Sengan-en, Japan

Sengan-en is a stately home and landscape garden along the coast north of downtown Kagoshima, Japan. Built in 1658 as one of the residences of the powerful Shimadzu clan, the garden's most striking feature is its use of both the active volcano, Sakurajima, and Kagoshima Bay as borrowed scenery. The subtropical gardens cover more than 12 acres and include calming ponds, gently bubbling streams, mysterious shrines, a bamboo grove and a mountain hiking trail. The Shoko Shuseikan Museum and Sengan-en were recognised as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site related to Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution in 2015.

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