Locations Related to Saigo Takamori

01|Statue of Saigo Takamori Kagoshima City Area

After being defeated by the imperial army during the Satsuma Rebellion, Saigo Takamori committed suicide at Shiroyama in Kagoshima City.
The statue displays Saigo’s dignified appearance, standing in front of Shiroyama.

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4-36 Shiroyama-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・8 minute walk from “Asahidori” tram stop, or “Kinseicho” bus stop.
  • ・Near the “Saigo Douzou-Mae” bus stop on the Kagoshima City View Bus line.

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Kagoshima Sightseeing Guide Station

1st Floor Ninomaru Building, 2-30, Shiroyama-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: 099-208-4701
Hours: 9:00 to 17:30 ※ excluding 12/29 to 1/3

K10 Café Overlook of the
Statue of Saigo Takamori

A café managed by a descendant of Saigo Takamori.

5th Floor Ninomaru Building, 2-30, Shiroyama-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: 099-295-4189
Hours: 10:00 to 18:00  Closed: Mondays

02|Birthplace of Saigo Takamori Kagoshima City Area

Kajiya-cho is the birthplace of many historical figures who played an active role during the Meiji Restoration including Okubo Toshimichi, Oyama Iwao and Togo Heihachiro. Saigo was born on December 7th of 1828 at Shimokajiya-cho near the Kagoshima Castle.
Since the Meiji period, the site has been maintained as a park to protect Saigo’s birthplace to this day.

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Kajiya-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・9 minute walk from Kagoshima Chuo Station.
  • ※ 1 minute walk from Museum of the Meiji Restoration. (as explained below)

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Museum of the Meiji Restoration

The museum exhibits items to show what life was like during the late Edo period.

23-1 Kajiya-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: 099-239-7700
Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Closed: Open every day
Admission Fees: Adults 300 yen/ Children (elementary and junior high school students) 150 yen

03|Remains of the Old Saigo Nanshu (Takamori) House Kagoshima City Area

In 1855 when Saigo was 29, his family moved to this location. After losing his grandfather, father and mother, Saigo sold his Kajiya-cho residence to settle his debts.

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10-13 Kaminozono-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture (Adjacent to the north entrance of Kyoken Park, ※along Napoli-Dori Street)
  • ・5 minute walk from Kagoshima Chuo Station.

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Tourism Exchange Center

1-1 Kaminozono-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: 099-298-5111
Hours: 9:00 to 19:00

04|Remains of the Saigo Takamori Residence Kagoshima City Area

After Saigo was defeated in a coup d'état in 1873, he returned to Kagoshima and lived in this residence for four years until the rise of the Satsuma Rebellion in 1877.
It is now a park with statues displaying Saigo and Suge Sanehide, who was an elder of Shonai domain (present Yamagata Prefecture), having a friendly talk.

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2-28-7 Take, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・10 minute walk from Kagoshima Chuo Station.

05|Tomb of Monk Gessho Kagoshima City Area

Gessho, a monk of Kiyomizu-dera temple located in Kyoto, was seen as a criminal by the government after tairô (high ranking position in the shogunate) Ii Naosuke ordered a crackdown against people who opposed his faction (Ansei Purge). Saigo and Gessho both tried to commit suicide by diving into Kinko Bay. While Saigo survived, Gessho died in the event.

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23-22, Nanrinji-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture (on the premises of Nanshu Shrine)
  • ・30 minute walk from Kagoshima Chuo Station.
  • ・13 minute car ride from Kagoshima Chuo Station.

06|Saigo Family’s Graveyard Kagoshima City Area

This graveyard is where Saigo’s ancestors and family rest.
Starting with the graves of Saigo’s parents, there are 23 old gravestones placed in three rows.

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Tokiwa-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・3 minute walk from “Kakegoshi” bus stop of city bus route number 26. (Meiwa-line)

07|Saigo Takamori Cave Kagoshima City Area

This cave is said to be where Saigo spent the last five days of his life with the leaders of his troop.

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Shiroyama-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・15 minute walk from “Shiyakusho-mae” tram stop.
  • ・Near “Saigo Doukutsu-Mae” bus stop of the Kagoshima City View Bus.

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Ariyoshi Folk Art Pieces
Shiroyama Branch

Kagoshima specialty goods, as well as many documents on Saigo Takamori are available at this store.

20-3 Shiroyama-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: 099-226-3908
Hours: 8:30 to 17:00
Closed: Open every day

08|Site of the Satsuma troop headquarters during the Satsuma Rebellion Kagoshima City Area

During the Satsuma Rebellion the Satsuma troops' headquarters were located at this site.
7 months after Saigo raised his army of more than 10,000 men he came back to Kagoshima with only 300 men left. He barricaded himself in Shiroyama close to Tsurumaru Castle, and used this site as Satsuma’s headquarters until the imperial army attacked.

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22 Shiroyama-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・Near “Shiroyama” bus stop of the Kagoshima City View Bus.
  • ・15 minute car ride from Kagoshima Chuo Station.

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Shiroyama Observatory

22 Shioryama-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Hotel Shiroyama

41-1 Shinshoin-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: 099-224-2211

09|Site of Saigo Takamori’s Death Kagoshima City Area

On the early morning of September 24th, 1877, the imperial army all fired attack after surrounding Shiroyama. Saigo’s troops made their final stand against their enemy, but Saigo was shot in his waist and thigh. Saigo died, with his beheading assisted by Beppu Shinsuke.

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Shiroyama-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・5 minute walk from “Satsuma Gishihi-Mae” bus stop of Kagoshima City View Bus.
  • ・10 minute walk from Saigo Cave.

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Kagoshima Prefectural Museum of Culture - Reimeikan

A humanities museum for the understanding of the history of Kagoshima. The museum was built where Tsurumaru Castle (site of Kagoshima Castle) used to be located.

7-2 Shiroyama-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: 099-222-5100
Hours: 9:00 to 18:00 (last admission 17:30)
Closed: Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday), the 25th of each month (unless it falls on a Saturday or Sunday) and 12/31 to 1/2
Admission Fees: Adults 310 yen / University and high school students 190 yen / Elementary and junior high school students 120 yen

10|Shigakko Ruins Kagoshima City Area

After a coup d'état in 1873, Saigo resigned from his position in the new government and returned home to Kagoshima. He then established the school shigakko with the people he came back home with.

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8 Shiroyama-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・4 minute walk from “Suizokukan-guchi” tram stop.
  • ・8 minute walk from “Saigo Doukutsu-Mae” bus stop of the Kagoshima City View Bus.

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Kagoshima Prefectural Citizens Exchange Center

14-50 Yamashita-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: 099-221-6600
Hours: 9:00 to 22:00 (the exchange salon located on the 1st floor is open until 17:00)
Closed: Mondays, 12/29 to 1/3

11|Nanshu Cemetery - Nanshu Park Kagoshima City Area

2,023 fallen samurai warriors from Saigo’s army during the Satsuma Rebellion including Saigo Takamori rest at this cemetery. The cemetery was designated as a historic site by Kagoshima Prefecture on January 14th, 1955.

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2-1 Kamitatsuo-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture (on the premises of Nanshu Park)
  • ・15 minute car ride from Kagoshima Chuo Station.
  • ・5 minute car ride from Kagoshima Station.
  • ・6 minute walk from “Nanshu Kouen-Iriguchi” bus stop of the Kagoshima City View Bus.

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Saigo Nanshu Memorial Museum

Located on the premises of Nanshu Park, this museum conveys great achievements of Meiji Restoration pioneers including Saigo Takamori.

2-1 Kamitatsuo-cho, Kagoshima City
Phone Number: 099-247-1100
Hours: 9:00 to 17:00
Closed: Mondays, 12/29 to 1/1
Admission Fees: Adults (older than high school students) 200 yen/ Children 100 yen

12|Memorial to the Satsuma Rebellion War Dead Kagoshima City Area

A memorial monument for the fallen imperial army which died during the Satsuma Rebellion. In the past a cemetery was located at the same location.

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26 Shimizu-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・15 minute walk from “Kagoshimaeki” tram stop and train station.
  • ・15 minute walk from “Suizokukan-mae” bus stop.
  • ・Near “Ishibashi Kinen Kouen-Mae” bus stop on the Kagoshima City View Bus' “Shiroyama and Iso Course Route”.
  • ・Near “Ishibashi Kinen Kouen-Mae” or “Gionnosu Kouen-Mae” bus stop of Kagoshima City View Bus' “Waterfront Course Route”.

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Ishibashi Hall

A museum where you can learn about the construction techniques for building stone bridges, and the culture that developed in an environment with ample stone materials.

1-3 Hama-machi, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: 099-248-6661
Hours: 9:00 to 17:00
Closed: Mondays, 12/31 to 1/2
※Ishibashi Memorial Park is open at all times.

13|House for the Rehabilitation of Saigo Takamori Kagoshima City Area

After Saigo and monk Gessho both tried to commit suicide by diving into Kinko Bay, Saigo survived and was cared for at this house (a restored building). Feeling ashamed of how he survived this event, Saigo continued his life with faith while having death always on his mind.

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Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・25 minute car ride from Kagoshima Chuo Station. Head north along the national highway route 10. A walking distance from “Kekura” bus stop.

14|Shoko Shuseikan Museum - Sengan-en Kagoshima City Area

The Shoko Shuseikan Museum exhibits the roles Satsuma played at the end of Edo period, from the perspective of the Shimadzu Family's history and involvement with foreign countries. The surrounding area is where Shimadzu Nariakira, who promoted Saigo, conducted the "Shuseikan Project".
The main building of Shoko Shuseikan Museum and the reverberatory furnace located within Sengan-en are both inscribed as part of the world cultural heritage "Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution" in 2015.

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9700-1 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima City
  • Phone Number: 099-247-1551
    Hours: 8:30 to 17:30
    Please refer to the official website on admission fees.
    http://www.senganen.jp/

15|Dabaraku Monument Kagoshima City Area

This monument explains an anecdote on how Saigo was not a very skilled man in horseback riding. When Saigo was riding his horse down the hill with two hyo (pre-modern Japanese units of measurement equivalent to 120kg) of sweet potatoes, he came across a poor footing area. The horse ended up falling down into a field 2 meters down from where he was.

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2536-10 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・1 minute walk from “Dabaraku” bus stop of Kagoshima City Bus.
  • ・30 minute car ride from Kagoshima Chuo Station.

16|Monument of Saigo's Old Nanshu Farm Land Kagoshima City Area

After resigning following the coup d'état in 1873, Saigo returned home and established a farming organization 2 years kater. Together with his students, Saigo cultivated land at this location. In front of the monument was where Terayama Shigakko (a military school) was located.

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Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture (Terayama Nature Trail)
  • ・30 minute car ride from Kagoshima Chuo Station.
  • ・10 minute walk from "Sanshubaru Gakuen-Mae" bus stop of Nangoku-Kotsu's bus to “Miyanoura Danchi”.
  • ・2 minute walk from "Kizuna Gakuen-Mae" bus stop of Community Aibus's bus to “Terayama Homen”.
  • ・1 minute walk from "Terayama Fureai Kouen-Mae" bus stop of Community Aibus's route to “Terayama Homen”.
  • ・5 minute walk from the entrance of Terayama Nature Trail.

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Terayama Fureai Park

10877-15 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

17|Arimura Hot Springs Kagoshima City Area

Arimura Hot Springs is a hot spring spot now gone due to an eruption of Sakurajima in 1914.
During a peaceful time of his life, Saigo visited this place in 1876 before the Satsuma Rebellion broke out.

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Arimura-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・10 minute car ride from Sakurajima Port.

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Sakurajima Hotel

1078-64 Furusato-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: 099-221-2311
Hours for Hot Spring Bath: 14:00 to 19:00 (excluding specific dates and irregular holidays)
Entrance Fee for Hot Spring Bath: Adults (over the age of junior high school) 540 yen / Children 270 yen / Children (2 years old to preschool age) 200 yen / Children below the age of 2 Free.

18|Pond Manpuku - Hashima Hamanaka Port, Piled Stone Breakwater Hokusatsu Area

Young Saigo was a koorikatakakiyakutasuke (a secretary for the government office) and is said to have been involved in the construction of these sites. Right next to the breakwater is the Satsuma Students Museum.

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4930 Hashima, Ichiki Kushikino City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・Approximately 15 minute car ride from Kushikino Train Station, and approximately 40 minute car ride from Sendai Train Station.

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Satsuma Students Museum

19 members including the students selected from the Satsuma domain school Kaiseijo embarked from Hashima Port. After their return they utilized what they learned to pursue modernization in Japan.

4930 Hashima, Ichiki Kushikino City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: 0996-35-1865
Hours: 10:00 to 17:00
Closed: Tuesdays, 12/29 to 12/31
Admission Fee: Adults (high school student or older) 300 yen / Children (elementary or junior high school student) 200 yen

19|Sendai Taki Hot Springs Hokusatsu Area

This hot spring is surrounded by mountains and located approximately 12km from the city of Satsuma Sendai. Sendai Taki Hot Springs has a history of more than 800 years, and was loved by Saigo.
The spot is not yet popularized, and has a rustic, heart-warming atmosphere. There is residence which Saigo stayed in (current Futaba Ryokan), and a public bath which Saigo enjoyed.

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Sendai Taki Onsen, Yuda-cho, Satsuma Sendai City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・From Sendai Station on the JR Kagoshima Main Line or Nishikata Station on the Orange Railway, take the Nangoku Kotsu Bus (route to “Sendai Taki Onsen”) to Takeya-Mae bus stop.
  • ・Accessable from Hinagu Interchange of Minamikyushu Expressway, by a car ride of 35km via National Route 3 and Prefectural Road 339.

20|Monument of Tsun, Saigo's Dog Hokusatsu Area

Upon Saigo's request, Tsun, a dog skilled in rabbit hunting was received as a gift from Maeda Zenbe who resided at Fujikawa, Togo-cho.
Tsun was a dog of the Satsuma breed with upright ears and a tail which leaned to the left.

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1262 Fujikawa Togo-cho, Satsuma Sendai City, Kagoshima Prefecture (on the premises of Fujikawa Tenjin)
  • ・From Sendai Station on the JR Kagoshima Main Line, get off at "Tenjin Bus-tei" bus stop of Nangoku Bus' route to “Honmata”. From there, a 5 minute walk to Fujikawa Tenjin Road.
  • ・From the Togo Branch National Route 267, drive north on Prefectural Road 46. Drive 10km toward Akune City and after a 17 minute car ride, you will arrive at Fujikawa Tenjin.

21|Monument of Saigo Nanshu's Visit to the Nansatsu Area Nansatsu Area

In 1870 and 1874, Saigo rested at the Fukiage Hot Spring (previously called the Izaku Hot Spring). In 1874, Saigo stayed for more than 40 days. He was likely resting his tired body and soul at the hot spring after his resignation from the new Meiji government.

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Yunoura Fukiage-cho, Hioki City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・40 minute car ride from Ijuin Station on the JR Kagoshima Main Line.
  • ・50 minute bus ride from Ijuin Station on the JR Kagoshima Main Line.
  • ・20 minute car ride from Taniyama Interchange, Ibusuki Skyline.

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Nakashima Onsen Ryokan

1106 Yunoura Fukiage-cho, Hioki City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: 099-296-2073
Hours for Hot Spring Bath: 6:00 to 21:00
Entrance Fee for Hot Spring Bath: Adults 330 yen / Elementary school children 150 yen / Children under the age of elementary school 80 yen

22|Ward-managed Unagi Hot Spring Nansatsu Area

Saigo visited the hot spring in 1874. As it was during his time, Unagi Hot Spring is still a part of a lakeside filled with steams from the hot spring.

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6517 Yamagawa Narikawa, Ibusuki City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・10 minute car ride from Yamagawa Station on the JR Line.
  • ・From Kagoshima Interchange of Kyushu Expressway, drive south on National Route 226. 60 minute car ride via Ibusuki City.
  • Phone Number: 0993-35-0814
    Closed: 1st Monday of every month (New Years and the Monday following Golden Week in May)
    Entrance Fee for Hot Spring Bath: Adults (junior high school age and above) 200 yen / Elementary school children 100 yen / Children below elementary school 50 yen

23|Yamagawa Port Nansatsu Area

For both times Saigo was exiled to the islands, he embarked from Yamagawa Port. From ancient times, this port was one of the important ports for Satsuma.

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38-1 Yamagawa Kinsei-cho, Ibusuki City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・35 minute walk from Yamagawa Station on the JR Ibusuki Makurazaki Line.
  • ・15 minute car ride from Yamagawa Port, Ibusuki Interchange.

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Michi-no-eki (roadside rest areas) Yamagawa Port Iokaido

1-10 Yamagawa Kinsei-cho, Ibusuki City, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: 0993-27-6507
Hours: 8:30 to 18:00
Closed: Every third Wednesday

24|Tatsumonji-Zaka Aira-Kirishima Vicinity Area

An ancient road that still remains in pre-Kajiki-cho. The construction of the stone-paved slope started in 1635 and was completed after more than 100 years. The full length of the slope was more than 1,500m at the time, but now only 464m is remains today.

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5088-1 Kida Kajiki-cho, Aira City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・5 minute car ride from the Kajiki Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway.
  • ・40 minute car ride from Kagoshima City.
  • ・20 minute walk from Kajiki Station on the JR Nippou Main Line.

25|Saigo Park Aira-Kirishima Vicinity Area

Saigo's statue, one of the largest human statues in Japan is the main attraction of Saigo Park. Visitors can enter the park free of charge. The park has a gate resembling the Satsuma Villa, and exhibits 53 pieces of nishikie or woodblock prints picturing the Satsuma Rebellion.

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856-1 Fumoto Mizobe-cho, Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・5 minute walk from Kagoshima Airport.
  • ・3 minute car ride from Mizobe Kagoshima Airport Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway.
  • Phone Number: 0995-58-31531
    Hours: 8:30 to 17:30

26|Hinatayama Segodon Bath Aira-Kirishima Vicinity Area

Hinatayama hot spring is located at Hayato Heiya, an area spreading out in the inner section of Kinko Bay. The hot spring is said to be the oldest hot spring in Kagoshima and from ancient times flourished as the go-to hot spring spot. It is said Saigo visited this hot spring repeatedly.

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1462-2 Hayato-chonai, Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・7 minute walk from "Hinatayama" station on the JR Hisatsu Line.
  • ・15 minute car ride from Hayato Nishi Interchange of Kyushu Expressway.
  • ・15 minute car ride from Mizobe Kagoshima Airport Interchange.

27|Kurinodake Hot Spring "Nanshu-kan" Aira Aira-Kirishima Vicinity Area

A hot spring inn located on the mountainside of Kurinodake. Numerous baths including a cloudy mud bath "Takeno-yu", "Sakura-yu" which is effective for gastrointestinal disorders and neuralgia, "Ramune-yu" which you can drink, and "Steam Bath" using the steams of "Hachiman Daijigoku" can be enjoyed here. It is said that Saigo favored visiting this hot spring spot after hunting.

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6357 Koba Yusui-cho, Aira-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・15 minute car ride from Kurino Station on the JR Hisatsu Line.
  • ・15 minute car ride from Kurino Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway.

28|Site Where Saigo Lodged Osumi Area

While hunting in Osumi, Saigo often stayed the night at this site. It is also said to be where Saigo was when he heard about the incident that set off the Satsuma Rebellion. On this site, a monument of "Saigo Nanshu Lodging" was built.
A stone-built bath tub, washbasin, and a bullet mark of when Saigo's shotgun accidentally discharged can still be found at this location. Within the town, Saigo's handwritten kakejiku or scroll, his cherished hibachi or brazier, and teapot are also preserved.

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38-banchi, Nejime Kawakita Minami Osumi-cho, Kimotsuki-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • Parking Lot: None  Admission Fee: None
    Hours: Every day
    Contact: 0994-24-3164 Minami Osumi-cho Education Promotion Department.
  • (To visit inside the residence, booking is necessary beforehand.)

29|Residence of Saigo Nanshu During Exile Remote Islands Area

When Saigo was banished to Tatsugo in Amami Islands, he resided in this area for more than three years. This residence built of wood is retained in its original form and exhibits a stone monument with an epigraph engraved by Katsu Kaishu, as well as items related to Saigo (the facility is privately owned/managed and the site is private property).

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166 Tatsugo, Tatsugo-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture

30|Monument Commemorating Saigo Nanshu’s Landing Remote Islands Area

In 1862, Saigo was expelled for the second time to Wanya Port (Satsuma domain’s designated sugar trading port). For the two and a half months until he was exiled again to Okinoerabu Island, he resided at Okazen (Residence of Saigo Nanshu during Exile).

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Amagi-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture

31|Nanshu Shrine Remote Islands Area

Nanshu Shrine is where Saigo spent his confinement days after he was expelled to Okinoerabu Island by displeasing Shimadzu Hisamitsu. During these days, Saigo brought his spiritual motto, “Keiten Aijin,” to completion.

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Tedechina Wadomari-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・3 minute car ride from Wadomari Port.
  • ・15 minute car ride from Okinoerabu Airport.

32|Saigo Nanshu Memorial Hall Remote Islands Area

Saigo Takamori’s spiritual motto, “Keiten Aijin” is said to have been established at the Okinoerabu Island. This memorial hall introduces the life of Saigo during his confinement on the island which lasted for about 1and a half years. It also introduces Saigo’s precepts and virtues.

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587-3 Wadomari Wadomari-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • ・10 minute car ride from Okinoerabu Airport.
  • ・5 minute car ride from Wadomari Port.