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Museum of the Meiji Restoration

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Address: 23-1 Kajiyacho, Kagoshima 892-0846, Kagoshima Prefecture
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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great insight into Japanese history. The robot presentation was great. Their civil wars were a little difficult to fully understand.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended for those interested in Japanese history, you'll learn a lot about the crucial role the men of Kyushu played in the modernization of Japan.

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I enjoyed my visit to the Meiji Restoration museum and learnt a lot. The displays are interesting but most of the commentary in in Japanese (some in English too).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This Museum is an easy walk from the Kagoshima Chuo Station although tram or bus options are available. The Museum is a wonderful introduction to early Japanese history, particularly through the Meiji Restoration ere. English speaking audio is available and worth using. Highly recommend.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Small museum on two levels which is almost completely in Japanese. Few English texts don't hold up to what is expected of a museum of international relevance. There is an English audio guide available, but we got that info only when we left the museum. Nice films though of the satsuma students coming to England.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We enjoyed the visit greatly. Although it is small with only two levels, it gives a comprehensive coverage of the historic milestone for Japan and the world. Make sure budget an hour for the two multimedia shows. Inform the reception at the entrance and they will provide headphone and reserve a seat beforehand. - English, Chinese and Korean are available.... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I'm always a fan of Japan Meiji restoration, and this is a place I must come. In my opinion it is well arranged, clear to see the whole history of this important change in Japanese history. Oh and basement movies were winderful! I watched 3 of them!

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Tours of museum are available in multiple languages including English, with several interactive exhibits. The museum focus is the regarding the Meiji Restoration and end of the Edo period. Tour will highlight Japan notables such as the Kagoshima Students, and Saigo-san.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

It is an informative museum about the Meiji Restoration. Saigo, Okubo and many other heroes of that time were born in Kagoshima, precisely near the site of this museum. There is a reconstruction of Atsuhime's room, which is quite interesting. If you are a lover of history, it is worth to visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

This well organised and maintained museum filled in many details about the Meiji history and the restoration of its place in the world. We were given English translation iphone guides for explanations to the exhibits and two well made films were great. As the weather was very wet outside this museum was an excellent indoor amusement. The car parking nearby... More 

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