The Statue of Takamori Saigo is a bronze statue of Takamori Saigo by sculptor Koun Takamura, erected in Ueno Park. It is one of the symbolic landmarks of Tokyo.
The statue is called the “Three Greats of the Meiji Restoration” in reference to Saigo along with Katsura Kogoro of Choshu and Okubo Toshimichi of Satsuma, who were active from the end of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period.
In addition, bronze statues of Saigo Takamori were erected in Saigo Park and Kagoshima City Museum of Art in Kagoshima Prefecture, Saigo’s hometown.
|Statue of Takamori Saigo
|Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
10 minutes walk from Park Exit of Ueno Station
Popular Spots Nearby Ueno
- Ameya Alley – A shopping street with over 400 stores. -Distance 0.3Km
- National Museum of Nature and Science: Located in Ueno Onshi Park. It houses and exhibits a collection of approximately 3.6 million items. -Distance 0.5Km
- Former Iwasaki Residence Garden: The former residence and garden of the Iwasaki family, the founding family of The Mitsubishi Zaibatsu