The Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art was designed by Kyushu-born architect Arata Isozaki and the park-like grounds offer views over Kitakyushu and a number of sculptures.
The Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art has a collection of over 6,000 artworks, both Japanese and Western, including wood block prints by Hokusai and Utagawa as well as works by western artists Bonnard, Bourdelle, Degas, Monet, Renoir and Rodin.
There is a annex of the museum in Riverwalk Kitakyushu.
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art
21-1 Nishi sayagatani-machi
Tel: 093 882 7777
Hours: Open 9.30am-5.30pm. Closed on Mondays
There is a 150 yen entrance fee to the permanent exhibition for adults. Prices for special exhibitions vary.
The Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art is a 15 minute walk from JR Tobata Station or by Nishitetsu Bus from Kokura or Yahata.
Arata Isozaki's other works in Japan include the Art Tower in Mito, the Kyoto Concert Hall and the Nara Centennial Hall.