Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, completed in 1974, was designed by world-renowned architect Isozaki Arata.
It boasts a unique and impressive exterior, somewhat reminiscent of a pair of binoculars.
In 1998, it was chosen as one of the best public buildings in Japan.
The building is located on a hill overlooking the city, and an observation deck within the premises provides one of the best places to gain a panoramic view of the area.
Nearby, you will find “Bijutsu no Mori Koen,” a park with wonderful walks that contains sculptures and outdoors exhibition spaces, enabling visitors to enjoy both nature and art as they stroll around.
In recent years, the museum has also been used as a movie location for such films as “Death Note” and “Toshokan Senso (Library Wars).”
|Address||21-1 Nishisayagatanimachi, Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu City|
|Opening hours||9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)|
|Closed days||(日本語) 本館 月曜日（祝日・休日のときは開館、翌日休館）、年末年始|
|Fare||Adults: 300, College and HS students: 200, JHS and Elementary school students: 100 (Additional fees may apply for special exhibitions.)|
|Access||A 15-minute bus ride from JR Tobata Station to “Bijutsukan Guchi” bus stop, then change buses to take Shuttle Bus to “Bijutsukan”.|