Kagoshima City Museum of Art かごしましりつびじゅつかん

A worth seeing collection of modern Western paintings and traditional crafts

The museum exhibits Western paintings from Impressionism to modern art such as works by Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Cézanne, Rodin, Dali and Warhol.There are also works by Seiki Kuroda, a contributor to the development of Western style painting in Japan, and traditional masterpieces of Satsuma pottery and Satsuma Kiriko cut-glass. 
The vault with a dome ceiling at the entrance shows patterns of Satsuma Kiriko cut glass. There is a café and a souvenir shop in the museum.
Since the museum is in the place where Tsurumaru Castle used to stand, the residence of Satsuma Clan lords, there are stone walls, pine trees and a waterway with carp swimming. This gives the area a traditional Japanese atmosphere. A statue of Saigo Takamori, the last samurai and Kagoshima’s hero is near the museum, It's an ideal place for a stroll. 

Center of the city (downtown)
Culture, art Art galleries, museums

Basic Information

Address 892-0853 鹿児島県鹿児島市城山町4-36
Access ・ Approx. 3 minutes’ walk from Saigo Dozo Mae on the Kagoshima City View line
・ Approx. 5 minutes’ walk from Shiyakusho-Mae streetcar stop
Car Park Yes
Open 9:30am - 6:00pm (last entry at 5:30pm)
Closures Mondays (Tuesday, if Monday is a national holiday); December 29 - January 1
Links Kagoshima City Museum of Art Official Site
Download Kagoshima City Museum of Art brochure


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