Museum of the Meiji Restoration
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Lonely Planet review
The museum offers insights into the unique social system of education, samurai loyalty and sword techniques that made Satsuma one of Japan's leading provinces, with a great audioguide in English. There are hourly audio-visual presentations about the groundbreaking visits of Satsuma students to the West and the Satsuma Rebellion told by animatronic Meiji era reformers, including Saigō Takamori and Sakamoto Ryōma.