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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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Not huge but packed with very interesting displays and simply amazing (sometimes a little weird!) holograms and an animatronic theatre presentation. We were unaware of the big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Not huge but packed with very interesting displays and simply amazing (sometimes a little weird!) holograms and an animatronic theatre presentation. We were unaware of the big role that Kagoshima/Satsuma played in Japan's history, especially in modern times. Very helpful staff go out of their way to assist. Great for families as well as those without kids.

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Napa Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I knew little of the history of Japan and this was an excellent, modern museum. Told of 13 Japanese students who were sent to Europe in the mid-1800s to learn new ways after Japan's 300 years of isolation. Also about the earlier history of Japan.

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Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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 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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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: 23-1 Kajiyacho, Kagoshima 892-0846, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 99-239-7700
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Kagoshima Prefecture  >  Kagoshima

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