Renovation Notice
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.

Events

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.

07 Jul
10 Jul

Shimadzu Family Tanabata Decorations

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.

01 Nov
23 Nov

Sengan-en Chrysanthemum Festival

Delight in the display of over 15,000 chrysanthemums against the stunning backdrop of active volcano Sakurajima. Impressive display pieces, mannequins wearing flower kimono, and carefully manicured bonsai bring a wave of colour to Sengan-en.

28 Nov

Kusajishi-shiki Traditional Archery

Held each year in November, Kusajishi-shiki is a traditional event in which archers dressed in ceremonial robes shoot at a target in the shape of a deer.

08 Jan

New Year’s Falconry

See a thrilling display of traditional samurai falconry over the New Year period at Sengan-en. For the samurai falconry was not only a pastime suitable for the warrior classes, it was also considered a rite to bring good luck.

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