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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  • Didn't expect much, but very interesting. From the end of Edo period to the Meiji Restoration of the Satsuma feudal soldier history and achievements, such as very friendly, are exhibited.
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  • Replica of the artillery bombardment of big change history from the end of Edo period to the Meiji Restoration in Kagoshima who was involved with how well you can identify when using the Satsuma clan was exhibited. Describe the situation has produced many talented Satsuma are easy to understand
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  • I was surprised that many greats of the Kagoshima! It is also just aired the drama is interesting. I wanted to seriously if it is not accompanied by children. Children were playing in the experience. Admission is cheap and locals so can go many times.
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  • Good place to go to learn some history of Japan. Specifically how modern Japan came about. Very friendly place, most exhibits are in Japanese but the theater which can be entered at no additional cost is where you will learn the most. Seats with English speaking headsets are available.
  • For me, this compact museum is a 5 star excellent learning place for the factors and history leading to the so significant Meiji Restoration, comparing to our relatively failed similar movement in China in similar time. My associated (other) visit to 仙巖園 Senbakuen enriches all understanding! The two short movies in the Museum is a Must View item! With free headphones of various languages and indeed very interestingly presented.
  • The shows we informative but was sad that they were doing restoration when we visited (7Nov), be sure to obtain the headsets for translated information before the show starts. Rest of the exhibition was in Japanese with little English. The app also doesn’t work really well to expound on the exhibits.
  • Read on tripadvisor that the place was nice and had interesting exhibits. It didnt mention that 95% of all information is Japanese only, and the English translation is very minimal. Dont go unless you speak Japanese.
  • Essential to understand the Meiji restoration. Don't forget to ask for the English audio guide, helps a lot. And the two videos are a must !

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