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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  • Let us be good preparation for the history of broadcast before. Dolls and panels, and ingenuity in many ways, from the end of Edo period to the Meiji Restoration history is have fun and learn.
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  • I spent an incredible 3 hours here. I’m really not a massive fan of museums unless they are of a particular interest. This one was a good surprise . It is well laid out on numerous floors and differen...  more »
  • This is a great half day out, especially when it's raining(!), as you can learn about the history of the Meiji Restoration, right in the region where it all began, the colourful and intriguing charact...  more »

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