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Saigo Takamori Statue

Ueno Park, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
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Statue of an influential samurai

I came across this statue inside Ueno park. Realised that he was one of the most influential... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
LG_Kay
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Singapore, Singapore
DID YOU EXPECT KEN WATENABE?

Though we have a different image of the Last Samurai, this statue, which I tripped over in Ueno... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Warner L
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Pasadena, California
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Ueno Park, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I came across this statue inside Ueno park. Realised that he was one of the most influential samurai in Japanese history. If you are in Ueno park, good to look out for it, take a photo and move on.

Thank LG_Kay
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Though we have a different image of the Last Samurai, this statue, which I tripped over in Ueno Park by accident, really does look more like someone from the late 19th century. The dog indicates a certain gentleness of the fierce warrior. In the late...More

Thank Warner L
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Saigo Takamori was one of the most influential samurai in Japanese history and one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji Restoration. But why did they erect his statute in a casual “yukata” instead of a formal samurai kimono?

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This was an interesting piece to Ueno Park. I see that he was a Samurai and later I will read up more on it to fully appreciate the piece. It wasn’t a highlight but not a bad addition to Ueno.

Thank Daniel A
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

One of the many things to see in the Ueno area. Maybe not a must do, but this area is so interesting with so much history, the area is a must do. Saigō Takamori is described as one of the most influential samurai in Japanese...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Saigo Takamori was an important person in modern Japan history. You can say he changed the history of Japan. The statue has its special meaning to Japan history lovers. I recommended one should stop by here to see the statue.

Thank cmchou
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

As you are coming up from Taito Ameyoko Shopping street into Ueno park and Zoo (see separate reviews) , stop for a couple of minutes to admire this samurai statue and see how Japanese commemorate their heritage .. Not a must but worth the minute...More

Thank saul g
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We were very interested in seeing this statue as we had recently visited Hakodate which was the "last stand" of the samurai during the Boshin War of 1867. The Boshin War was between the samurai and government forces, during the period that the emperor was...More

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

This statue is located in Ueno Park which designated in 1873 as the first park in Japan. Many tourists will stop by and take a picture in front of the statue. Great place to view cherry blossom. In the surrounding area, so many things to...More

Thank ILoveFoodComa
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

It sits at the entrance to the park if you arrive by JR at the garden gate exit this will be the first thing you will see. Takamori was dubbed the last true samurai and apparently one of the most influential in the late Edo,...More

Thank Oldjack
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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
...More
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