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Cultural Facilities

This page lists the major cultural facilities in Kagoshima City.

Library

Municipal Library

TEL

099-250-8500

FAX

099-250-7157

Description of facility

This library presents various kinds of information including books and audio and visual materials, supporting lifelong learning. There are books and picture books written in foreign languages available. This library also contains spaces for self-study, a corner for children and babies and room for local cultural materials.

Opening hours

Monday, Wednesday - Friday: 9:30 - 19:00

Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 9:30 – 18:00

Tuesday: Closed The library is closed from December 29th to January 3rd.

Library in the Community Center

Description of facility

Every Community Center except Central and Kamoike Community Centers has a library. Using a library user card, you can preserve, borrow and return books in the Municipal Library and the libraries in Community Centers.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9.00 - 19.00 Saturday, Sunday, national holidays: 9.00-18.00 The library is closed from December 29th to January 3rd.

Prefectural Library

TEL

099-224-9511

FAX

099-224-5824

Description of facility

The library has a learning hall, which is for self-learning, as well as corners for general books and children's books.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 9.00 - 21.00 Sunday, national holidays, Dec. 28th-29th and Jan. 3rd-4th: 9.00 - 17.00 Tuesday: Closed The library is closed from December 30th to January 3rd.

Art Museum and Gallery

Kagoshima Municipal Art Museum

TEL

099-224-3400

FAX

099-224-3409

Description of facility

The Municipal Art Museum is a beautiful building like an art work. The museum exhibits works of famous artists born in Kagoshima, including Seiki Kuroda, and also works of Western artists, including Picasso. It stores books about arts. It also has places for painting pictures and seminars.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 9.30 - 18.00 Monday: Closed The museum is closed from December 29th to January 1st.

Kagoshima Prefectural Museum

TEL

099-223-6050

FAX

099-223-6080

Description of facility

The museum exhibits buried cultural properties including plants, animals and minerals in Kagoshima. Visitors can learn the history of Sakurajima, typhoons and natural monuments.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 9.00 - 17.00 Monday: Closed The museum is closed from December 29th to January 4th.

Reimei-kan

TEL

099-222-5100

FAX

099-222-5143

Description of facility

Reimeikan is built in the place where Honmau of Tshurumaru Castle was located. It is a historical material center of Kagoshima. Its construction began in 1983. The building of Reimeikan, designed by architect Yoshiro Taniguchi, has a roof resembling that of Honmaru of Tsurumaru Castle. Visitors can learn histories, climates and customs of Kagoshima Prefecture.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 9.00 - 17.00 Monday: Closed Twenty-fifth day every month: Closed The facility is closed from December 31st to January 2nd.

Saigo Nanshu Memorial Hall

TEL

099-247-1100

FAX

099-247-3373

Description of facility

Saigo Nanshu Memorial Hall has a large number of materials for Takamori Saigo. It collected materials for Takamori Saigo from everywhere in Japan. This facility is set up so that children and youngsters in Kagoshima and sightseers will see the materials. It has books about Takamori Saigo and Seinan War. Visitors can watch videos about Takamori Saigo.

Opening hours

9:00 - 17:00. Closed Mondays and from Dec 29 to Jan 1.

Kagoshima Modern Literature Museum Kagoshima Merchen Museum

TEL

099-226-7771

FAX

099-227-2653

Description of facility

Kagoshima Modern Literature Museum Visitors can appreciates works of novelists involved with Kagoshima. Visitors can see manuscripts and cherished things of novelists relating to Kagoshima, such as Muku Hatoju. Kagoshima Merchen Museum There is an amazing clock in the yard. The museum is a place that give a large number of fantasies to visitors and exhibits amusing articles. Visitors can feel like heroes in fantastic stories.

Opening hours

Monday, Wednesday - Sunday: 9.30 - 18.00 Tuesday: Closed

The facilities are closed from December 29th to January 1st.

Kagoshima Municipal Ishin Furusato Museum

TEL

099-239-7700

FAX

099-239-7800

Description of facility

The museum, located near Kotsuki River, allows visitors learn about the Meiji Restoration. It exhibits articles with sounds and lights and mechanical articles. Visitors can also learn people who established the modern Japan, such as Saigo Takamori and Okubo Toshimichi.

Opening hours

9.00 - 17.00 every day.

Furusato Archaeology and History Museum

TEL

099-266-0696

FAX

099-284-5274

Description of facility

The museum exhibits articles for ancient remains, easy to learn. It exhibits articles using miniature models and PCs, which is rare in Japan. Visitors can watch, touch and enjoy them.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 9.00 - 17.00 Monday: Closed The museum is closed from December 29th to January 1st.

Former Kagoshima Foreign Engineer's Residence (Ijin-kan)

TEL

099-227-1962(Culture Assets Division, Kagoshima City Hall)

Description of facility

Ijinkan is a valuable wooden Western-style building that was built in 1867 to accommodate British engineers who supervised operation of the Kagoshima spinning factory. It is registered as a World Heritage Site and is considered important national cultural property.

Opening hours

Opening hours: 8.30 - 17.30 Admission: 200 yen for adults, 100 yen for school children and junior high school students.

Municipal Science Museum

TEL

099-250-8511

FAX

099-256-1319

Description of facility

The Municipal Science Museum was established in December 1990 to foster scientific minds. The museum exhibits articles for nature, science, technology and outer space, such as miniature models of volcanoes and space rockets. Visitors can also enjoy planetarium shows.

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday: 9.30 - 18.00 Tuesday: Closed The museum is closed from December 29th to January 1st.

Kodama Art Museum

TEL

099-262-0050

FAX

099-284-6220

Description of facility

Kodama Art Museum is located in a vegetation area with a stream, which is beautiful throughout the year. It has about 600 articles related to the Kodama family.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 16.00 Monday: Closed The museum is closed from January 1st to 3rd.

Miyake Art Museum

TEL

099-266-0066

FAX

099-266-0086

Description of facility

Mr. Kodama, deeply impressed with pictures by Kinosuke Ebihara, established this museum. It stores a large number of art works that have been collected for a long period. Visitors can also appreciate wonderful pictures of painters related to Kagoshima.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 16.00 Monday: Closed The museum is closed from January 1st to January 3rd.

Nagashima Art Museum

TEL

099-250-5400

FAX

099-250-5478

Description of facility

The museum, located on a hill, exhibits about 1,000 art works of painters of Japan and other countries. From the hill-top museum, you see the city of Kagoshima. The view from the museum is extremely beautiful.

Opening hours

9.00 - 17.00 every day.

Concert Hall

Kagoshima Municipal Cultural Halls

TEL

099-257-8111

FAX

099-251-4053

Description of facility

The halls has a major hall with 2,000 seats, an middle-size hall with 1,000 seats, and a small hall with 400 seats. The halls have a wonderful acoustical effect.

Opening hours

Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday: 9.00 - 22.00 Wednesday: Closed The museum is closed from December 28th to January 4th.

Taniyama Southern Hall

TEL

099-260-2033

FAX

099-267-4256

Description of facility

There is an 800-seat hall as well as several conference rooms, available for use in events by musicians and citizens. It is also a place where many people can gather to talk with one another.

Opening hours

Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday: 9.00 - 22.00 Wednesday: Closed The museum is closed from December 28th to January 4th.

Garden

Sengan-en Kitei-en Shoko-shusei-kan

TEL

099-247-1551

Description of facility

Sengan-en was a villa for the lord of Shimazu, having a beautiful garden. It is a garden with a house of shoin-zukuri, commanding Sakurajima and Kinkowan. Shoko-shusei-kan allows visitors to learn the Meiji Restoration.

Opening hours

The opening hours varies from season to season. From March 16th to October 31st: 8.30 - 17.30 From November 1st to March 15th: 8.30 - 17.20

Art Museum and Gallery outside Kagoshima City

Matsushita Art Museum

TEL

0995-55-3350

FAX

0995-55-3351

Description of facility

The museum has art works of painters related to Kagoshima, including Seiki Kuroda. It also has archaeological and folkloristic materials and earthen and ceramic vessels. Articles are exhibited according to their kinds.

Opening hours

10.00 - 17.00

Muku Hatoju Literature Memorial Hall

TEL

0995-62-4800

FAX

0995-62-4801

Description of facility

Muku Hatoju was the first novelist who wrote stories on the theme of animals. It was Kajiki-cho that he began to write his animal stories. This memorial hall was established in Kajiki-cho, where he live twenty years, in 1990.

Opening hours

9.00 - 17.00 The museum is closed from December 28th to January 4th.

Chiran Buke Yashiki

TEL

0993-83-2511

TEL

0993-58-7878(The numbers above are for the Secretariat of Chiran Buke Yashiki Teien Preservation Society)

FAX

0993-58-7877(The numbers above are for the Secretariat of Chiran Buke Yashiki Teien Preservation Society)

Description of facility

The facility has extensive gardens commanding the beautiful mountain of Hahagatake, located on its foot. This place is so beautiful that it was called a Kyoto in Satsuma in old days. The place is designated as a preservation area for important traditional buildings. The seven gardens are designated as a national beauty spot.

Opening hours

9.00 - 17.00

Chiran Tokko Peace Center

TEL

0993-83-2525

FAX

0993-83-4859

Description of facility

A Tokko operation was performed during the Okinawa Campaign in the Pacific War. Tokko army pilots operating airplanes with bombs dashed themselves against enemy vessels. This center exhibits materials of those army pilots.

Opening hours

9.00 - 17.00

Bonotsu Historical Material Center Kizukan

TEL

0993-67-0171

FAX

0993-67-0131

Description of facility

Bonotsu, which flourished as a trading port in old times, has a large number of historical materials. The center exhibits about 3,000 materials related to Bonotsu. Visitors can learn about historical events in the city.

Opening hours

9.00 - 17.00

Iwasaki Art Museum

TEL

0993-22-4056

FAX

0993-24-3017

Description of facility

The museum exhibits French paintings in 1900s and paintings of artists related to Kagoshima.

Opening hours

8.00 - 17.00