Saigo Takamori Statue, Kagoshima

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Learn about one of the most respected historical figures in modern Japanese history at Saigo Takamori Statue, an impressive bronze statue erected in Kagoshima Central Park. Paying tribute to the man who helped the emperor overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate and then led a fatal rebellion against imperial troops 10 years later, the statue shows Saigo wearing a military uniform. Check out the statue's plaque, which gives you an idea why Saigo inspired a Hollywood character, the last samurai. The statue stands on Nakanohiratori Street outside the Kagoshima Municipal Museum of Art. Using our custom trip planner, Kagoshima attractions like Saigo Takamori Statue can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Went to see the statue of Saigo Takamori terukuni shrine and then. Located next to Highway 10 City Museum of art. Unlike this statue of Saigo Takamori, Ueno Park, not my dog.
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  • July 27, 2017
    On a trip to Kagoshima Tour was looking forward to. When actually carried out, but did you know that in the middle of the city, and surrounded by green around and was a very nice atmosphere. Shinobimashita at that time had been active, but now is the era of Saigo.
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  • July 5, 2017
    Standing are surrounded by green, shown in this photo. (Yesterday) 7/5/2017 passed near here after a long time, but (Fukuoka and Oita in the torrential rain to also be concerned) have been cleared up in here. During sunny summer sun, Green was beautiful indeed. It was pretty near Central Park and Tsurumaru Castle along too (Lotus). It can leisurely walk, slowly over time. Just taking pictures but in the sights, but, through location. This when summer is hot, you'll do even a Kagoshima specialty ice polar bear (mujaki eat alone?).
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