Saigo Park (西郷公園)
A park located a three-minute walk from Kagoshima Airport. The park’s statue of the samurai Saigo Takamori is the largest statue of a person in Japan. The park has a museum which displays 53 color prints depicting the Satsuma Rebellion and which contains exhibits on Saigo Takamori and the Meiji Restoration, including military uniforms and historic episodes. The museum also has a shop which sells Kagoshima and local Kirishima souvenirs and gifts like Kagoshima’s famous satsuma-age deep fried fish paste and Kirishima tea. Visitors can also purchase Mini 4WD miniature battery powered cars and race them on a provided track.
Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Mizobechoufumoto 856-1 (KirishimaArea)
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I enjoyed the Statue of Mr. Saigo, lastly built and the biggest) and some paneled information as to Satsuma (old name to mean...
- Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Mizobechoufumoto 856-1 [map]
- open everyday
- [Admission fee]Free
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Available (specified location only)
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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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 - shochu.