Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Moji / Idemitsu Historical Archives

Mojiko Retro area Museum / See / Play

Idemitsu Sazo was the founder of Idemitsu Kosan, a petroleum dealer originating at the Port of Moji, and a famous art connoisseur.

This museum, exhibiting his collection of artworks, was reopened in October 2016 after about one and half years of renovation works. The renovated building features a brick-like exterior with a retro atmosphere.

The museum organizes five or six theme-based exhibitions a year, focusing on Japanese paintings and calligraphic works, and Eastern porcelain.

Idemitsu Historical Archives, housed in the museum building, introduces the life of Idemitsu Sazo and the history of Idemitsu Kosan.

Address2-3 Higashiminatomachi, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu
Opening hours10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (entry allowed until 4:30 p.m.)
Closed daysMonday (if a Monday falls on a national holiday or substitute national holiday, open on that day); New Year's; periods when exhibits are changed
Phone number+81-93-332-0251
FareAdults – 700 yen; senior high school and university students – 500 yen; junior high school students or younger – free (required to be accompanied by a guardian)
AccessApprox. 8 min. on foot from JR Mojiko Station




Nearby Attractions
  • The Opposite Shore: Shimonoseki

  • Shiranoe Botanical Gardens

  • Former Osaka Shosen

  • Kojosan Hill