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Kyushu National Museum

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must visit muesum

As one of three national museums in Japan this one is a must visit when in Dazaifu. Since its... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
Oslo, Norway
calligraphy exhibit

While in Fukuoka our Japanese friends took us to visit this museum and Dazaifu temple. The building... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2018
Wilmette, Illinois
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4-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu 818-0118, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum would be worth going to even if there was nothing in it. The building and its setting are amazing. But even better, when we were there, the museum was hosting a showing of some of the many artworks from the Okura Collection. This...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pamelaao2018
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Short and sweet it was the Best Museum I visited in Japan The exhibits and the Building The building worth visit just to look at it and the museum is highest quality world wide dedicated to Japan and Asia culture.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank garryUKLancs
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Plenty of English to make it a place you should visit if you're in the area around Fukuoka/Hakata. Artifacts and history over 1000 years ago through modern times.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank chocolate_dreamer
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This museum is highly recommended when visiting Dazaifu. The building surrounded by the hills and greens plus the exhibits about Japan and its neibours - a very enjoyable half-day visit for me and the family. Loved it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank allencao3
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Short walk 15-20mins walk from train station. Modern architecture and interior museum. Permanent exhibition is located on 4th floor. Exhibition is very interesting, but photo is not allow.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mollymoon_26
Reviewed May 25, 2018

As one of three national museums in Japan this one is a must visit when in Dazaifu. Since its located close to other sighs its a no brainer to take the trip. Got a interesting permanent exhibition and if you are lucky there will also...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ChunChunMaru
Reviewed February 15, 2018

While in Fukuoka our Japanese friends took us to visit this museum and Dazaifu temple. The building is very interestint with its ceiling in wood. I would have rated this museum average but now they have a calligraphy exhibit which is most interesting. We also...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mflyon
Reviewed February 8, 2018

this museum is very big and very modern and presents the history of Kyushu in a very interesting way for visitors

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

There were not much to see considering a huge size of the building. Pricey though. Actually there was only one floor to see things. No interactive media. Nothing much to see here.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Nutharin
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Spent a day in Dazaifu (while visiting Fukuoka for a few days) and decided to pay a visit to this museum. The building alone is worth the visit! The exhibits explain things very well, and puts Kyushu firmly into the context of Japanese history in...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Oct'14 - Kyushu Nat'l Museum pre-sale tickets (4 Replies)
We are planning to go to Kyushu National Museum for 2 days to view the "Treasured Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei" on Oct 9th & 10th, 2014. I am able to book hotel and plane tickets, but unfortunately, I can't seem to find any place that I can buy admission tickets ahead of time. If would be very costly if I get to Fukuoka for the sole purpose of seeing the exhibition, but cannot get in because admission tickets is sold out. Any help is hugely appreciated!
August 07, 2014|
Response fromShibuyakko|
I've never heard of any museum admission tickets being sold out, ever. You might have to queue a bit but I think you're worried about nothing, especially you're going on weekdays.
Who was the Prayer Man ? (3 Replies)
I walked back from Kyushu National Museum to Main Street from enchanting Temple Area. Young man on corner of street continuously chanting some type of prayer dressed in a sort of period costume and large flat hat. He was a wonderful sight , any information on him would be appreciated.
November 14, 2012|
Response fromWorldtravenut|
Many thanks i`m sure he was genuine....certainly added to the atmosphere.