The Fukoka City Museum was opened in October 1990 as a place to exhibit the history and folklore of the region. Fukuoka is located in the far west of Japan, and since ancient times it has been Japan’s "doorstep" for exchange between Korea and the Eurasia region. The museum exhibits both the native history of the region as well as the cultural and physical exchanges in the area.
It is located on a vast 50,000m2, and between the front gate and the museum is a pond. As you head into the museum, 4 bronze statues on either side will greet you which are made by the modern-day French master Bourdelle.
Learn about Fukuoka history and folk culture
The exhibits are divided into permanent exhibits, scheduled exhibits, and special exhibits. The permanent exhibit is themed around "The People Who Lived in Fukuoka and Asia", in this exhibit is shown the national treasure golden stamp Kannowanonanokokuou (漢委奴国王) as well as the Hakata Gion Yamakasa, allowing you to experience Fukuoka history in culture. There are cycled exhibitions every 2 months and special exhibits about 5-6 times per year, with exhibits showing both Japan’s history as well as history from around the world.
The museum also has toys from Asia and Kyushu, musical instruments, national costumes you can take photographs with, the "hands on learning room", a tea room, common room, and a museum shop.
The museum is open until 19:30 except for during July, August, and public holidays (open until 19:00 at these times). Admission to the permanent exhibit is 200 yen, and the special exhibitions vary based on contents.
You can access the museum by car, bus, or train. To get there by train, take the Fukuoka Subway Airport Line(市営地下鉄空港線) to Nishijin Station (西新駅) and from there you can walk 15min or take the Nishitetsu bus for 10~15min. You can also get off at Fujisaki Station (藤崎駅) and take the Nishitetsu from there (10minute bus ride). You can also take the JR Sanyo Shinkansen to Hakata station (博多駅) and take the Nishitetsu from there which is about 25 minutes. By car, take the city highway to the Momochi Ramp (百道ランプ) and it’ll take you about 3 minutes. The museum has free parking for about 250 cars.
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Description: Fukuoka City Museum
|Sights||Fukuoka City Museum (福岡市博物館)|
3 Chome−1−1 Momochihama, Sawara Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 092-845-5011 / Fax: 092-845-5019|
Tuesday:09:30-17:30 (Last entry by: 17:00)
Wednesday:09:30-17:30 (Last entry by: 17:00)
Thursday:09:30-17:30 (Last entry by: 17:00)
Friday:09:30-17:30 (Last entry by: 17:00)
Saturday:09:30-17:30 (Last entry by: 17:00)
Sunday:09:30-17:30 (Last entry by: 17:00)
|Closed dates||Monday NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY|
|Admission Fee||Pay admission: 200yen|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|