Kitakyushu Environment Museum

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At one point, Kitakyushu’s skies were choked with “seven colors of smoke,” and Dokai Bay was so polluted that fish were unable to survive there, leading to the nickname “Sea of Death.”

At Kitakyushu Environment Museum, you can learn about the history of the area’s past pollution issues and the measures that were taken to reclaim its blue sky and sea.

The museum also provides practical and fun information on how to lead a more eco-friendly life.

You are sure to be amazed at the environmental technologies of Kitakyushu, a city that has come into the global spotlight for its progressive environmental initiatives.

Every day, the museum holds free workshops on recycling.

Outside the museum building, you will also find the “Earth Path,” where visitors can experience the story of our planet, from its birth to the present day.

Drop by and experience the grand mysteries and wonders of planet Earth, a story written by Kuramoto So, one of the most famous Japanese scriptwriters.


Address2-2-6 Higashida, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu City
Opening hours(Exhibition Area) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last entry 30 minutes before closing. (Information Library/Reuse Corner/Multi-purpose Hall) 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. *Closed at 5:00 p.m. on Weekends and National holidays).
Closed daysMondays (the following day if this falls on a national holiday), the New Year holidays
Phone number+81-93-663-6751
AccessApprox. 5-minute walk from JR Space World Station



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Nearby Attractions
  • Korodai Park

  • Kawachi Wisteria Garden

  • Special area for viewing Imperial Steel Works, Japan First Head Office

  • Higashida Blast Furnace I