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Saigo Takamori Statue

Central Park, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
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National Hero

Compared to the statue near Ueno Park in Tokyo, this one is bigger, and depicts Saigo Takamori in... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
New York City, New York
Found the statue by accident next to a temple,

I was very glad to have found the statue and the temple next door while exploring on foot around... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Anderson, South Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good40%
  • Average44%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Central Park, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

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...More

Thank Nurikabe_12
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I was very glad to have found the statue and the temple next door while exploring on foot around Kagoshima.

Thank mickiswit
Reviewed 4 October 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.

Thank Den L
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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.

Thank Stonewallgreyfox
Reviewed 25 June 2016

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.

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 5 February 2016

This spot marks an important figure in the history of the Kagoshima region in the post Samarai days in southern Japan. It also offers a nice drive and great views of the city.

Thank patrickp476
Reviewed 8 January 2016

At least one of these stars is because Saigo Takamori was a pretty cool guy. If you know a bit about the local history, it's cool to check this one out.

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

There is a plaque explaining a little history next to the statue and other famous statues and monuments around the same area.

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 20 October 2015

nothing much besides of the statue, the location is very central and you can walk to other tourism hotspot from here too.

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Reviewed 27 October 2014

a stern looking statue definitely different from one in the Ueno.just located in the centre of city.around this statue many historical sights are scattered.Saigo was the most respected person during Meiji restoration by people in japan,this statue is wearing a military uniform in stead that...More

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