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Museum of the Meiji Restoration

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Address: 23-1 Kajiyacho, Kagoshima 892-0846, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 99-239-7700
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A must stop in Kagoshima. A short show explains history of the restoration. You can picture the days when Japan was struggling to move forward to the modern times. Story of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I came here because I had read pretty good reviews about it on TripAdvisor. It was not featured in any other guidebooks or blogs I read. And I wasn’t disappointed! The museum documents the transition Japan made towards Meiji era and the lives of two instrumental figures, Saigo Takamori and Okubo Toshimichi. It was a very educational visit and I... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Not a lot there but the annimated history shows were excellent. There was the story of young men going to the West to learn technology and the story of the Meiji rebellion.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A must stop in Kagoshima. A short show explains history of the restoration. You can picture the days when Japan was struggling to move forward to the modern times. Story of the leaders was quite impressive.

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Wollongong, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Hadn't realised what a significant role this city and Kyusyu had played in 'recent' Japanese history- the conflict and determination of the scholars of Kagoshima. Their story is remarkable, they must have been extremely clever, intelligent and adaptable young men. We came to Kagoshima because of its geography and came away impressed also by its history. Excellent museum and interesting... More 

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Bundoora, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Incredibly interesting, not just a museum, they have a show that details the history of the samurai and their demise, it was fascinating, such a proud history and culture, you cant help but admire the Japanese samurai

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

I couldnt stay for 'show' unfortunately so I found this place bit... boring? Maybe Im just too young to understand all of this things tho. I had an audio set in english which was a bit helpful but it really sad that there were not many things in english tho, just the numbers. Its in good location, but I didnt... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you're interested in Japanese history it's a very interesting museum (it has English audio headsets). It's a short walk from the Kagoshima station and a worthwhile visit.

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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The museum tells you a lot on the importance of Kyushu during the Meiji restoration. The earphones with English Readings are very good.

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

On the way to the musueum, there was a historical walk which introduced us to the main characters of Sastuma history. The historical walk served as a brief introduction to the museum. This museum itself is very well presented. Most of the materials are presented in Japanese, but request for an English audio guide from the counter to make the... More 

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Lennoxville, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

First of all, adult entry fee is 300 yen and if you have the Kagoshima City "Cute" day pass for public transit, you will get a rebate on your entry fee. I recommend this museum for any history lover. It greatly details the events leading to the Meiji Restoration. The museum not only chronicles the important people, but also the... More 

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