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

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.


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

phone 0992397700

9:00-17:00 (final entry 16:30)

Review of Museum of the Meiji Restoration

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/19 A must if you are interested in Japanese history
If you are interested in the history of Japan and the Meiji restoration/period especially than this museum is an absolute must. Nicely located on the river within walking distance of the Kagoshima JR...
Reviewed:2018/10/16 Complete and amazing history...
A complete and amazing history of Meiji Restoration is tell in a robotic theatrical play, and all aspects of this epoch will be learned in the different halls of this magnificent museum.
Reviewed:2018/10/11 Don’t go if you don’t speak Japanese
I went here and was quite disappointed to find that almost all the material was in Japanese only. It seemed very interesting but for a foreigner who does not speak the language, it was a bit of a...

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Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Kajiyachou 23-1 [ map ]
Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea
9:00-17:00 (final entry 16:30)
open everyday
[Admission fee] Adults (High School Students or higher) 300 yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 150 yen, Pre-schoolersFree
Parking Lot
Available 24spaces
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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ーshochu.

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