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Museum of the Meiji Restoration

23-1 Kajiyacho, Kagoshima 892-0846, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-239-7700
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So so

I am history major, however, I seldom like history museums, nevertheless I occasionally visit. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Henrik R
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Interesting Short Visit

Not a lot was in English, there where a few exhibits that were interactive that you had to work out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
grumpee-58
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23-1 Kajiyacho, Kagoshima 892-0846, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am history major, however, I seldom like history museums, nevertheless I occasionally visit. I also visited the museum of the Meiji restoration in Kagoshima. A period of Japanese history I find particularly interesting. I guess I in general find the nation construction history interesting....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot was in English, there where a few exhibits that were interactive that you had to work out for yourself, they were fun.There was a video with several episodes you could watch, it was the "MONKEY" serious that was on TV when I...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Rather than a museum of the Meiji Restoration as it suggested, the focus is mainly on the role of Satsuma (now Kagoshima), and to be exact, a few major figures in the late Edo/early Meiji period. The Museum houses the artifacts of the legendary figures...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Not much explanation in English. So it is difficult to rate the museum However, the film alone is worth the visit. A cult classic in the making - eye wateringly itchy cgi, semi-animation and wholesomely bashful acting. The awkward English translation and dubbing adds even...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The museum told you how the political development of southern Kyushu impacted Meiji Restoration. The audio lesson in the theatre is something you shouldn't miss. The museum located next to a river with a array of Sakura trees. Good spot for photos during blossom season.

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This museum is a fascinating collection and explanation of the geological and human history of Kyushu, particularly southern Kyushu. We spent more than 2 hours looking and reading and actually could have slowed down a bit to study more carefully. One of the better museums...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I spent an incredible 3 hours here. I’m really not a massive fan of museums unless they are of a particular interest. This one was a good surprise . It is well laid out on numerous floors and different rooms. I would definitely sit for...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a great half day out, especially when it's raining(!), as you can learn about the history of the Meiji Restoration, right in the region where it all began, the colourful and intriguing characters involved and how this has had such a huge impact...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

This museum obviously has a lot of interesting material, but the paucity of information in English and the assumption of a lot of previous knowledge about the period makes it quite mystifying for foreigners. Even the English soundtrack to the video didn't help much as...More

1  Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

The Meiji Restoration is an interesting (and confusing!) period of Japanese history where the country turned away from 3 centuries of isolation and emerged into the modern world. The process was not that simple, and the museum does a good job of explaining what happened...More

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