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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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  • I have been wearing clothes instead of kimono, larger size, so accustomed to seeing Saigo's statue in Ueno quite different from the impression.
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  • I was very glad to have found the statue and the temple next door while exploring on foot around Kagoshima. 
  • I'd say the symbol of Kagoshima tourism. First look, I thought is was that desire. I was surprised. because it is on the Hill and the base is more than 5 m is magnificent. Shooting spot on the opposite side of the intersection. And RCN Smartphone units.
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