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Fukuoka City Museum

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Address: 3-1-1 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka 814-0001, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 92-845-5011
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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We visit the exhibition hall which housed the historical development of the City. The exhibition materials seems are of permanent nature. We also visited the adjoining exhibition... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Hong Kong Region, China
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Hong Kong Region, China
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We visit the exhibition hall which housed the historical development of the City. The exhibition materials seems are of permanent nature. We also visited the adjoining exhibition hall which is on "Shogun". The exhibited materials are rich, however, short of descriptions in English. We guess but at least it is a good experience for the young kid. Both halls need... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Wonderful overview of the history of Fukuoka, with an emphasis on its role in early Japanese diplomacy. On the day I visited, there was a special exhibition on the Battle of Sekigahara. Quite interesting, but the English captions/commentary were limited. I was able to cover both the special and permanent exhibitions in roughly 1.5 hours. A pleasant lunch followed in... More 

Thank SydneyVaughn
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A admirable attempt to position Fukuoka as port of Japanese civilisation. It is not. The Mongolian invasion exhibit is interesting though.

1 Thank Sfitseart
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This city museum, fifteen minutes' walk from the Fukuoka Tower, takes you through the history of the region to the present day, which is fascinating. One of the centrepieces is the Gold Seal, given by a Chinese empereror to an emissary from what is now Japan, forming the earliest bit of evidence of the existence of a civilisation on Japan.... More 

Thank Russ H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Located in the Seaside Momochi Area, this museum is one of the famous tourist spots of Fukuoka City such as Fukuoka Tower and Yafuoku Dome gathers. We have combined our visit with a trip to F. Tower and also Yafuoka Dome. Upon entry one sees a large Atrium, Museum shop is quite small at a corner. The exhibition rooms are... More 

Thank J&S_Singapore
Fukuoka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Fairly big and well displayed. Good selection of artifacts although it is mostly typical fare. Cafe has a nice view!

1 Thank Nathan H
The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Local museum, nice restaurant, a bit like the 70tees.... Not expenses, let it be part of your walk through Ohori park.

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The museum gives an overview of Fukuoka over the history. The most interesting us to learn about its international relations as port and place of diplomatic relations. Explanation us given in English although unfortunately there is not much explained about the traditions in town which is one of the nicest parts.

Thank IlseNS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

A well laid out museum, spanning the various periods of Fukuoka - from Nakoku to Korokan to Hakata and finally to contemporary Fukuoka. It is truly educational if one has the patience to read every panel and exhibit and be prepared to spend 2 hours here. The museum has a fairly good portrayal of the first century commerce, trading patterns... More 

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Montana Rose
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Fukuoka has lots of history - I think 1/2 of it is in here. Laid out very educationally. You could spend a full day, but your brain will get tired.

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