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THINGS TO DO > ART & CRAFT Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art

Since its opening in 1974, the Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art has collected mainly the masterpieces of western Japanese, modern, block print, and Eastern as well as Western artists. At present, the museum houses about 6,800 works. It was the first in Japan to integrate a volunteer system, and the volunteers have promoted the practice of describing various works to visitors and activities to further art education.

A space to display the works of local artists is set up in the Citizen’s Gallery on the first floor. In an effort to introduce as many kinds of small works – like prints and rough sketches – as possible, there is also a special exhibition space on the third floor for themed mini-exhibitions, which regularly take place.

*About the Museum: Area – main building: 7,864 square meters (84,650 square feet); annex: 2,800 square meters (30,140 square feet)

*Accessibility: Priority parking for people with disabilities; wheelchair-accessible bathrooms; wheelchair rental; wheelchair ramp; elevator; changing tables; textured paving blocks for the visually impaired; guide dogs permitted

*Discounts: Available for persons with disabilities and senior citizens


Photo by Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art

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Take Nishitetsu Bus No. 7M from JR Tobata Station and get off at Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art.

Nishi-sayagatani-machi21-1, Tobata Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka pref.