Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, Minamikyushu

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Wander around Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, a picturesque manicured environment preserved for over 250 years. Explore what lies behind high, hedge-topped walls, a hidden world steeped in history, unblemished by modern day scenes. Made up of seven gardens, each was designed by gardeners brought in specially from Kyoto in the 17th century, with the intention of the garden being viewed from the houses above. Sadly, this cannot be done, as the houses are still occupied, but you still have the freedom to explore each of the seven individual gardens in your own time, viewing intricately pruned trees and shrubs, and the ancient defensive walls. Work out when and for how long to visit Chiran Samurai Residence Garden and other Minamikyushu attractions using our handy Minamikyushu trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • I endeavoured to book a March 2020 shore excursion named Chiran and Kagoshima with Shore Excursions Asia for a private group tour when we disembarked our ship in Kagoshima. Due to my experience...  more »
  • We didn't get to all the houses cause they look pretty much the same. I've been to bukeyashiki (samurai houses) in other places where they let you see inside and walk through the garden, but here...  more »
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  • Chiran was a great place to visit. I really enjoyed it. It is definitely worth to go!
  • Just beautiful. The way they keep the houses. A must go in Kagoshima
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