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Kagoshima City Museum of Art鹿児島市立美術館

Art Museum

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.


Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Shiroyamachou 4-36 (Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea)

phone 0992243400

9:30-18:00 (admission until 17:30)

Review of Kagoshima City Museum of Art

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/03/30 Interesting range of works
First room is mostly European artists, some very famous. There were some works I'd not seen before. 2nd room more Japanese artists. Not huge but ok for entrance fee of ¥300 for permanent collection...
Reviewed:2018/03/28 Tiny museum with a few works
On the 2nd floor, there were some works of western and Japanese artists. Other halls were temporary exhibitions.
There's almost no description in English. I wish they add for foreign visitors.
Reviewed:2014/10/28 a heartful museum
the works of famouse painters from kagoshima and western countries are exhivited in this museum which is beyond expectation.curators are very friendly ,warm and helpful when we asked. You must visit...

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Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Shiroyamachou 4-36 [ map ]
Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea
9:30-18:00 (admission until 17:30)
Monday (Next weekday for Public holiday), 12/29-1/1
[Permanent exhibition Admission fee] General300yen, college student 200yen, elementary and middle school student 150yen
Parking Lot
Available 7spaces
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          Kagoshima Main Areas


          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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