Former Kagoshima Foreign Engineer's Residence(Ijinkan) きゅうかごしまぼうせきじょぎしかん(いじんかん)

A beautiful semi-western building is a world heritage asset.

An accommodation built in 1867 for foreign engineers who worked at  the western style spinning mill, The semi-western style building was designed using traditional Japanese measurement and attached colonial style balconies. Regarded as an important heritage that tells a story of Westernization o architecture in Japan, the building and the property are designated as an important national cultural property and a national historic site, respectively. 
In July 2015 Ijinkan was registered as one of the world heritage assets of the Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal. 
In the nearby area you'll find Sengan-en, where you can see Sakurajima from its beautiful garden, and the Former Shuseikan Machinery Factory, an historic site.

History, historic places

Basic Information

Address 892-0871 鹿児島県鹿児島市吉野町9685-15
Access ・ Approx. 2 minutes’ walk from Sengan-en Mae, which is approx. 50 minutes from Kagoshima Chuo Station on the Kagoshima City View line
・ Approx. 30 minutes by car from Kagoshima Chuo Station
・ Approx. 15 minutes by car from Kagoshima Station
Car Park Passenger cars: yes; buses: no
Open 8:30am - 5:30pm
Closures Open every day


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