We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Saigo Takamori’s hideout

Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima 892-0853, Kagoshima Prefecture
Save
Review Highlights
Good for Segodon fans

I stumbled into this place after visiting Shiroyama Observatory. There were the statue of Saigo... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JH L
,
Seoul, South Korea
2 shallow caves

if you buy a cityview bus pass, you will pass this site. Not worth to get off the bus, as it is... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
foodie2828
,
Hong Kong, China
Read all 101 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good28%
  • Average57%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
5 Feb 2018
“2 shallow caves”
28 Jan 2018
“Fascinating, for 5 minutes”
LOCATION
Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima 892-0853, Kagoshima Prefecture
Write a ReviewReviews (101)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Filter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stumbled into this place after visiting Shiroyama Observatory. There were the statue of Saigo Takamori and little caves with little exhibitions. Just place to spend 5~10 min for tourists.

Thank JH L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 February 2018

if you buy a cityview bus pass, you will pass this site. Not worth to get off the bus, as it is just 2 shalllow caves where one of the famous warriors hid out for a while. You can see it when passing on the...More

Thank foodie2828
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 January 2018

5 minutes is all you need to visit here, and is probably only of interest to those interested in history. It is on the way up to shiroyama hotel/observatory.

Thank ljoekelsoey4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is interesting for about 5 or 10 minutes. If you have a car then it's fine, but if you are talking the tour bus it's a long wait.

Thank H201MNdavidc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 November 2016

A brief stop, but worth the trip if you're into Japanese history. Best to use the site seeing bus to see.

1  Thank Stonewallgreyfox
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 84 hotels in Kagoshima
Shiroyama Amanarikadan
1 review
.04 km away
Keitenkaku
23 reviews
.39 km away
Hotel Manshu
5 reviews
.47 km away
Hotel Shiroyama Kagoshima
1,083 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cantonese Cuisine Hisuicho
19 reviews
.57 km away
Cainoya
14 reviews
.56 km away
Garden Restaurant Holt
29 reviews
.57 km away
Tempura Restaurant Rakurakutei
8 reviews
.51 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mt. Shiroyama
174 reviews
.35 km away
Shiroyama Observatory
444 reviews
.39 km away
Kinko Bay
117 reviews
.73 km away
Saigo Takamori Statue
375 reviews
.62 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Saigo Takamori’s hideout staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit