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Kagoshima City Museum of Art
4-36 Shiroyama-cho, Kagoshima-city, Kagoshima Pref., 892-0853

This museum was built at the ruins of Ninomaru, the site of Tsurumaru Castle. Satsuma feudal lord, Shimazu family used to live there. The museum exhibites regional works made by Kiyoteru Kuroda, Takeji Todo, Eisaku Wada as well as Impressionist's works such as Claud Monet, Pierre- Auguste Renoir and Paul CÚzanne. There are also sculptural works by Rodin.

Open: 9:30 - 18:00
Closed: Mon., New Year's Holidays.

Kagoshima Prefectural Museum of Culture
5-1 Shiroyama-cho, Kagoshima-city, Kagoshima Pref., 892-0853

This museum was built for the cerabration of the 100 years anniversary after the Meiji restration, at the ruins of Honmaru, the site of Tsurumaru Castle. Human and Cultural art, Histry, Fork Art, Fine Art as well as Craft Art related Kagoshima prefecture are exhibited. The space of regular exhibition hall has been renovated in 1996, to contribute for the people in the town as the Multimedia learning center. The tipical farm house in Kyushu region as well as the ritual stone monument are exhibited outside of the building in the site.

Open: 9:00-17:00
Closed: Mon., 25th every month, New Year's Holidays.

Kodama Museum
8251-1 Shimohukumoto-cho, Kagoshima-city, Kagoshima Pref., 891-0144

The Kodama Museum was established in 1985 to exhibit the private collection of the KODAMA family. The collection includes 150 ancient literature works, 100 pieces of pottery and porcelain and 350 modern paintings.

Open: 10:00 - 16:00
Closed: Monday and Dec.1-Jan.3

Shoko Shuseikan
9698-1 Yohino-cho, Kagoshima-city, Kagoshima Pref., 892-0871

The Shoko Shuseikan was founded in the Taisho period and exhibits various items from the collection of the SHIMAZU family. These include armor, literature, paintings, Satsuma glassware, Satsuma-yaki as well as folkcrafts of the region.

Open: March 16-October: 8:30-17:30, November-March 15: 8:30 - 17:20
Closed: Please call

Nagashima Museum of Art
3-42-18 Take, Kagoshima-city, Kagoshima Pref., 890-0045

The Nagashima Museum of Art was founded in 1998 to exhibit modern paintings from overseas as well as Satsuma-yaki. More than 1,000 form the collection. Special events are held regularly.

Open: 9:00 - 17:00
Closed: Please call

Miyake Museum of Art
4319 Taniyama chuo 1 chome, Kagoshima-city, Kagoshima Pref., 891-0141

The Miyake Museum of Art was founded in 1987 and exhibits more than 500 pieces of Naeshirogawa-yaki, Ryumonji-yaki, Satsuma-yaki, and contemporary ceramic ware. The collection also includes modern and contemporary paintings by regional artists.

Open: 10:00 - 16:30
Closed: Monday and Dec.29-Jan.3

Naeshirogawa Folk Pottery Museum
456 Miyama, Higashi Ichiki-cho, Hioki-gun, Kagoshima Pref., 899-2431

The Naeshirogawa Folk Pottery Museum was founded in 1969 to exhibit Korean pottery, Kuro Satsuma as well as other folk pottery of the region.

Open: 8:00 - 17:00
Closed: Jan.1, please call for further details


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