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The Senganen, also known as Isoteien, was originally constructed in 1658 by the wealthy Shimazu Clan, a powerful family during the Edo Period (1603 – 1867) and it is a traditional Japanese garden and stately home in Kagoshima. The garden boasts spectacular views of active volcano Sakurajima, and the house provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of a powerful feudal lord. Senganen and the surrounding area was fundamentally important in the modernization of Japan. It was here that Western industrial technology was introduced to Japan, studied and used in the creation of modern factories. Shoko Shuseikan is a museum set in a 150 year old stone building originally used as a machine factory. Nearing the end of the Edo Period, the Shusei Industrial Complex was constructed on the Senganen Garden sites as an effort to produce iron for shipbuilding and cannons. Whereas most of these industrial constructions are no longer standing, you can still visit the foundations of furnaces and a few other surviving structures, which had been designated as World Heritage Sites in 2015 as part of the Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution. Next, visit Sakurajima by ferry. It is a volcanic island and symbol of Kagoshima, floating in the sea only 4 km from the city of Kagoshima. It is one of the world's greatest active volcanoes at 1,117 meters tall and 50km round. You'll stop at Arimura Lava Observatorty located in the south of Sakurajima in front of Arimurazaki. It is on a small hill of lava field created by the great eruption in 1946 and the view of Sakurajima that opens out before is overwhelming.

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Adult $ 80.00
Child (3-13 old) $ 60.00
Length 4 1/2 hours approximately
Level Easy Easy
Type Sightseeing Sightseeing
Good for shopping Good for shopping
What you need to know

Please note: This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems. There is nowhere to exchange money here, preparing Japanese Yen is strongly recommended. The order of the itinerary may vary. You are advised to bring a sunhat, sunglasses and bottled water.Tour includes a chinese or english language speaking guide