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  • Statue of Saigo Takamori

Statue of Saigo Takamori

西郷隆盛像

Description

The Statue of Saigo Takamori stands in Sanoudai-hiroba in Ueno Park, where you can enjoy cherry blossoms in full bloom in spring. Saigo Takamori was one of the main leaders of the Meiji Restoration. It is said that he negotiated the bloodless surrender of Edo Castle to save many people's lives. He is also noted for his success in establishing schools, police and banks, which became the basis of modern Japan. The statue was built in 1898, 21 years after his death, by the Japanese sculptor, Takamura Koun. It is a bronze statue 370.1 cm in height, 256.7 cm around the chest and with feet that are 55.1 cm long. His pet dog, Tsun, stands next to him. The statue depicts Saigo Takamori taking a walk in a kimono and sandals called zori. It is a two-minute walk from Ueno Station on the JR, Tokyo Metro Ginza and Hibiya Lines.

Location Information

  • Address

    Ueno-koen Park, 5-20, Uenokouen, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 110-0007

  • Nearest Station
    Ueno Station
    ・ Hokkaido Shinkansen Line
    ・ Tohoku Shinkansen Line
    ・ Akita Shinkansen Line
    ・ Yamagata Shinkansen Line
    ・ Joetsu Shinkansen Line
    ・ Hokuriku Shinkansen Line
    ・ JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
    ・ JR Yamanote Line
    ・ JR Tohoku Main Line
    ・ JR Utsunomiya Line
    ・ JR Takasaki Line
    ・ JR Joban Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
    2 minutes on foot Keisei Ueno Station
    ・Keisei Main Line
    ・Narita Sky Access
    1 minutes on foot

  • Phone Number
    03-3828-5644

    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.

  • Hours
    Every day 5:00am - 11:00pm