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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Saigo Takamori Statue and many more Kagoshima attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kagoshima route maker website .
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  • I stayed at Richmond Hotel Kagoshima Kinsei-cho, so I walked from the hotel to Takamori Saigo statue. It took about five minutes to get there straight from the hotel. It is recommended to go sightseeing together because it is within walking distance such as Terukuni Shrine and Astronomical Museum.
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  • I think that it is more convenient to walk because there are a lot of streets of the car in the city. I still sat with Shiroyama in my back as if I were watching the future of Kagoshima.
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  • This #saigotakamori statue at the #centralpark of #Kagoshima is quite a picturesque landmark. He is a local hero who led the movement that ended feudalism in Japan. #discoverkagoshima #discoverjapan #traveljapan #japantravel #tourjapan #japantour #japanrailpass #jrpass #shinkansen #japan #letsguide #LocalGuides
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