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Museum of the Meiji Restoration (鹿児島市維新ふるさと館)

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Museum / Science Museum

Satsuma (now western Kagoshima Prefecture) was the birthplace of Saigo Takamori, Okubo Toshimichi, and numerous other heroes of the Meiji Restoration. The Museum of the Meiji Restoration uses a variety of means to present the history of Satsuma and Japan during that momentous time. The centerpiece of the museum is the historic dramas shown in the Meiji Restoration Experience Hall on the basement floor. In the “Road to the Restoration,” life-sized robotic models of figures such as Saigo Takamori and Okubo Toshimichi and multiple projection screens are used to present a stunning drama. In the “Satsuma Students, Go West” exhibit, the story of the students sent to study overseas in England in defiance of the national government is presented.

place

Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Kajiyachou 23-1 (Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea)

phone 0992397700
place

9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of Museum of the Meiji Restoration

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/03/23 Well curated (for Japanese speakers)
The Museum is in a pleasant building along the promenade, not far from the main train station. There’s a nice walk along the river that passes the museum. The staff are quite helpful, though there is...
Reviewed:2019/12/26 Interactive museum
This looks like a fairly new museum with many interactive displays for children. There are several short movies to watch with different languages available. The staff is friendly and helpful...
Reviewed:2019/11/02 Very Interesting Museum
This is a very interesting museum showing the importance of the people from Kagoshima at the end of the Shogunate era. The Restoration Experience Hall has two performances throughout the day with...

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Address
Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Kajiyachou 23-1 [map]
Area
Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea
Phone
0992397700
Hours
9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee] Adults (High School Students and above) 300yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students150yen, Pre-schoolersFree
Parking Lot
Available 24spaces
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
English Menu
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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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.