The Kagoshima Prefectural Museum presents the geography, geology and flora and fauna of Kagoshima Prefecture in the south of Kyushu.
Though there is precious little English, the exhibits of stuffed animals and birds, fish and small reptiles in tanks, dinosaur skeletons, fossils, a scale model of the Sakurajima volcano and rocks from the area are mostly self-explanatory.
The Kagoshima Prefectural Museum has three floors of exhibits with the 4th floor on the annex having a planetarium.
Kagoshima Prefectural Museum (in Japanese)
Tel: 099 223 6050
Admission: Free; 200 yen for the planetarium.
The museum is an short walk from the nearest tram stops Asahidori or Tenmonkandori and is close to the Reimeikan.
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