Image: Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Memorial Museum

Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Memorial Museum

A bridge connecting the past and the future

At the main pavilion of the expo, the latest image technology and others dynamically introduce great accomplishments and great men in Saga at Bakumatsu-Meiji period.
About 40 people as one group enter every nine minutes.

Image: “Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration” Experience Theater

“Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration” - Experience Theater

The time slips to the time of 1868 by opening door.
A large round screen spreading from the floor to the whole wall will bring you back to Saga 150 years ago and introduce the dynamics of Saga of those days to you in a dramatic way.

“Technology” - Wind-up Theater

A cross-media show where movements by live performers and images and sounds projected on the screen expresses engineers who invented Saga's advanced skills at the time and the thought of the 10th generation lord of Saga clan, Naomasa Nabeshima who led those engineers.

Image: “Gimmick” Theater

Image: “People” -Round Theater of Wise Man

“People” - Round Theater of Wise Man

Born in Saga at the end of the Tokugawa period, the wise men had nurtured their talents under the leadership of Naomasa Nabeshima and participated actively in the Meiji New Government.
If they meet in one place with a monitor interlocking round theater, you will be able to have an experience as if you are present at the place of the wise men's talking.

“Ambition” - Kotonoha Musubi

Each and every one of the visitors who were inspired by forerunners’ "will" in each scene writes his or her "words" on camphor leaves as its motif and attaches it to the big tree in order to think the will profoundly.

Image: “Ambition” -Kotonoha Musubi

The details of facilities

2-1-35 Jōnai, Saga City (Ichimura Memorial Gymnasium)
9: 30 thru 18: 00 (Admission is until 17: 30)
Opening hours are extended from 8:30 until 19:00 on Tue. January 1 to Thurs. January 3.(final entry at 18:30)
Open every day
Admission fee
(From the direction of Saga station)
• About 20 minutes on foot to the direction of the prefectural government office building
•Get off a bus at “Kenchōmae”, the bus stop in front of the Prefectural government office(Central main street), from the direction of Saga station bus center and then about 3 minutes on foot
(Highway use)
• About 25 minutes from Nagasaki Expressway Saga Yamato interchange
(From Kyushu Saga International Airport)
•Get off a bus at "prefectural government office building" and then about 2 minutes on foot
Parking Lot
•Saga Shrine outer garden parking lot (2-1 Jōnai, Saga City / free)
Parking is free for up to 3 hours for those who have an entrance ticket to Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Memorial Museum. After complimentary three parking hours normal parking fee will be charged.
*Park your cars in Prefectural Office South parking lot (1-6 Jonai Saga) from January 1to 8 as Saga Shrine outer garden parking lot will be congested with visitors not only to Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Memorial Museum but to the Saga Shrine.
•Prefectural Office South Building staff parking lot (near 1-6 Jōnai, Saga City / free)
Contact address
Phone: 0952-37-0181
Fax: 0952-37-0182
Assistance dog (guide dog, hearing assistance dog, partner dog) Accompanied admission
Baby strollers
Toilets for the disabled
One for men and one women, respectively in the hall
Multipurpose Toilet, one location
Parking for the disabled
•Bakumatsu-Meiji Restoration Memorial Museum (Ichimura Memorial Gymnasium / 2-1-35 Jōnai, Saga City)(2 cars)
•Parking is prepared at the outer garden of the Saga Shrine (2-1 Jōnai, Saga City)(3 cars)

Directions to other facilities

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