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You are in: Fukuoka: Places To Go: Fukuoka City Museum

3-1-1, Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
Open:General: 9:30am to 5:30pm (last admission 5pm) July and August 9:30am to 7:30pm except Sundays. (Last admission 7:00pm)
Closed:Monday, or the following day if Monday is a national holiday, and from Dec.28th to Jan. 4th.
200yen, High school and University Students, 150yen, Elementary and Junior high school students, 100yen. Reductions for groups.


Fukuoka City Museum
Type: Museum/Gallery  (Qjmp: 7014)

Main City Museum

Information by Staff

"The key theme of the Fukuoka City Museum is the history of the region and lifestyles of the people, against a backdrop of the relationship between Fukuoka and the rest of the world. and the role the city has played as a center of exchange in East Asia."

So says the info blurb in the Museum's English language leaflet. The museum features a number of permanent exibitions as well as special exhibitions. Opened in 1990 as part of the Momochi redevelopment this museum looks far better on the outside than much of what it contains. Some of the visiting exhibitions are excellent though....

The major exhibit is the "Kin-in" (gold-seal) which was discovered in 1784 in Shikanoshima. It is cast in gold in the form of a coiled snake and has an inscription on the face in Chinese characters. It was given to the King of the State of Na (which occupied the Fukuoka plain) by the Chinese Han Dynasty Emperor Kobu. It demonstrates the significance of the Fukuoka region at the time, both internationally and domestically.

There is an extensive English language homepage (see sidebar)

By underground: 15 minutes from Hakata station, 10 minutes from Tenjin station. Get off at Nishijin and use exit no1. 15 minutes walk from exit.

By Nishitetsu Bus. 30 minutes from Hakata station, 15 minutes from Tenjin. 1) Take bus to Noko Ferry port Nishiko-shita and Muromi Danchi (via expressway) and get off at Hakubutsukan kita-guchi. Short walk. 2) Take bus to Fukuoka Tower Minami guchi and Fujisaki via expressway and get off at Hakubutsukan kita-guchi. Short walk. 3) Take bus to Nishijin or Fujisaki and get off at Shuyukan-mae bus stop. 15 minute walk.

15 min from Nishijin st'n on foot.

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First published Mon Aug 07, 2000
    Updated Mon Jun 18, 2001

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