According to UNESCO's website, the site testifies the successful transfer of Western Industrialization to a non-Western nation. From the middle of the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, Japan was in the rapid industrialization, supported by the key industrial sectors such as shipbuilding, iron and steel, and coal mining.
If the specific sites can speak, it can tell us how Japan has achieved its technological superpower from its humble beginnings-- from trial and error experimentation aided by Western textbooks, followed by the importation of Western technology, until the full-blown industrialization where the Japanese were able to actively adapt the Western technology suited to their needs.
The Sites of Industrial Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, scattered in eight prefectures in Japan, was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 5, 2015.
Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining (the Component Parts in Kagoshima):
-Terayama Charcoal Klin
-Sekiyoshi Sluice Gate of Yoshino Leat
Senganen Garden can be accessed by the Kagoshima City View bus to Senganen-mae bus stop (190 yen per ride or 600 yen for a 1-day pass, departures every 30 minutes). The surviving structures of Shuseikan Industrial Complex can also be found along Senganen grounds.
The garden is open daily, from 8:30-17:30. Admission costs 1000 yen.
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