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Visited in July 2017

You want visiting Kagoshima and you discover a city of importance for the Japanese history... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2019
Ferney-Voltaire, France
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A statute of the past.

The local bus (using a day pass) can take you past the Saigo Takamori Statue - part of the... read more

Reviewed December 25, 2018
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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.
Central Park, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

You want visiting Kagoshima and you discover a city of importance for the Japanese history specialy at the Meiji time. Saigo Takamori is an hero for the Japan Each one who wants better know the history of the modern Japan has to go to Kagoshima

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PhilippeL8
Reviewed December 25, 2018

The local bus (using a day pass) can take you past the Saigo Takamori Statue - part of the Kagoshima history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank UniquePerth
Reviewed June 30, 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cpcog
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ryue65
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Kazys S
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

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Nurikabe_12
Reviewed October 31, 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank mickiswit
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Den L
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Stonewallgreyfox
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.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank kimitakas
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