Thursday, September 14, 2017


I spent one day in Kagoshima, and saw many things walking around.  

Around the city are statues of historical figures.  Most give English, as well as Japanese explanations.  

Terukuni Shrine is dedicated to Shimadsu Nariakira, the 28th lord of the Shimadzu family.

Kagoshima Prefectural Museum is a free museum geared toward children, but still interesting for adults. They gave me a gift of volcanic ash of Sakurazima in a little plastic bag.

Kagoshima City Museum of Art  did not allow photos inside.  The entrance fee is a reasonable 300 yen.  This museum was constructed on the ruins of Tsurumaru Castle, the fortress of the lords of Satsuma.  The original museum was founded in 1954, and the new building opened in 1985. 

Tsurumaru Castle Ruins 

St. Francis Xavier Park

Good-bye Kagoshima


Anonymous said...

Hi Pamela ,wow so much to see,thankyou for sharing,love the statues xx

Queeniepatch said...

I love Kagoshima, but have never been there when Sakurajima is spewing smoke and the air is full of ash.

Vireya said...

Very interesting! That was a lot to fit into one day.

Brigitte said...

This must be a very interesting place with lots to see and a great museum.

kiwikid said...

So much for you to see and do in this city.

Leonore Winterer said...

Sounds like some nice exploring you did there! I like those statues around the city, and I do love nature museums.