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Municipal Meiji Restoration Furusatokan

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23-1 Kajiyachō, Kagoshima, 892-0846, Japan

Small history museum dedicated to the Meiji restoration period in 19th-century Imperial Japan.

hourglassDuration: 02h30min

phone+81 99-239-7700
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Mondays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Lydia Chu a week ago

There’s no other language at all display except Japanese, one may need a translation APP to understand the description. I found it interesting as I studied Japanese history especially Meiji restoration in middle school.

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Pedro de Pedra 3 months ago

Museum focusing on Satsuma and Kagoshima’s pivotal role in unifying and modernising Japan in the second half of the 19th century. If you have 1-2 hours to kill and are nearby, then good for a short visit for ¥300. English explanations are limited and if available of a bad translation software quality. The quirky but of certain interest shows though have a few simultaneous English headphones available.

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Stephanie C (StephySays) 12 months ago

A wonderful museum!! The displays are really well done. If you understand Japanese, you might spent 90 minutes here. ♿️👁️🦻Accessibility: Be warned the animatronic theater show has strobe lights to mimic lightning. The English narration might also be a bit hard for some people to hear, as the headphones' volume was not adjustable. 👩🏻Female Inclusion- they have some displays about women important to the time period. It's possible they were added later as most of the hard displays are about men, but at least they have them. 🌐English: 7/10: •English pamphlets. •The animatronic theater performance has an entire English narration! When you buy your ticket, they'll ask you if you want the English (I was speaking Japanese, but she said there's lots of Kagoshima Dialect in the performance, so I decided on the English; I'm happy I did). The theater has specific seats with headphones plugged into the English feed. •The interactive museum displays, although super cool, don't have much English. •There are some outdated English terms, such as "civilization," used here and there.

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Sophie Solioz a year ago

Amazing museum!! Absolutely go there if you are in Kagoshima. I learned so much about the history of the city. It's very interactive and well made. There are also multiple shows/movies during the day. I ended up being able to see 2 of them during my time in the museum, and they were amazing. Kids and adults will all enjoy!

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Jagoda W a year ago

Hands down one of the best and most enjoyable museums I have been to in a while! If you are interested in Japanese history then you should really visit this place. I was reading and watching almost all exhibits and it took me 3 hours. I had a wonderful time. A few times a day there are also short performances about politics at that time and about students who were sent to the UK to study abroad and learn foreign science to help and develop Japan. The staff provided headphones with English audio (Chinese and Korean also available). Make sure not to miss those stories! There are also fun "hands on" corners,including one where you can try and compare your strength with Saigo Takamori or hear the local dialects, etc.