Art Museum Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto
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    4.0
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Kamitorichou 2-3 Plums Bear Sun Hall Kaikan 3F
    Opened in 2002, the Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto is an art museum spreading Kumamoto’s beloved artistic culture far and wide with the works of Kumamoto and Kyushu-born artists active nationwide. With a child-rearing space and childcare studio (Kids Factory) it can be enjoyed by families too. Travel 15 minutes from JR Kumamoto Station by bus or tram, and alight at Torichosuji.

    This museum was a fill in due to so much of the city being renovated; main tourist interest places are closed or limited access.

  • KUMAMOTO PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART (Main Building)
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    4.0
    60 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Ninomaru 2
    This prefectural art museum is on the grounds of Ninomaru Park. It has a wide range of work on display, including paintings, crafts, and a collection of prints from Kumamoto-born artist Hamada Chimei. There's also a room with a reproduction of the decorated tombs found in the prefecture. The museum has high ceilings, and its large windows look out on the wooded surroundings. They hold regular programs too like museum seminars and workshops for kids.

    Honestly, we did not pay money to visit the museum, but you can visit the gift shop no charge. Check out the beautiful Higo jewelry for a wonderful souvenier.

  • Yoh Shomei Art Museum
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiasomura Kawayou 5988-20
    "An art museum which displays around 40 original drawings and other works of art by picture book creator Shomei Yoh. Situated on a lush, green hill, the museum has a walking course on the hill's vast grass-covered plain called ""Picture Book Lane."" Inside, visitors are greeted by Jake, a dog appearing in Yoh's books; as well as Blue Bee, the blue bee who brings happiness. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy a wonderful tea time in the museum's cafe. The museum also holds original drawing exhibitions. The museum's shop sells a variety of items perfect for gifts and souvenirs, including stuffed animals, picture books, framed pictures, and prints."

    It was a surprise! As we are a tourist that just dropped by the place and take a look without too much expectation, the founder showed up and explained us how he started it 15 years ago...and showed...

  • Shimada Art Museum
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshinishiku Shimasaki 4-5-28
    This is a museum which is famous for storing brushwork masterpieces and belongings of the master swordsmen, Miyamoto Musashi. Exhibits are focused on a collection of Matomi Shimada who was also a researcher of Miyamoto Musashi. There is also a portrait of Miyamoto Musashi designated as an Important Cultural Property from the prefecture, which is exhibited every spring and autumn for four months. It is a 14-minute walk from the “Daniyama-machi” tram stop.

    There is an impressive collection of artifacts from Shimada personal collection that he gathered over his life time. It is a good collection of helmets and some weapons. There are explanations in...

  • Sakamoto Zenzo Museum of Art
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunogunimachi Kurobuchi 2877
    This art museum is located in the Kurobuchi area of Oguni Town, Aso County. It houses and exhibits works by the Oguni-machi-born abstract artist Zenzo Sakamoto. The exhibition facility consisting of a relocated kominka (old house) is the only one with tatami mats covering the entire interior in Japan, and you can enjoy watching works while sitting on tatami. There are also adjoining facilities such as a museum shop, break room and rental space.

    We plan to visit the museum after the waterfall nearby. Having parked our car, we walked up to the small museum only to be greeted by a lady and told that the museum opens only on Saturday . What a...

  • Tsunagi Art Museum
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Ashikita-gun Tsunagimachi Iwaki 494

    国道3号沿い。企画展300円。モノレールとのセット券500円。1階の企画展示室は撮影禁止も3階の常設展示室は撮影OK。乗り物好きにはモノレールの待ち時間の繋ぎに適しています。

  • Kumamoto Prefectural Art Museum Annex
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    5 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Chibajomachi 2-18

    入館料無料の嬉しい美術館です。地元の幅広い芸術作品を中心に展示する地元密着型で、訪問時は有働孝昭油絵、水彩、素描展や白鷗書道会展などが開催されていました。 熊本城の北側にあり、地震の影響があるものの、堂々とした石垣の様子も眺めることが出来ます。

  • Ashikita Municipal Hoshino Tomi Hiro Art Museum
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Ashikita-gun Ashikitamachi Yunoura 1439-2

    Tomihiro Hoshino was a junior high teacher, and he was injured during his lesson for his students. Unfortunately he had become disabled, his arms and legs couldnt work. He started to draw pictures...

  • Kazenoka Aso Onokatuhiko Art Museum
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiasomura Nagano 2514-20

    震災の大きな爪あとを見ながら美術館に着きました。45歳トラクターの事故で両腕をなくしながら義手で力強い絵と心ふるわす詩を書かれてとても感動しました。

  • Aso Ancient no Go Art Museum
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Aso-shi Ichinomiyamachi Miyaji 6135

    霧島ツツジで有名な仙酔峡へ上る入り口付近にこの美術館がある。入場料¥500- 美術館には珍しく 年中無休らしい。 時間は9:00-17:30 阿蘇神社にkゆかりのある 書画、骨董などが展示されており、館長?らしき年配の男性があれこれ説明してくれ、あの’尾形光琳’の屏風が間近に見れた。 光琳らしい (紅梅図 白梅図のような)水の流れが背景にあり、その手前に存在感のあるようにありふれた白菊...

  • Sunagahakase Art Museum
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunogunimachi Kitazato 460

    北里柴三郎記念館のすぐ近くにあり無料です。係員の説明では、須永博士は詩人で、小国を訪れた際、この地が気に入り美術館を開いたとのこと。民家がそのまま作品展示場となっており、詩と絵画が一体化した作品が展示販売されています。原色を用いた鮮やかな絵画が印象的で、星野富弘の作品を詩、絵画ともにより強烈に、また力強くした感じです。

  • Aso Hakusui Go Art Museum
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiasomura Ichizeki 1247-1

    取付道路を登って行くと行き止まり。どうも美術館らしい建物が見当たりません。駐車場の明示もないため、原っぱに車を停め探しました。すぐに小さなモニュメントが見つかり、美術館に到着。自然を活かした美術館という面ではいいと思いますが、案内表示は明確にした方がいいと思います。肝心の展示はパッチワーク。事前に確認すべきでした。

  • Shiranuhi Art Museum
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    Kumamoto Uki-shi Shiranuhimachi Koura 2352
  • Kobayashi Art Museum (Former Ogata Ya)
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    Kumamoto Tamana-gun Nagomimachi Eta 302
  • Yunomae Manga Art Museum
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    Kumamoto Kuma-gun Yunomaemachi 1834-1
  • Kikuchi Yume Art Museum
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    Kumamoto Kikuchi-shi Wai 1273-1
  • Kunuginomori Art Museum
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunogunimachi Nishizato 2053-19
  • Zootopia Ogurosaburokumikikan
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunogunimachi Kitazato 345
  • Josui Museum Aso Annex
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    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiasomura Hisaishi 3516
  • Miyaharanosatokaigakan
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    Kumamoto Pref. Yatsushirogunhikawachou Miyaharaeikyu 1

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Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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