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Shimada Art Museum島田美術館

Art Museum

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.

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place Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshinishiku Shimasaki 4-5-28
phone 0963524597

Review of Shimada Museum of Arts

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Reviewed:2018/08/01 Delightful cafe filled with culture and art
We had yuzu juice, coffee, blueberry cheesecake muffins and tea - fabulous setting, books, art work on sale, well managed and very Japanese - highly recommend
Reviewed:2017/08/03 Best. Museum. Ever.
If you're a fan of Japanese military history, and in particular Miyamoto Musashi, then I can't recommend this place enough!

The Musashi section has an amazing range of artifacts, including a couple...
Reviewed:2018/11/04 宮本武蔵ゆかりの武具



Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshinishiku Shimasaki 4-5-28 [map]



10:00-17:00 (entrance until 16:30)
Tuesday (Open for Public holiday), New Year's Holiday
(Closed for display replacement etc.)
[Admission fee] General 700 Yen, High School Student 400 Yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 200 Yen
Parking Lot
Available 10spaces
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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.