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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  • Had a great insight into Japanese history. The robot presentation was great. Their civil wars were a little difficult to fully understand. 
  • It is a busy Buri visit. So I couldn't watch last time I slowly slowly tour this time. Additional parking is kinda narrow, so caution is required.
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  • It was about 2 hours, we have to watch, but not enough time. Is a two-part drama, you can experience very realistic emotions of Patriots of the end of shogunate though came through. Ryoma Sakamoto, Saigo, Okubo, Komatsu Tatewaki's Princess atsuhime, in-I, lets you know of people who love and enjoy the happy hour. It is also where you want to go!
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