The gardens and house have been passed down in the Shimadzu family for over 350 years. The garden boasts spectacular views of active volcano Sakurajima, and the house provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of a powerful feudal lord.
In July, 2015 Sengan-en was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
08:30-17:30 (All year round)
Entrance fee＋Guided tour of the house Adult ¥1600
Child（7-15) ¥800Website: http://www.senganen.jp/en/top/
A graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh (Hospitality Studies.)
A UK national, Andrew was born in Yorkshire and prior to moving to Thailand Andrew gained valuable post graduate experience with Thistle Hotels (UK); Hilton Intl (Paris) and Sheraton Hotels & Resorts (London).
Andrew started his hotel career in Thailand with Shangri-La Hotels, Royal Garden Hotels and Resorts and the Landmark Group of Hotels (Thailand and UK) and later became General Manager of some of the country’s leading hotels including GM Royal Cliff Beach Resort Pattaya.
Andrew is a former Director of Skal International (SI) and a Past President of SI BANGKOK and former National President SI THAILAND.
Andrew is a regular guest lecturer at various Universities in Thailand including Assumption University’s Hospitality School.
Due to his extensive hospitality and travel experience, Andrew as a writer is widely followed and is a contributing editor for numerous publications.