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Kagoshima City Museum of Art (鹿児島市立美術館)

 0992243400  Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Shiroyamachou 4-36

This is a private art museum which is built on the ruins of Tsurumaru Castle Ninomaru which was once the castle of the Satsuma Lord Shimazu. The collection focuses on works by local writers and Western art since the 19th century. It also has oil paintings by Cezanne and a “Water Lily” painting by Monet. The collection of paintings depicting Sakurajima, the symbol of Kagoshima, is also spectacular. It is a 16-minute walk from Kagoshima Station.


9:30-18:00 (Admission is until 17:30)
Monday (next weekday in the case of Public holiday), 12/29-1/1
[Permanent exhibition Admission fee] General 300 yen, high school student 200 yen, small elementary student 150 yen

[special exhibition Admission fee]
Parking Lot
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Review of Kagoshima City Museum of Art

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Reviewed:2018/03/30 Interesting range of works
First room is mostly European artists, some very famous. There were some works I'd not seen before. 2nd room more Japanese artists. Not huge but ok for entrance fee of ¥300 for permanent collection...
Reviewed:2018/03/28 Tiny museum with a few works
On the 2nd floor, there were some works of western and Japanese artists. Other halls were temporary exhibitions.
There's almost no description in English. I wish they add for foreign visitors.
Reviewed:2014/10/28 a heartful museum
the works of famouse painters from kagoshima and western countries are exhivited in this museum which is beyond expectation.curators are very friendly ,warm and helpful when we asked. You must visit...
Reviewed:2014/08/21 Good collection of western art as well as Japanese
This is a nice collection of Western art (Renoir, Munch, etc) as well as of Japanese art from the same period with which we had not been familiar. Well worth a few hours for art lovers.
Reviewed:2014/05/15 A great Kuniyoshi exhibition
We were lucky enough to be in Kagoshima when the Museum of Art was staging a Kuniyoshi exhibition. I like his style so won't say more other than I was very impressed. Unfortunately, there was no...

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