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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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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

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Art Museums


Kita Kyushu Shiritsu Bijutsukan

Kitakyushu Shiritsu Bijutsukan (Kitakyushu Municipal Museum) is known for having introduced the first system in Japan under which volunteers offer visitors explanations of the museums collection, a service introduced with the opening of the museum in 1974. At present around 80 volunteers, each of whom has completed several years of training, are actively engaged on a rotating basis in guiding museum visitors every day. The works held by the museum include: pieces by Ryusei Kishida, a Western-style painter, among them Jiga-zo (Self-portrait) and T-no Shozo (Portrait of T.); ukiyo-e woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Katsushika Hokusai and others; and works by overseas artists including Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Georges Rouault, and Frank Stella.'

21-1 Nishi-Sayagata-machi, Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka

Admission Fee
150 yen (permanent exhibition)

New Years holidays'

JR Tobata Stn./Bus/15-min. ride/Bijutsukan iriguchi Stop/15-min. walk

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