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Museum of the Meiji Restoration

23-1 Kajiyacho, Kagoshima 892-0846, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-239-7700
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This museum obviously has a lot of interesting material, but the paucity of information in English... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Michael L
Melbourne, Australia
Interesting and explanatory

The Meiji Restoration is an interesting (and confusing!) period of Japanese history where the... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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23-1 Kajiyacho, Kagoshima 892-0846, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-239-7700
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

This museum obviously has a lot of interesting material, but the paucity of information in English and the assumption of a lot of previous knowledge about the period makes it quite mystifying for foreigners. Even the English soundtrack to the video didn't help much as...More

1  Thank Michael L
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The Meiji Restoration is an interesting (and confusing!) period of Japanese history where the country turned away from 3 centuries of isolation and emerged into the modern world. The process was not that simple, and the museum does a good job of explaining what happened...More

1  Thank Viking_in_Oz
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I find most Japanese museums have great English descriptions but few of the displays did so here. The subject matter is interesting, but I'm not exactly sure what was being displayed. The sound show had English headphones which was good. It's an easy walk from...More

1  Thank BSBtraveller
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great insight into Japanese history. The robot presentation was great. Their civil wars were a little difficult to fully understand.

Thank Baxxx
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Recommended for those interested in Japanese history, you'll learn a lot about the crucial role the men of Kyushu played in the modernization of Japan.

Thank Nurikabe_12
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I enjoyed my visit to the Meiji Restoration museum and learnt a lot. The displays are interesting but most of the commentary in in Japanese (some in English too).

Thank LondonBlinker
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This Museum is an easy walk from the Kagoshima Chuo Station although tram or bus options are available. The Museum is a wonderful introduction to early Japanese history, particularly through the Meiji Restoration ere. English speaking audio is available and worth using. Highly recommend.

Thank austranomads
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Small museum on two levels which is almost completely in Japanese. Few English texts don't hold up to what is expected of a museum of international relevance. There is an English audio guide available, but we got that info only when we left the museum....More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We enjoyed the visit greatly. Although it is small with only two levels, it gives a comprehensive coverage of the historic milestone for Japan and the world. Make sure budget an hour for the two multimedia shows. Inform the reception at the entrance and they...More

Thank Lance F
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I'm always a fan of Japan Meiji restoration, and this is a place I must come. In my opinion it is well arranged, clear to see the whole history of this important change in Japanese history. Oh and basement movies were winderful! I watched 3...More

Thank Lynette0708
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