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 Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

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

Address / Location

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ALO JAPAN @alojapan - 2021-07-21
Walking Around Chiran Samurai ...

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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…
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…
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.
રĵ ദi0 @BUGOYMrChiNito - 2019-05-16
Just posted a photo @ 知覽武士家 Kagoshima Chiran Samurai Residences
Takuro Yamamoto @takuroyama - 2018-09-28
Samurai residences in Chiran, Kagoshima Prefecture. So beautiful like Barragan's Architecture.
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…
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
Lee Cobbes @metronomad - 2017-03-23
The Wayward Wanderer: Japan Day 8: Samurai Residences in Chiran, Sand Ba...
Putewi HENSEM @nisa_kay - 2016-10-14
Chiran Samurai Residences.
A must visit when you're in Chiran City, Kyushu.
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mindjanua◡̈ @sptermbeiieii - 2016-03-29
Just posted a photo @ 知覽武士家 Kagoshima Chiran Samurai Residences
Niken Dwi Larasati @nikenDL - 2015-11-11
Just posted a photo @ 知覽武士家 Kagoshima Chiran Samurai Residences
Odigo @OdigoTravel - 2015-10-09
A series of seven preserved samurai residences are located in the city of Chiran, just 30 …
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