Kumamoto Prefectural Ancient Burial Mound Museum

Kumamoto Prefectural Ancient Burial Mound Museum, Yamaga

Kumamoto Prefectural Ancient Burial Mound Museum

Kumamoto Prefectural Ancient Burial Mound Museum
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Explore-Kumamoto
Kumamoto, Japan32 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
The Decorated Tumulus Museum opened in the early 1990's, the museum building being designed by one of Japan's most famous architects: Tadeo Ando. Designed in the shape of a keyhole it is set on the Iwabaru plateau looking out over a group of tumuli, of which many are yet to be opened and investigated. One of them, the Yokoyama Tumulus can be entered with a guide between 09:30 and 16:30, ask at the museum for details

These days the museum feels a little sad and forlorn which is a shame as the subject matter is interesting with recreations of 12 of the many decorated kofun tombs that are scattered all over northern Kumamoto, as well as the objects found inside them.

Unless you need a giggle or a 20 min nap give the free film a miss it obviously has not been updated since the early 90's and there are no English subtitles.

The museum is child friendly with large grounds to explore, free entrance and some colouring and craft activities to do.

If you want to read more about the museum before you go please look at the full review on the Explore Kumamoto website.
Written February 29, 2016
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