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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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  4. Tourist Facilities of Japan
  5. Gardens
  6. Iso-teien Garden

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Iso-teien GardenKagoshima

Iso Teien is located in the city of Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture. Its formal name, Sengan-en, was taken from a place in China on which the garden is modeled. Iso Teien was created by Shimazu Mitsuhisa, ruler of this region, as his villa in 1658 , and was expanded into its present form in 1848. The garden has a grand view that encompasses Kinko Bay in the foreground, and the towering volcano Sakura-jima beyond the bay, shooting out smoke. A gas lamp in the shape of a stone lantern, the first in Japan, may also be seen in the garden.
Address & Access
Address: 9700-1 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima
Admission Fee: 1,000 yen
Closed: Open throughout the year
JR Kagoshima Chuo Stn./Bus/35-min. ride./Iso-teien-mae Stop/5-min. walk