Thursday, June 2, 2016

2016 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Kyushu National Museum

Kyushu National Museum
4 Chome-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture 818-0118, Japan
Open: 9:30 - 17:00; Closed: Mondays

The Main Exhibition Room is a collection of history and arts not just of Kyushu, but also of the neighboring countries of China and Korea.  However, taking photos are not allowed inside.

The officers were very helpful to tourists in sync with the item to the audio guide.  They observe the visitors and make them appreciate more the exhibition.

Lucky enough, my visit is just in time for the exhibition of the traveling Terracotta Warriors of Xian (I actually missed this, when it was temporarily moved to Shanghai, 2010).

Special Exhibition: The Great Terracotta Army of China's First Emperor
Period: March 15 (Tue) - June 12 (Sun), 2016
Admission: 1600JPY

This is tightly secured exhibition (more than Singapore's Titanic, 2012).  The final room which has several original and more 30 replicated warriors has almost 4-5 officials with security officer making sure there are no photos taken.

How to get there?
Take Dazaifu Line and drop-off at Dazaifu Station (last station), find your way (by walking) to the temple and Kyushu National Museum. [click for directions]

Summary of 4 days itinerary in 2016 Spring Fukuoka Trip:

Places to see
Food and Restaurants
Where to Sleep
Day 1
Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory
Mina Mall
Tenjin Undergroud Shopping
Fukuoka Tower
Ippudo TAO – Tenjin
[Tenjin] Underground Restaurant
Day 2
Huis Ten Bosch
Hakata Underground
Curry House Coco Ichibanya
Hotel Ascent Fukuoka
Day 3
Nanzo-in Temple
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park Kawabata Shotengai
ACROS vertical garden
Hakata Ekimae
Hotel Ascent Fukuoka
Day 4
Sasaguri Henro 88
Restaurant in Dazaifu Tenmagu
Hotel Ascent Fukuoka