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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    Do the Saigo in the NHK Taiga drama beginning next year, so the lessons, visited. Look at history and the background is very easy-to-come in travellers are devised. Realized the greatness of Saigo Takamori, and was very informative. Final schedule of travel, I went with the intention of one hour is an hour and a half about multiply, take 廻reた. I'd also figure out the basement floor showing what was good.
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is very good to learn the history of Kagoshima. Good video clarity, good. And entrance fees. However, parking is not much volume.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I stopped by 8/14. Didn't expect so much, but the quality of 1tsu1tsu! There. And two dramas, alternately shown 13 times one day. It brought Saigo and robots, to talk about the history of this is also interesting. Both types should take a look at watch. Various exhibitions taking advantage of the latest technology and many see and touch the watch securely and it takes time. It is spend time too easy. This is really helpful.
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