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Nagashima Art Museum (長島美術館)


Art Museum

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.


Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Take 3-42-18 (Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea)

phone 0992505400

9:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)

Review of Nagashima Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/09/09 Beautiful museum and grounds
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...
Reviewed:2016/01/27 Top 3 best museum in Kagoshima
I went with my husband and 1 year old daughter and we walked there, that probably took 30 minutes. Then returning we caught a taxi from the museum to the West side of Kagoshima Chuo Station (which...
Reviewed:2015/04/24 Worth a look for the scenery outside the museum.
I shared similar experience as previous poster, I showed at around 2, was the only person there my entire visit. It was a different experience, very peaceful and quiet. The immediate surrounding of...

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Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Take 3-42-18 [map]
Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea
9:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Tuesday (The next week day if it falls on a public holiday)
* Exhibition Period may be open everyday
[Admission fee]
[General] 1,000yen
[High School Students/University Students] 800yen
[Small/Junior High School Students] 400yen
[Shinia (Over 65)] 500yen

[Group Admission fee (20 people and above)]
[General] 800yen
[High School Students/University Students] 640yen
[Small/Junior High School Students] 320yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Others (Smoking space available outside)
Not available
English Menu
Available (Pamphlet)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Day] 1-1,000yen
[Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (only stairs to the coffee shop on the 2nd floor)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Kagoshima 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 - shochu.