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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.

06 Dec

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.

13 Dec
07 Jan

New Year’s Decorations

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

27 Dec
10 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.

01 Jan
03 Jan

Free Entry Wearing Kimono 2021

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.

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