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Saigo Takamori Statue

Central Park, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
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For me, not a Japanese, the statue isn't too meaningful for me. I know about him only when I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cpcog
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Hong Kong, China
He is big. He has bushy eyebrows.

My wife is completely consumed with this years 2018 Japanese Taiga Drama, which is based in... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
ryue65
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Dublin, Ireland
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A statue of this local hero and leader of the movement that ended feudalism in Japan stands in military uniform in this city’s Central Park.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good38%
  • Average43%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me, not a Japanese, the statue isn't too meaningful for me. I know about him only when I visited Kagoshima this time. We just stopped by, saw it and took a photo with it. That's all.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

My wife is completely consumed with this years 2018 Japanese Taiga Drama, which is based in Kagoshima. So we had to go on a pilgrimage to see Saigo Takamori’s statues. We know the one in Ueno quite well. The volunteer guides nearby were helpful and...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Tbh, it's just a statue by a busy street. Worth paying a visit only if you're passing by or are interested in Saigo Takamori

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Reviewed January 25, 2017

Compared to the statue near Ueno Park in Tokyo, this one is bigger, and depicts Saigo Takamori in military attire. Close to the Prefectural Museum and other attractions, this man played an instrumental role in the modernization of Japan. Find out more about him at...More

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Reviewed October 31, 2016

I was very glad to have found the statue and the temple next door while exploring on foot around Kagoshima.

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Reviewed October 4, 2016

It is good to stop by Saigo Takamori Statue if interested in Japanese History. The location is just near the bus stop of Cityview bus and also few minutes walk to Terukuni jinja. I will say it is a must-see point.

1  Thank Den L
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

See this statue while taking the City Tour bus along with other high points of the area. Saigo-san is Japanese hero of the late 19th century.

1  Thank Stonewallgreyfox
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Reviewed June 25, 2016

Saigo Takamori is an important contributor to the Meji Restoration and a hero of kagoshima. But if you are not familiar with Japanese history, this statue does not mean much to you.

1  Thank Kimitaka S
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Reviewed February 5, 2016

This spot marks an important figure in the history of the Kagoshima region in the post Samarai days in southern Japan. It also offers a nice drive and great views of the city.

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Reviewed January 7, 2016

At least one of these stars is because Saigo Takamori was a pretty cool guy. If you know a bit about the local history, it's cool to check this one out.

1  Thank Patrick S
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