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Kyushu National Museum

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Address: 4-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu 818-0118, Fukuoka Prefecture
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+81 92-918-2807

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Small exhibit

The museum building itself is quite large and beautiful. The had 2 exhibits: a cheaper one on the 4th floor and the more expensive one on the 3rd floor. I went to the cheaper one... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Macey B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum building itself is quite large and beautiful. The had 2 exhibits: a cheaper one on the 4th floor and the more expensive one on the 3rd floor. I went to the cheaper one which was only 450¥. It wasn't super exciting but it was fine for the price and I did enjoy the audio tour. I wouldn't go... More 

Thank Macey B
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

As advertised, was this is the first new "National Museum " in one hundred years. The building is massive with no expense spared. The galleries are all spacious with high ceilings and excellent display settings. But ... the contents are primarily what has been unearthed in archeological digs in the Kyushu region and much of it is not at all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

When visiting the shrine, take your time to visit the museum. The building is set hidden in a mountain (you access it via a huge escalator). Japan history & modern architecture. Displayed the history of japan.

Thank Robert C
Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I saw many artifacts from Korean dynasty. Funny, I forgot I was at a Japanese museum because Fukuoka is very near to Korea so they share culture from the past. There was a school trip, so many elementary kids were there. The museum was big, there's also audio set for many languages you can borrow.

Thank Donna M L
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The museum has a beautiful exterior and interior. It consisted of several display from Japan as well as other countries in Asia. However, Im not a museum type of guys so it is not that interesting for me.

Thank Itthinan A
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic creative worked and lot of performance over there..... reching access also high thinking.....

Thank DarshanaASD
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

A great well planned museum which provides much history about Kyushu in general. From pre-history through to modern times. Very interesting information about Kyushu as a cultural bridge between China/Korea and Japan. Quite small, but well put togther 1-2 hours would be enough and then visit other local attractions although experts will want more time here. Tip: if you start... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

OK. It`s a museum. In some respects it has a lot of art work, just of a much earlier period. I visited when the Terracotta Army display was on. You pay extra for the extra exhibit displays. I didnt have enough time to be able to spend as much time as I would like at the Museum so I will... More 

Thank Keith E
Nantes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Remarkable modern museum on the history of Kyushu and Japan. Great exhibits superbly presented. Interesting architecture. Good museum shop and great temporary exhibitions. One of the trip's highlights for culture lovers.

Thank JFLR187198
Markham, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I was slightly disappointed with my visit to this museum as I was hoping to learn more about Japanese culture. However, I felt that I was learning more about Chinese history, especially since the special exhibit was featuring the Terracotta Warriors. Not that I don't appreciate or enjoy learning about Chinese history (especially since some aspects of Japanese and Chinese... More 

Thank Melissa L

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