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Address: 9698-1 Yoshinocho, Kagoshima 892-0871, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 99-247-1511
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Quite nice museum

Does a good job of showing how this prefecture led the way to opening up Japan to trade with the West. Many industries started here. Some English labels so a guide is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Does a good job of showing how this prefecture led the way to opening up Japan to trade with the West. Many industries started here. Some English labels so a guide is not essential.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The Shoko-Shuseikan museum, offers an excellent history of Japan's emergence into the Western World. It adjoins the Satsuma family home and complex. This museum overviews how at the end of the Edo period 1850's and with the appearance of ships from western powers in Japanese waters, the lord of the Satsuma clan promoted modernization and industrialization projects and constructed an... More 

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