Kitahara Hakushu Memorial Park

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of renowned poet Kitahara Hakushu’s birth, Kitahara Hakushu Memorial Park (consisting of Hakushu’s birthplace and a museum) was opened in 1985 to release and display his valuable literary materials and relics. Constructed right beside the house where he was born, the museum’s first floor displays materials relating to the history and folklore of Yanagawa’s riverside district, while the second floor is dedicated to Kitahara Hakushu’s life story and significant achievements. The museum’s exterior “namako” walls are made with mud and plaster and are unique to Yanagawa, giving visitors a sense of the city’s poetic sentiment, which was also the background of Hakushu’s works. A special exhibition is held in November along with the Hakushu Festival.

*About the Museum: Total Area – 963.318 square meters (about 10,369 square feet)
*Accessibility: Wheelchair accesible bathrooms; wheelchair rental; wheelchair ramp; elevator

Address 832-0065 40-11 Okinohata Town, Yanagawa City, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:0944-73-8940 
Kitahara Hakushu Memorial Park
Fees Individual Admission: Adults – 400 Yen; Students (All Ages) – 350 Yen; Children – 150 Yen
and Holidays
December 29 – January 1
Parking Unavailable
Access By train and car – A 10 minute drive from Nishitetsu “Yanagawa” Station
By car – A 40 minute drive from the Yame or Nankan Interchange off the Kyushu Expressway
By bus – A 5 minute walk from Nanchiku Kotsu Bus or Horikawa Bus “Ohana Mae” stop
Times Available 9am – 4:30pm (December – January)/5pm (February, March, October and November)/5:30pm (April through July and September)/6pm (August)
Area Chikugo Area
Genre Museums and Resource Centers (History and Culture)

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