Matsumoto Seicho Memorial Museum

Kokura inner city area Culture / Museum / See / Play

Seicho Matsumoto, winner of the Akutagawa Prize (Japanese literary award), is undeniably Kitakyushu’s most famous modern writer.

Matsumoto Seicho Memorial Museum paints a fascinating portrait of his life and the many works he left to this world during the four decades he was active as a writer.

One floor provides a comprehensive overview of his many literary endeavors, with a giant chronology and a video documentary on his works of nonfiction giving visitors a glimpse into his life.

The museum also houses a number of Seicho’s possessions, such as his manuscripts and a camera that he took with him when gathering information for his work, and features an area reconstructing parts of his house, from his study and library to his drawing room, giving a sense of his passion as a writer.

Make sure to check out the museum shop for unique Seicho goods!

Street address2-3 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu City 803-0813
business hours9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
Regular holidayDec. 29 to 31
phone number093-582-2761
FeeAdults: 600, JHS / HS students: 360, Elementary school students: 240
accessAn 5-minute walk from JR Nishi Kokura Station




Nearby Attractions
  • Zenlin Map Museum

  • Katsuyama Park

  • Central Library

  • Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art,Riverwaik Gallery