Museum of the Meiji Restoration, Kagoshima
(4.1/5 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 enjoyed my visit to the Meiji Restoration museum and learnt a lot. The displays are interesting but most of the commentary in in Japanese (some in English too). 
  • Greats of the robot, such as Saigo Takamori and Okubo Toshimichi, magnifies the sense of presence. So guests can enjoy a 10-minute short time is recommended.
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  • It is said the restoration of great people Exhibition Center. If you just see the exhibition, about 40 minutes before the screening of the drama with a face half an hour had a description of the admission and degree of regional "greats" are not interested in me came out in about 10 minutes.
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