Museum of the Meiji Restoration いしんふるさとかん

Learn about the samurai warriors and prominent figures who contributed to the modernization of Japan

The Meiji Restoration is a major reform during which the Samurai’s era ended and the modernization of Japan began. The leading figures of the reform were Saigo Takamori and Okubo Toshimichi, samurai warriors from Kagoshima. 
At the Museum of the Meiji Restoration you can learn about the life style and mind-set of the people who were the driving force of the Meiji Restoration. At the hall on the first basement, you can watch films and a play performed by life-sized robots. 
Digital guidance is available in English, Chinese and Korean languages if you download an app on your cell phone or rent a tablet from the museum.

Center of the city (downtown)
History, historic places

Basic Information

Address 892-0846 鹿児島県鹿児島市加治屋町23-1
Access ・ Approx. 8 minutes’ walk from Kagoshima Chuo Station
・ 2 minutes’ walk from Ishin Furusato-kan (Tourism Exchange Center) on the Kagoshima City View line
Car Park Passenger cars: yes; buses: yes
Open 9:00am - 5:00pm (last entry at 4:30pm)
Price adult: 300yen (high school students and above)
child: 150yen(elementary and junior high school students)
Closures Open every day


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