Saigo Takamori Statue, Kagoshima

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Monument · Tourist Spot
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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  • You want visiting Kagoshima and you discover a city of importance for the Japanese history specialy at the Meiji time. Saigo Takamori is an hero for the Japan Each one who wants better know the...  more »
  • The local bus (using a day pass) can take you past the Saigo Takamori Statue - part of the Kagoshima history.  more »
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