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Chiran Samurai Residences

Travel Guide - Chiran Samurai Residences


This beautiful town of traditional streets is known as "Small Kyoto". Samurai residences from the Edo Period (1603 – 1868) still remain here. The style of stone walls and shrubberies around the residences are said to have been influenced by Ryukyu (Okinawa) and China. There are also seven beautiful Japanese gardens in the area.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 500 yen (General, Adult)
  • 300 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 72 minutes from JR Kagoshima Station by the bus bound for Chiran Tokko Kannon-iriguchi. Get off at Bukeyashiki Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 6198, Chirancho Kori, Minamikyushu-shi, Kagoshima, 897-0302


Kristen Abroad | Japan Travel Blogger @kristenabroad - 2019-11-29
Love how Chiran's samurai district hasn't been tarnished by phone/power lines.

You can visit the gardens of 7 res… https://t.co/1R8SOEgj68
Rie(りえ) @RieTOiimasu - 2019-08-30
@Hangloosenkanna OMG I saw this very warnings at Chiran samurai residences in Kagoshima!
Vanessa @wanderlustplus1 - 2019-07-30
Behind these stone walls and manicured bushes lie the ancient samurai residences of Chiran. A selection of gardens… https://t.co/AnziI3vHdq
Rie(りえ) @RieTOiimasu - 2019-07-14
Found two heart shaped wash basins at Chiran Samurai Residences. One of them wasn’t filled with water though. https://t.co/slPdn3PqjO
રĵ ദi0 @BUGOYMrChiNito - 2019-05-16
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Takuro Yamamoto @takuroyama - 2018-09-28
Samurai residences in Chiran, Kagoshima Prefecture. So beautiful like Barragan's Architecture. https://t.co/JIap4ah3sP
Fumiaki 🌊 @AllohaMiyoshi - 2018-05-19
Chiran-chyo where my office is in, is a famous sightseeing spot in Kagoshima pref.
In World War 2 there was the Mil… https://t.co/Jls8ovQe2H
桜島どかーん!(略して土管) @sakurajimadokan - 2017-05-14
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Eric Shtivelberg @schvitycent - 2017-05-09
We saw some beautiful samurai gardens. #chiran #samurai @ 知覽武士家 Kagoshima Chiran Samurai Residences https://t.co/1l9BVgFhAP
Lee Cobbes @metronomad - 2017-03-23
The Wayward Wanderer: Japan Day 8: Samurai Residences in Chiran, Sand Ba... https://t.co/ozx1opy5P2
Putewi HENSEM @nisa_kay - 2016-10-14
Chiran Samurai Residences.
A must visit when you're in Chiran City, Kyushu.
#JNTO_九州旅行 #NisakayKeKyushu
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mindjanua◡̈ @sptermbeiieii - 2016-03-29
Just posted a photo @ 知覽武士家 Kagoshima Chiran Samurai Residences https://t.co/NWn0d9hu2H
Niken Dwi Larasati @nikenDL - 2015-11-11
Just posted a photo @ 知覽武士家 Kagoshima Chiran Samurai Residences https://t.co/wxr6KRPwtp
Odigo @OdigoTravel - 2015-10-09
A series of seven preserved samurai residences are located in the city of Chiran, just 30 … http://t.co/fAJ2akbNgo http://t.co/dUM1RWoY2H
B.M. @BM_Duskylight - 2015-07-28
The museum is located very near the district of samurai residences in Chiran. Visit those places togother when you travel to Chiran


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