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: 9700-1 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima
Admission Fee: 1,000 yen
Closed: Open throughout the year
[Bus]JR Kagoshima Chuo Stn./Bus/35-min. ride./Iso-teien-mae Stop/5-min. walk