１）Senganen Japanese garden → ２）Mt. Sakurajima
At your hotel in Kagoshima
At Senganen garden: museum, garden, feudal lord residence
At Mt. Sakurajima: visitor center, foot-bath, observatory
At your hotel in Kagoshima
You can feel sophisticated beauty and history of Kagoshima,and enjoy dynamic power of nature! At Senganen garden, you will see magnificent view of nature of Kagoshima and historical sights. There is a residence of local feudal lords in the 19th century and you can go inside and see how then people lived there. And at a restaurant in the garden, you can enjoy various kind of local cuisine with a great view of the garden. To reach Mt. Sakurajima, we will take a ferry. On the mountain, we will feel energy of the earth from the observatory and how local people live with the active volcano.
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kagoshima-city
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch(you and guide), entrance fee at Senganen garden
When you have any questions or requests, please feel free to ask me.
please contact me when your visit is on weekends
This tour involves approximately 1 mile (1.5km) of walking.
please wear comfortable shoes.
Some places in Senganen Garden have steps and those may be slippery when wet.
Booking this tour was the best decision! Miki-san was the perfect tour guide, offering interesting insights and funny stories. Usually I'm not that interested in historic things, but Miki-san told the stories with a lot of charm. The garden was beautiful, and in the city we could have some unique experiences you would never get just as a simple tourist. The food choices were excellent and tasted really good. If I get the chance to come back, I'll definitely book a tour with Mikiko again. 10/10 :)
She was very well prepared, even for questions. This is a very interesting tour for everyone, people with interest in nature, science, food, photography, or onsen. The tour was enjoyable, well organized, informative and persuasive. Mikiko gave clear explanations in fluent English. She has a good sense of humor. I will definitely visit Sakurajima!
Dear Natsuko, Thank you for the wonderful feedback! I really appreciate it!! I’m very happy to know you like it. Please come and stay on Mt.Sakurajima with your friends and enjoy the energy of the volcano ^ ^ Best regards, Mikiko
We recently did the “Online experience: Furoshiki Lesson and Stroll Historical Area” with Mikiko. We have a unique connection to Kagoshima in that we have a dear friend who lives there. Ayano was a foreign exchange student who stayed with us in the summer of 1987. Ayano is the person who does the Furoshiki lesson and she is a Kimono master. Mikiko is super easy to communicate with both online (written communication) and on the virtual tour (verbal communication). The Furoshiki lesson was learning how to utilize the ancient custom of using squares of cloth to wrap items and carry items. Mikiko translated as Ayano demonstrated and I now know how to wrap a gifts that will amaze my friends, since I’m not known to be very crafty! Our walk to the Kagoshima Castle was quite nice. I loved learning the history of the castle and seeing the moss covered trees and walls of the castle. If we should ever have the opportunity to visit Kagoshima, we would definitely call Mikiko to give us a tour of the city and see Mt. Sakurajima.
Thank you, Janet! I'm very happy to have you this virtual tour and reunion of you and Ayano! When you visit Kagoshima, I would be definitely happy to take you many interesting and cultural places with teacher Ayano!! Let's take a walk in Kimono with a furoshiki bag! I'm very looking forward to meeting you some day in the near future!!
I had Mikiko undertake some research for me in the Kagoshima area . Her English is excellent and she had valuable local contacts . She kept me well informed . I was really happy with what she did for me . Thanks
Dear Ian, Thank you for such wonderful review! I’d like to show my appreciation for giving an opportunity to have such a fascinating job. If you have a chance to come to Kagoshima, please let me know and guide you to places which are related to this research. Best wishes, Mikiko