Takamori Saigo (alias: Nanshu Saigo), a notable figure in the Late Edo period, was exiled from mainland Kagoshima to Amami Oshima in the time before the Meiji Restoration. He spent 3 years on Amami in Tatsugo, where he married a local woman named Aikana of the Ryu household, and had two children with her. At the Saigo Nanshu Former Residence Site, there are artifacts related to Saigo and his legacy, a cherry tree he planted himself, as well as an epitaph written by Kaishu Katsu.
【Adress】166-1 Tatsugo-cho Tatsugo, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture 894-0321
【Phone Number】+81 (0)997-62-3368
【Transportation】Approx. 40 minute drive from Naze Port; Approx. 25 minute drive from Amami Airport.