Sengan-en Garden is a daimyo strolling garden in Kagoshima. It's most striking feature is its use of the volcano at Sakurajima beyond Kagoshima Bay as background scenery. The garden itself is made up of small ponds, streams, rockeries and sculpted terrain. The garden was created in 1658 by the powerful feudal Shimazu Clan who ruled Satsuma Kagoshima for 700 years and continued to be influential into the modern era as some of the earliest adopters of Western technology. Sengan-en piggybacks on the UNESCO status of the adjacent Shoko Shusiekan and the Ijinkan which are part of the Meiji Japan Industrial agglomeration of UNESCO World Heritage sites.