Shimadzu Samurai Armour Experience かっちゅうちゃくそうたいけん(せんがんえん)

Becoming a samurai warrior in a daimyo’s garden

Why not become an heroic samurai warrior dressed in full armor in the historical garden owned by the Shimazu Family? Staff members will help you put on all the parts of the authentic armor specially made for this program. A photo session is included. One of the photos will be developed and mailed to you together with the data from all photos taken. Two sizes of armor are available, one for adults and one for children.

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Basic Information

Meeting place Sengan-en
Address of the meeting place 鹿児島県鹿児島市吉野町9700-1
Access to the meeting place ・ Approx. 50 minutes from Kagoshima Chuo Station on the Kagoshima City View line; get off at Sengan-en Mae
・ Approx. 20 minutes by car from Kagoshima Chuo Station
Required time Approx. 45 minutes (including approx. 25 minutes for putting on/removing armor)
Min. number of participants From one person
Max. number of participants Two people
Restrictions 110 cm or taller
Event fees Adults : 7000 yen (60 minutes)
Children : 4000 yen (60 minutes)
*Additional charge of 3,000 yen will be charged for shooting by a photographer and sending photo data.
*excludes fee for admission to Sengan-en
Cancellation fees Check when making your reservation
Reservations Required
How to make a reservation Web
Time span for accepting a reservation Until three days before
Organizer Sengan-en
Address 892-0871 鹿児島県鹿児島市吉野町9700-1
Address(English) 9700-1 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima 892-0871
Car Park Passenger cars: yes; buses: yes
Open 9:00am - 5:00pm
Closures The first Sunday of March
Links Sengan-en Shimadzu Samurai Armour Experience Offcial Site


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