Fukuoka Art Galleries
(Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan)
Art galleries around the city of Fukuoka vary greatly and have plenty of historic pieces on offer. With paintings from various Chinese dynasties and examples of traditional, local handicrafts, many tourists visit the city's main art galleries and find the Fukuoka Art Museum particularly impressive, being known for its contemporary art works by Andy Warhol and other famous world-class artists.
Additional popular galleries include the renowned Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, and also the Asian Art Museum, both of which have something quite unique to offer.
Fukuoka Art Museum
Address: Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, 810-0052, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 092 714 6051
The Fukuoka Art Museum stands to one side of Ohori Park and specialises in a range of art works, including pieces from many areas of Asia. Ranging from historic Japanese sculptures and antiquities, to striking contemporary paintings by famous modernist artists around the world, the gallery is split over two floors and features plenty to pass the time.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 09:30 to 17:00
Asian Art Museum
Address: 7 / 8th Floor, Riverain Centre Building, 3-1 Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 092 771 8600
The impressive Asian Art Museum can be found in the heart of the city. Boasting a collection of over 1,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures and prints, the museum is also home to a popular educational arts centre.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 20:00
Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
Address: 2-1, Tenjin 5-chome, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, 810-0001, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 092 715 3551
This fascinating museum was established in 1964 with the intention of exhibiting local arts and crafts. The collection at the Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art has been extended to include modern art, although the displays still heavily feature Hakata weaving, pottery and more traditional paintings.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 18:00
Address: Tamaya, 3-7-30 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 092 271 1111
This impressive collection of artefacts belongs to Tanakamaru Zenhachi, founder of the Tamaya department store chain. Exhibitions at the Tanakamaru Collection change several times throughout the year, with a previous selection having formerly been on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York
, and later at the Seattle Art Museum.
Open hours: Wednesday to Monday - 10:00 to 19:00