Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka

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Discover the history, culture, and folklore of the city at Fukuoka City Museum, featuring the famed King of Na Gold Seal, cast over 2,000 years ago. Permanent exhibits display artifacts dating back to the Mongolian invasions and include well-preserved examples of samurai armor. The museum also features a children's interactive dress-up area with dolls and costumes from various countries. Amenities include a small shop on the ground floor, and a restaurant with a great view from the second level. Use our Fukuoka day trip planning app to visit Fukuoka City Museum on your trip to Fukuoka, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is a Museum, is located about 15 minutes walk to the North from Nishijin subway. In the permanent exhibition, the Museum found the gold seal, placed immediately. History of relics also unearthed in Fukuoka and Fukuoka were exhibited various materials. Permanent exhibition admission is 200 yen for adults, but with JAF offers 50 yen discount. The public transportation IC card payment. There are coin-operated lockers are available free of charge (100 yen coin is required, you will receive after each use), can go slowly in the light. Was sorry to note that poor access (distance from the train station, the Museum site entrance building unnecessarily far), Museum Shop products assortment, product placement (high-priced items placed in the register under glass and very hard to see), such as, I think that gold seal found in the cheaper entrance fee is worth. I think it good to visit once I know seal what it is even if you're not familiar with the history.
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  • The museum was a bit out of the way for me, but well worth the time and effort to get there. The building appears disappointing, a misguided design from the 1970s or 1980s, but what truly matters is t...  more »
  • Was worth walked away I walked a little bit from Nishijin. Gold Seal was in the the purpose is, of course, was exhibited well through various eras, such as history of the Kuroda family and "yamakasa" is very helpful. It was unique was the important ground in the Fukuoka international trade.
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  • Very interesting museum with local history of Fukuoka and Kyushu. Has in exhibition the golden seal, a very important part of its history and ticket prices are very cheap.
  • It is well built to explain the development of fukuoka city from prehistoric era. As the story of how the hakata and fukuoka combined and unfolded into fukuoka city, one could gain knowledge of how significant this city is as the forefront of japan to the china and korea relationship. I especially happy to have discounted prize as a student, eventhough i am studying in different prefecture. Very understanding indeed
  • Excellent museum detailing the history of Fukuoka. There are informational panels and several short documentary clips that describe the major eras, events, and people that shaped Fukuoka to what it is now. A great stop (1-2 hours) for history junkies who want to know a little bit about Fukuoka.
  • Monday closed. Adult:200yen (150 yen). High school/University students :150 yen (100yen).No charge for Junior High School Students and younger. Admission to the Permanent Exhibition and Featured Exhibition Rooms are the same.Admission to the Special Exhibition room is set differently.Business Hours is 9:30AM- 5:30PM( Admitted until 5 p.m)
  • It's a good place to get to know the culture and history of Fukuoka. However, it is a bit expensive to go in. They have good nursery room, which is an asset.

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Where to stay in Fukuoka

As the largest city on the island, a hub of commerce, transport, and tourism, and a base for exploration of the wider region, Fukuoka offers plenty of accommodations to choose from. The most established hotels lie in Chuo Ward, the district closest to the port and on the western bank of the Naka River. Standard and luxury options abound in the this area and surrounding districts, offering a range of additional facilities to suit all tastes and budgets. Budget-conscious travelers will be pleased to find hostels and guesthouses throughout the city, but again, primarily in this central area.
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