Saigo Takamori Statue
Saigo Takamori Statue
3.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A statue of this local hero and leader of the movement that ended feudalism in Japan stands in military uniform in this city’s Central Park.
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PhilippeLaunay-Debnath
Ferney-Voltaire, France46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
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 history of the modern Japan has to go to Kagoshima
Written 16 February 2019
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UniquePerth
Australia314 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The local bus (using a day pass) can take you past the Saigo Takamori Statue - part of the Kagoshima history.
Written 25 December 2018
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cpcog
Sydney, Australia1,370 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
For me, not a Japanese, the statue isn't too meaningful for me. I know about him only when I visited Kagoshima this time. We just stopped by, saw it and took a photo with it. That's all.
Written 30 June 2018
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ryue65
Dublin, Ireland147 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
My wife is completely consumed with this years 2018 Japanese Taiga Drama, which is based in Kagoshima. So we had to go on a pilgrimage to see Saigo Takamori’s statues. We know the one in Ueno quite well.

The volunteer guides nearby were helpful and good natured.

The statue itself is unremarkable.
Written 30 April 2018
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Kazys S
London, UK47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Tbh, it's just a statue by a busy street. Worth paying a visit only if you're passing by or are interested in Saigo Takamori
Written 18 October 2017
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Nurikabe_12
New York City, NY770 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
Compared to the statue near Ueno Park in Tokyo, this one is bigger, and depicts Saigo Takamori in military attire.

Close to the Prefectural Museum and other attractions, this man played an instrumental role in the modernization of Japan.

Find out more about him at the Museum of the Meiji Restoration near Kagoshima Chuo (Central) Station.
Written 25 January 2017
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mickiswit
Anderson, SC65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
I was very glad to have found the statue and the temple next door while exploring on foot around Kagoshima.
Written 31 October 2016
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Denise L
United Kingdom363 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
It is good to stop by Saigo Takamori Statue if interested in Japanese History. The location is just near the bus stop of Cityview bus and also few minutes walk to Terukuni jinja. I will say it is a must-see point.
Written 4 October 2016
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Stonewallgreyfox
Krakow, Poland72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
See this statue while taking the City Tour bus along with other high points of the area. Saigo-san is Japanese hero of the late 19th century.
Written 27 July 2016
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan14,141 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
Saigo Takamori is an important contributor to the Meji Restoration and a hero of kagoshima. But if you are not familiar with Japanese history, this statue does not mean much to you.
Written 25 June 2016
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