Fukuoka Museums

(Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan)

City viewThe modern city of Fukuoka houses a number of equally modern museums, as well as many more historical and cultural museums. Culture buffs visiting Fukuoka will be pleasantly surprised with the offerings.

Those looking for something to entertain little ones will not have to look far, as the Saibu Gas Museum provides a number of interactive exhibits alongside optical illusions.

Fukuoka's main museums are detailed below.

Fukuoka City Museum

Address: 1-1 Momochihama 3 Chome, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka City, 814-0001, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 092 845 1410
This museum documents the history and evolution of the city through multi-media presentations and displays. Fukuoka City Museum houses exhibition rooms, a reading room, lecture rooms and an experimental study room. The Golden Snake Seal, a famous national treasure discovered in 1784, can also be found here.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 09:30 to 17:00
Admission: charge

Saibu Gas Museum

Address: 3-9-20 Momochi-hama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka City, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 092 845 1410
This futuristic museum is great for kids of all ages, as well as for the young at heart. The Saibu Gas Museum is designed to challenge perceptions and offers optical illusions, exciting works of art, and a number of exhibitions providing colour, artistic flair and entertainment.
Open hours: daily - hours vary
Admission: no charge

Hakata Machiya (Furusato-Kan) Folk Museum

Address: 6-10 Reizen-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, 812-0039, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 092 281 7761
Dedicated to the traditional Hakata culture and home to a number of restored merchants' houses, the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum features past recordings of the region's rather distinctive local dialect, which can be heard through antique phones. The museum is located in the Nakasu-kawabata area of Fukuoka City and also contains a huge array of interesting handicrafts, while a gift shop completes the main attractions here.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:30
Admission: charge, concessions available