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Informative museum- needs more English interpretation

We visited here after we had visited the Meiji restoration museum the previous day. This museum... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom
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The museum helped me further insight on the history of Kagoshima Castle and the Shimazu Family.

We drove down to the bottom of the Shiroyama (Castle hill) from the observatory on the top to visit... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2018
Funabashi, Japan
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We visited here after we had visited the Meiji restoration museum the previous day. This museum covers a more expansive period of history from Neolithic through to 20 th century. There was large amounts to see however the amount of English interpretation / access to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PeterCosby_Leicester
Reviewed February 6, 2018

We drove down to the bottom of the Shiroyama (Castle hill) from the observatory on the top to visit Reimeikan Museum. This is a history museum opened in 1983 where the main castle (where the Shimazu feudal lord resided in the Edo era) of Kagoshima...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

310 JPY per adult. Only some descriptions are available in Japanese, Korean and English. You would spend around an hour. A lot of what Japan did to the countries they invaded are missing though, it was good to see around.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank pizzawingpizza
Reviewed March 15, 2017

When my family arrived at the museum at around 4.20pm, we nearly had the museum to ourselves. The staff there were very pleasant and polite (as seems to be the norm everywhere you go in lovely Japan). Because my family had purchased all day transport...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Joyce_7t
Reviewed January 25, 2017

While the museum near Kagoshima Chuo Station focuses on the individuals who ushered in the the Meiji period, this one showcases the history of the local area and its culture. Plenty of dioramas and some afterthought was made to put English and Korean annotations on...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Nurikabe_12
Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Reimeikan museum is built, as I understand it, on the former site of the palace of the lord of the Satsuma domain (later an Imperial outpost and central site of the Satsuma rebellion/Seinan War). The museum has exhibits on the local history going as...More

Date of experience: January 2015
5  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed October 22, 2014

Was a little difficult to find as we walked downhill from the observatory and we probably entered from the back. Once inside it was not obvious it was a museum as it is quite a large building and maybe used for other purposes as well....More

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank ValStobbs
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