Museum of the Meiji Restoration, Kagoshima

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Hop on a streetcar or a 1920s bus at Museum of the Meiji Restoration, a large open-air museum with many pavilions offering an insight into the unique story of Japan’s modernization. Hourly audio-visual presentations, colorfully dressed mannequins, and carefully restored interiors recreate the Meiji-period atmosphere of 1868. Several well-preserved buildings that were moved here, as well galleries showing sword techniques and animatronic Japanese reformers, set this well-organized and detailed museum apart from others. Located by the Kotsuki River, the museum sits nine minutes by foot from Kagoshima Chuo railway station, or three minutes from the nearest tram stop, Takamibashi. Museum of the Meiji Restoration is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • The Museum is in a pleasant building along the promenade, not far from the main train station. There’s a nice walk along the river that passes the museum. The staff are quite helpful, though there is....  more »
  • This looks like a fairly new museum with many interactive displays for children. There are several short movies to watch with different languages available. The staff is friendly and helpful...  more »
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  • The movie and animatronic presentation have a simulation English translation. It made the history come to life. There is also a smattering of English on some of the exhibits, and the iPad guide. One of the better museums, imho.
  • Very interesting and interactive museum. It is very cheap (only 300 yen) and you can easily download an app to have an English language audio guide. Knowing that Kagoshima has such an history makes your trip more unique because there are status and monuments all over the city that you would be able to understand.

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