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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Main building of Kumamoto Kenritsu Bijutsukan (Art Museum)Kumamoto

Kumamoto Kenritsu Bijutsukan is located in Ninomaru Koen, a park before historically significant Kumamoto Castle. This art museum prides itself on the breadth of its collection, which ranges from ancient to modern times and includes paintings, prints, sculpture, industrial arts and old calligraphy. The museum contains a rich selection of works by foreign artists, including Renoir, Rembrandt, Gauguin, Picasso and Rodin. Also displayed here are many ukiyo-e woodblock prints by the internationally renowned Katsushika Hokusai. The museums Soshoku Kofun-shitsu Room contains elaborate reconstructions of wall paintings from the Chibusan Kofun Tumulus and the Benkei-ga-ana Kofun Tumulus, both of which are located in Kumamoto Prefecture.'
Address & Access
Address: 2, Ninomaru, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto
Admission Fee: 260 yen (permanent exhibition)
Closed: Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following weekday), New Years holidays'
JR Kumamoto Stn./Kumamoto Shiden/10-min. ride/Shiyakusho-mae Stn./15-min. walk

Tourist Facilities of Japan

Main building of Kumamoto Kenritsu Bijutsukan (Art Museum)