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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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  • Liner main street from the statue, on the other side for spot. And child street on the left side in front to take a picture from there and the statue can Saigo and 2 shots in good shape. Traffic is heavy, so note is in the car.
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  • Unlike the dog statue in Ueno yukata, is a uniformed Saigo. Let your touching thing Don (Saigo) Please shake, I (er) is Kagoshima City Museum of art behind the statue of the "advance now" (jimesaa) and has a stone statue is called. Seems long ago, dug up from the land nearby. As the wife of Mr. Shimazu iehisa, he became the "tortoise Shou" called it. Still anniversary (10/5), women staff in the Kagoshima City stone wedding dress (powder and lipstick etc) then the sight will be introduced in the TV news every year. I think I would go again. (Rude old man in) PostScript: think there so cute but salting monument to introduce now "that looks not so pretty..." that letter is listed in Japan. It is hard for me heh. However, the Shimazu clan at the time (Kagoshima) was a peaceful world. That's why people still yearned for think.
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  • Great Saigo statue. Unlike Ueno, this was and is a figure. Are lit up at night, but its power is great.
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