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Fukuoka’s Art Museums


Fukuoka Art Museum


The Fukuoka Art Museum first opened in 1979 and it reopened in March 2019 after two and a half years of renovations. The original building was designed by Maekawa Kunio. The newly added terraces enables visitors to walk directly to the beautiful Ohori Koen and its lake.


The collection of the museum consists of 16 000 pieces. It is offers a large diversity, ranging from collecting important cultural properties such as old tea utensils and Buddhist art as well as modern art works from Kyushu or Japan and  international modern and contemporary artists.


On two floors, the museum houses various galleries, a museum shop, an information corner, a play space for children and a restaurant and café. It offers educational programs aiming at all age groups and guided tours in various languages.


Current Exhibitions:


This Is Our Collection

Due to the reopening, the museum presents key pieces from its collection. Ranging from international  modern and contemporary painters, to artists from Kyushu as well as important cultural properties. The museum presents its diversity.


Yinka Shonibare CBE: Flower Power

Yinka Shonibare who was born in Britain to Nigerian parents. He explores topics such as cultural identity, colonialism and post-colonialism while creating aesthetically appealing art works.


Opening Hours: 09:30 – 17:30 (closed on Mondays), Fri. and Sat. 09:30 -  20:00


Access: 1-6 Ohori Koen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka prefecture, 810-0051 Japan

Station Ohorikoen on Kuko Line (10 minute walk)

Sation Ropponmatsu on Nanakuma Line (15 minute walk)



Fukuoka Asian Art Museum


The Fukuoka Art Museum is worldwide the only institution collecting only Asian modern and  contemporary art. The base was formed by the Fukuoka Art Museum. In 1999 the collection that consists of more than 2900 pieces got its own location. The opening was part of Fukuoka’s progressive strategy for interaction with other Asian cultures. 23 Asian countries are represented at the museum.


The museum houses the Exhibition Gallery, Asian Gallery, Artist’s Gallery, Art Café. Open Studio, AJIBI Hall, Library, Baby Room and the Museum Shop. The museum has an Art Exchange Program offering open studios, workshops, performances, lectures and exchange with other institutions and scholars in- and outside of Japan. As part of the educational program the museum offers workshop, lectures and other educational programs.

The Asian Gallery presents pieces of the collection in thematic changing exhibitions. They often consider topics such as the expression of change and the problems of modern society as well as the artistical influences of the West.

The Exhibition Gallery presents changing exhibitions often with the help of international institutes.


Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00 (closed Wednesdays)


Access: 3-1 Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Japan

The museum is located on the 7th and 8th floor of the Riverain Center Building, Hakata-ku



Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art


The museum concentrates on art works of local artists. There are rental rooms available for changing exhibitions ranging from school classes to upcoming artists. The fourth floor houses the permanent exhibition presenting important artists from Fukuoka or Kyushu.


Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00 (closed on Mondays)


Access: 810-0001 5-2-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka


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