Kagoshima Prefectural Museum of Culture Reimeikan

Museum / Science Museum
The museum is located on the site of Kagoshima Castle (Tsurumaru Castle), the residence of the Shimazu family. The moat, stone walls, and stone bridge from the Kagoshima Castle period still remain on the grounds (designated as a prefectural historic site).

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Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Shiroyamacho 7-2 map map Map
9:00-18:00(Last entry17:30)
Monday (next weekday if public holidays), Monthly25Sunday (open if SaturdaySunday is public holiday)
[Admission fee]
[General] 400yen (310yen)
[High school/university student] 250yen (190yen)
[Small/Junior High School Students] 150yen (120yen)
* () is 20 people and above Fees for groups
Parking Lot
Available(Standard size125spaces, Bus 20spaces)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Not available (Smoking space available outside the building)
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • A Worthwhile Visit
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.06.02
    Visited this museum after it had been recommended by someone in the community center nearby, which I passed after coming from the ferry terminal on foot. For the price, building design, display...
  • Informative museum- needs more English interpretation
    4.0 Reviewed : 2018.09.09
    We visited here after we had visited the Meiji restoration museum the previous day. This museum covers a more expansive period of history from Neolithic through to 20 th century. There was large...
  • The museum helped me further insight on the history of Kagoshima Castle and the Shimazu Family.
    4.0 Reviewed : 2018.02.07
    We drove down to the bottom of the Shiroyama (Castle hill) from the observatory on the top to visit Reimeikan Museum. This is a history museum opened in 1983 where the main castle (where the Shimazu...

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