My Favorites

My Tokyo Guide

See something interesting? Click on the heart button in the article to add a page from this site to My Favorites.

Main content starts here.

Updated: October 1, 2019

Statue of Saigo Takamori 西郷隆盛像

Ueno Park, Taito City, Tokyo

Looking out over Ueno stands one of Japan's most iconic historical figures and his loyal dog

As you enter Ueno Park, you’ll stumble across a striking statue of a man and his dog, immortalized in bronze. This statue is of the legendary samurai Saigo Takamori, one of the most influential samurai in all of Japan. A man often dubbed as the ‘last true samurai', the statue is an iconic Ueno landmark.

Takamori was the inspiration behind the Hollywood blockbuster film ‘The Last Samurai'. A man of many talents Takamori led Japanese fighters during the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion, and also wrote poetry under the name Saigo Nanshu.

How to Get There

  • Keisei Ueno StationKeisei Line1 min on foot

Opening Hours

  • 5:00-23:00
    MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundays

    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
  • Closing days: New Year's holidays

Price

Free

Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesSmoking areasParking

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

HOME > Statue of Saigo Takamori