Kagoshima Senganen Garden and Izakaya tour


Mikiko H.

5.00(12) reviews
Japanese (Native), English
6 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

First, we go to Senganen Japanese Garden. There are a museum, a residence of local leaders built in the 19th century and its garden created in the 17th century. We can enjoy the view of the garden and history of Kagoshima. Also you can get to know how local leaders aren’t their time there. After visiting Senganen, we explore Tenmonkan downtown area for one hour and see traditional or local shops there. Then, we go to local Izakaya(Japanese style bar restaurant) to enjoy local cuisine and chat.

Meeting Point

At your hotel

15:00 Meet with a guide.

15:30 Senganen Japanese Garden

18:00 Tenmonkan downtown area

19:00 Izakaya

21:00 end of tour

Ending Point

At your hotel

What to Expect

At Senganen Garden, you can enjoy magnificent view of the garden and get to know unique history of Kagoshima.

Exploring in Tenmonkan downtown area, you can feel how is the locals’ life.

Then at Izakaya, you can enjoy taste of local cuisine and also could have a chance to talk with local people.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

-guide fee

-hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

-transportation fee ( taxi fee and public transporttation )

-admission fee for Senganen garden @¥1500-/1person

-food and drink at Izakaya about @¥5000-/1person

Important Information

When you have any questions or requests, please feel free to ask me.

If the weather is not favorable, the duration could change or I might offer alternatives.

If there are any variables such as traffic problems, the duration could change.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Julia K.

Dec 27, 2022

Interesting insights and delicious food

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 :)


Natsuko M.

Mar 17, 2021

I will definitely visit Sakurajima.

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!

Mikiko H.

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


Janet T.

Mar 4, 2021

Great communicator and tour!

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.

Mikiko H.

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!!


Ian B.

Feb 16, 2020

local research

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

Mikiko H.

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

$229/ per group

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