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Satsuma Denshokan薩摩伝承館

Museum / Science Museum

A history museum which presents the culture of the Satsuma (Kagoshima) region. The museum building was modeled after the Byodoin’s Phoenix Hall. The museum’s exhibits and exhibitions are designed around the concept of experiencing the history and culture of Satsuma with all five senses. Much of the museum’s collection consists of works of art from China and Satsuma handed down through the ages since ancient times in the region, including gorgeous ceramics decorated with gold. The museum also displays historic texts, medals, and calligraphic works dating to the late Edo period. Visitors can enjoy the tastes of Satsuma in the museum restaurant.


Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Higashikata 12131-4 (Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea)

phone 0993230211


Review of Satsuma Denshokan

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/12/02 Fantastic collection!
Wasnt sure what to expect and the tickets were a bit dear (1500 yen per person), but I have no regret entering this outstanding museum. The building is neat, very attractive from within as it is...
Reviewed:2015/01/08 Beautiful
Admission fee is as high as 1500 JPY, but worth it. Interior/exterior view and lots of beautiful antiques, must see. Charge free baggage deposit and multi-language audio guide. Staffs are very polite...
Reviewed:2013/10/27 Initially skeptical but definitely worth it
If you arrive at the hotel early take time to visit the museum. They have headsets and the explanations are extensive. The review of the pottery on the first floor goes on for a little it too long...

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Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Higashikata 12131-4 [ map ]
Ibusuki / Satsuma PeninsulaArea
open everyday (maintenance closed)
[Admission fee]1,500yen
※Fees for groups1,350yen
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          Kagoshima Areas


          Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture’s most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinksーshochu.

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