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Kirishima Open-Air Museum霧島アートの森

Art Museum

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.

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place Kagoshima Pref. Airagunyusuichou Koba 6340-220
phone 0995745945

Review of Kirishima Open-Art Museum

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Reviewed:2018/08/01 Nice open air museum
Love this open air museum!
Good for a family trip or a trip with friends. A nice place to relax and take heaps of pics with the sculptures.

The drawback would be the difficult access. You can only...
Reviewed:2017/07/27 Good place for family
The exhibits are beautiful and setting is good
Some are located in the open area and u need to find them out
It's a happy moment for everybody to work together
Not all the exhibits are worth...
Reviewed:2016/03/26 Fairly Standard Sculpture Gallery
I've been to many similar places around the world- this one is okay but nothing too special. Indoor and outdoor were quite good and the garden well-maintained. Very reasonable entry price,but the...



Kagoshima Pref. Airagunyusuichou Koba 6340-220 [map]



9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
Monday (The next day in the case of Public holiday), New Year's Holiday (12/29-1/2), Feb.3 rd Monday-4 th Monday
[Admission fee] General 310 yen, high college student 200 yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 150 yen
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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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