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Kyushu National Museum

Fukuoka City Neighborhoods

This is the forth-largest national museum in Japan following the ones in Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara. The concept of the museum is “capturing a formation of Japanese culture in the perspective of Asian history” and there are valuable exhibits depicting a blossoming relationship with Asian countries for a long time. The museum does not provide any guiding route, so you can start the tour from anywhere you like, and go back and forth between exhibitions as you wish. On the 1st floor is a hands-on learning facility of free entrance named Ajippa. Here you can put on ethnic costumes and play traditional musical instruments from Asian countries. Free back yard tour starting at 14:00 on Sundays is very popular. The tour gives you a rare opportunity to see the back scene of a museum with guidance.

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