Explore Japan’s Rich History of Cultural Exchange

Exhibits that educate and inspire in this modern Kyushu museum

The Kyushu National Museum is one of Japan’s four national museums - along with Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara - and the first outside the main island of Honshu. Located in the city of Dazaifu in Fukuoka Prefecture, which has long served as a gateway between Japan and its Asian neighbors, its impressive 3,900-square-meter permanent exhibition is centered on a theme of international cultural exchange, showcasing a wide range of treasures from throughout history.

The museum building itself is also an architectural marvel, boasting a soaring entrance hall and spacious galleries. If you’re traveling with young children, the Ajippa hands-on interactive center
provides hours of entertainment, and the museum shop and café make it easy for the family to pick up souvenirs or relax with a bite to eat.
Located just 35 minutes by train from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station and adjacent to the famous Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, it’s a perfect day trip destination for Kyushu travelers with an eye for cultural history.

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