Writer: Mathew Russell

Matt is an Australian living and working in the far south of Kyushu. As a nature lover, he's constantly looking for excuses to get out and about in the forests and mountains of Japan, especially if there's the possibility of finding a nice hidden restaurant or onsen at the end of a long day of walking.

Sengan-en: A Day at a Feudal Lord’s Home

Kagoshima city holds a large number of interesting historical sites, but few of them are as big as Sengan-en, a sprawling Japanese garden and house on the northern edge of the city. It is one of Kagoshima's most popular tourist spots and aside from the attraction within the gardens itself, it commands a wonderful view of Sakurajima, Kagoshima's iconic volcano.

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