Museum of the Meiji Restoration, Kagoshima

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Hop on a streetcar or a 1920s bus at Museum of the Meiji Restoration, a large open-air museum with many pavilions offering an insight into the unique story of Japan’s modernization. Hourly audio-visual presentations, colorfully dressed mannequins, and carefully restored interiors recreate the Meiji-period atmosphere of 1868. Several well-preserved buildings that were moved here, as well galleries showing sword techniques and animatronic Japanese reformers, set this well-organized and detailed museum apart from others. Located by the Kotsuki River, the museum sits nine minutes by foot from Kagoshima Chuo railway station, or three minutes from the nearest tram stop, Takamibashi. Museum of the Meiji Restoration is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Kagoshima Edition.
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  • This is a very interesting museum showing the importance of the people from Kagoshima at the end of the Shogunate era. The Restoration Experience Hall has two performances throughout the day with robo...  more »
  • We introduced the three great men of Shimadzu, and introduced the soil leading up to the success of Shimadzu Nariyoshi in an easy-to-understand manner. The history of the success of Saigo Takamori and other Members of the Restoration, who were influenced by Prince Saigo, was introduced in an easy-to-understand manner, and the history of the success of Satsuma young people who studied in the United Kingdom was easy to understand.
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  • The movie and animatronic presentation have a simulation English translation. It made the history come to life. There is also a smattering of English on some of the exhibits, and the iPad guide. One of the better museums, imho.
  • Very interesting and interactive museum. It is very cheap (only 300 yen) and you can easily download an app to have an English language audio guide. Knowing that Kagoshima has such an history makes your trip more unique because there are status and monuments all over the city that you would be able to understand.
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