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Art Museum Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Shimada Art Museum
    13 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.

    We had yuzu juice, coffee, blueberry cheesecake muffins and tea - fabulous setting, books, art work on sale, well managed and very Japanese - highly recommend

  • Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto
    108 Reviews
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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.

    We learnt so much about the surronding areas form this Museum. Lots of information on the earthquake that hit Kumamot a year ago, the hardship and the rebuilding and restoration they are currently...

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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.
  • Sakamoto Zenzo Museum of Art
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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.
  • Yoh Shomei Art Museum
    32 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...

  • Yatsushiro Municipal Museum Mirai no Mori Museum
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    Kumamoto Yatsushiro-shi Nishimatsuejomachi 12-35
  • Yunomae Manga Art Museum
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    Kumamoto Kuma-gun Yunomaemachi 1834-1
  • Sumiokakijibaseisakusho
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumagunnishikimachi Nishi Hara of Muta 104-2
  • 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
  • Komingei Sanjiturokuban
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiogunimachi Akababa 2344
  • kazenoka Aso onokatuhiko Art Museum
    1 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiasomura Nagano 2514-20

    震災の大きな被害から一年で再開されました。 作品は素晴らしく、お手が義手ということを抜きにしてもどの作品は心に訴えかけるもので自分を振り返る時を過ごしました。

Kumamoto Main Areas


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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