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Art Museum Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Kagoshima City Museum of Art
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Shiroyamachou 4-36
    This is a private art museum which is built on the ruins of Tsurumaru Castle Ninomaru which was once the castle of the Satsuma Lord Shimazu. The collection focuses on works by local writers and Western art since the 19th century. It also has oil paintings by Cezanne and a “Water Lily” painting by Monet. The collection of paintings depicting Sakurajima, the symbol of Kagoshima, is also spectacular. It is a 16-minute walk from Kagoshima Station.

    First room is mostly European artists, some very famous. There were some works Id not seen before. 2nd room more Japanese artists. Not huge but ok for entrance fee of ¥300 for permanent collection...

  • Nagashima Art Museum
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    4.5
    48 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Take 3-42-18
    An art museum opened as part of Kagoshima City 100th anniversary celebrations in 1989. Visitors are greeted by Rodin’s “The Thinker” at the main entrance. The museum displays some 1,000 pieces, including paintings and sculptures, by international artists like Rodin and Chagall, as well as Satsuma ware. The museum also holds special exhibitions in a dedicated space one to two times a year. After checking out the museum, visitors can enjoy a casual light meal or cup of tea in the museum’s café, which boasts a sweeping view of Sakurajima and Kagoshima City.

    We visited this museum on our last day in Kagoshima. The most memorable museum was the Chiran Peace museum but this came a close second for different reasons. The museum was established 20 years ago...

  • Kirishima Open-Air Museum
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    4.5
    75 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Airagunyusuichou Koba 6340-220
    An expansive outdoor art museum located on a plateau 700 meters above sea level on Mt. Kurinodake (1,094 meters) in Yusuicho, Airagun, Kagoshima Prefecture. The extensive grounds are dotted with 23 works of art by Japanese and international artists which make use of the local terrain and natural beauty. One of the distinguishing features of the museum’s pieces is that in addition to be able to be enjoyed visually, visitors are free to touch and even lean on them. Most museum goers enjoy taking photos together with the unique exhibits. The distinctive rectangular art hall contains the museum’s indoor exhibits and special exhibitions as well as a cafeteria where visitors can take a break.

    I had wanted to see Kusama’s work but didn’t realize how much more there was to see at this museum. My son and husband expected to be finished very quickly but we were there for a couple of hours...

  • Kasasa Art Museum
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Minamisatsuma Kasasacho Akogi 8670

    野間半島まで残り10kmほど、海側に設けられた展望パーキングの下。渡り廊下でつながる南欧風の建物が特徴的。ここでは絵画などに限らず、眼下の東シナ海に浮かぶ沖秋目島や、その岩肌なども作品になっていた。

  • Iwasaki Art Museum
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi Junicho 3755

    鹿児島からの薩摩半島の定期観光バスのコースに入っている観光スポットです。 といっても、いわさきグループの施設だからと無理矢理詰め込んだ感じで、50分の時間をだいぶ持て余しました。 カフェはおろか、自販機の一つもないので、指宿観光の際にこちらを見学しようという方は注意が必要です。

  • Kodama Art Museum
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    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Shimofukumotocho 8250-1
  • Matsushita Art Museum
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    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Fukuyamacho Fukuyama 771
  • Nippongabijutu Memorial Kusabun
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Airashi Kitayama 3770-22

    日本画の絵画展など企画展示されることがあり、水墨画や掛け軸など興味がある人にはいいです。 水曜日が定休日で入館料も500円ですから比較的利用しやすいですが、場所的に車でないと不便かもしれません。ですが駐車場があり、利用無料なので便利です。

  • Yoshijunji Art Museum
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    Kagoshima Pref. Minamisatsumashi Kasedatakeda 13877-3
  • Yo Mountain Art Museum
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    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Yamashitacho 8-3
  • Miyake Art Museum
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    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Taniyama Chuo 1-chome 4319
  • Nakamurashinyabijutukan
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Ishidanichou 2366-21

    彫刻家の中村晋也さんの個人美術館です。作品の表情などめちゃくちゃすごいです。お気に入りの作品をぜひ、見つけてください!

  • Tanaka Isson Memorial Art Museum
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    4.5
    70 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Amami-shi Kasaricho Setsuta 1834

    Tanaka Isson only posthumously became famous and acknowledged unfortunately. He is sometimes compared to Paul Gauguin in that he was attracted in a Southern Island and stayed there in the last time...

  • Yoshino Dessin Museum
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    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Yoshinocho 6742-43
  • import Boutique Tiger
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Kinseichou 2-4
  • Iwasaki Art Museum
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    Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi Junicho 3755
  • INA House
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Setouchicho

    はっきり言って施設はきれいではありません。トイレ一つ行くのも外に出て食堂まで行く必要があります。が、そんなことも含めて離島らしい感じを味わうことができます。なにより、宿のおばばと息子さんがとっても温かい方々で、食事をしながらお話を聞いているとホッとします。宿の目の前の海は真っ青でとてもきれいですし、南の島をディープに味わうのにお勧めです。

Kagoshima Areas

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Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture's most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinksーshochu.

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