The Remains of Nanshu Saigo (西郷南洲流謫跡)
This wooden residence is where Saigo Takamori lived for around three years when he was ordered to stay in Amami Oshima Island. It is now a private property managed by the son of his wife, Aigana, and is open to the public as a paid-entry museum. The residence has valuable items such as Saigo Takamori's personal history and private writings, and a stone monument to his wife, Aigana, on display. There is also another monument with the lettering from Katsu inscribed on it.
Oshima-gun, Kagoshima Tatsugo-cho Ryugo 166 (Amami / Yakushima Island / Tanegashima IslandArea)
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The house where Saigo Takamori lived for a while when he was exiled to this...
- Oshima-gun, Kagoshima Tatsugo-cho Ryugo 166 [map]
- Irregular holidays
- Admission 200yen (reservation required for tours of souvenirs and relics)
- Parking Lot
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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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