Museum of the Meiji Restoration, Kagoshima

(4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Museum of the Meiji Restoration a centerpiece of your Kagoshima vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kagoshima trip builder.
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  • I find most Japanese museums have great English descriptions but few of the displays did so here. The subject matter is interesting, but I'm not exactly sure what was being displayed. The sound show h...  more »
  • This is take two hours and watch the image. You can ask the greatness of the Satsuma clan during the Meiji Restoration from the Edo period. So Paris Expo at the Satsuma clan was background and can know the Folklore Museum of ibusuki, and this set is recommended.
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  • An excellent job on the side of interactivity! Between shows and staged, maps of the world and questionnaires, this is a permanent simulation. If you like to read, you may decu.e.s because there is very little English, but the audioguide audio is well done. It's worth the trip! Go through the bridge along the River to come or go, there is also information on the dock.
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