clothing

Fulfil your samurai fantasies and try wearing clothing and armour.

Price and time:

¥4,000 – ¥7,000
(60 minutes)

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Painting Satsuma Ware Pottery

Painting Satsuma Ware Pottery

Try your hand at decorating Satsuma Ware pottery.

Price and time:

¥1,500 – ¥4,000
(30 – 60 minutes)

Glass Etching

Glass Etching

Sandblast your favourite design onto a glass of your choice.

Price and time:

¥2,500
(60 minutes)

Glass Accessory Making

Glass Accessory Making

Make your own original accessory from sparkling pieces of crystal glass

Price and time:

¥1,000
(30 minutes)

Shihan Mato Archery

Shihan Mato Archery

Take aim and try an archery challenge practiced by warriors and commoners alike.

Price and time:

¥500
(5 minutes)

Oshima Tsumugi Sachet

Oshima Tsumugi Sachet

Pack your own kimono silk bag full of herbs and spices to make a scented sachet

Price and time:

¥1,000
(15 minutes)

Bamboo Crafts

Bamboo Crafts

Make a selection of traditional toys from local bamboo.

Price and time:

¥500
(10 minutes)

Photo Studio

Photo Studio

Have your photo taken for a long lasting memento of your time at Sengan-en.

Price and time:

Requires a reservation in advance

Traditional Clothing
Satsuma Kiriko Crystal Cutting

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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.

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