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Museums in Kitakyushu-city and Fukuoka-prefecture


The city has various kind of Museums and a lot of things can be learned


The city of Kitakyushu is the birthplace of the modern Japanese steel industry which began

operation in 1901, and is now the world’s leading environmental future city after overcoming

serious environmental pollution while it contributed greatly to Japan’s industrial development.

Now it is called industrial and environmental city which is representative of Japan.




Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery Studio


Museum of Industrial Technology, in April 2007, based on this theme of “innovation,

” the Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery & Studio (KIGS) opened in Yahata, Higashida, 

where Japan’s mordern steel industry operation was started. 

Museum Building

World Heritage,

Meiji Japan’s Industry Revolution

Introducing Industry innovation

history of Japan


Environmental Museum

The Environmental learning facility which has Environmental learning function, Environmental

information function and Environmental activity function.

The Environmental improvement history of Kitakyushu, Global warming and other various

environmental issues can be learned.

The Museum Building

Learn the Global warming

The Environmental improvement history of Kitakyushu


Kitakyushu Eco House

The Eco House proposes an energy-saving lifestyle at home.

It is made environmentally friendly, such as blocking & heat insulation structure and

improving ventilation by ingenerating the arrangement of windows.

The Eco house surounding the


Heat insulation structure

Inside of Enegy saving house


Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History

The largest scale Museum in Western Japan for Natural history and Human history

located in Higashida district

Natural history, exhibit various creatures including dinosaurs

East Asia, exhibition theme of

cultural exchange

Human history, exhibit the history

and lifestyle in Kitakyushu


Kyushu Railway Museum

It is a railway theme park organized by JR Kyushu, showing the  history of Kyushu Railways.

Consists of 3 areas; main building, train exhibition hall and mini railroad park.

The main building has diverted from the original Kyushu Railway Headquarters red

brick building built in 1891.

Steam locomotive C59

manufactured in 1941

Electric limited express train,

manufactured 1969

Exhibit the trains used during

Meiji era


Kitakyushu Firefly Museum

The learning facility for ecology of Firefly.

The activities for protecting fireflies have been continued for over 30 years by citizens

in Kitakyushu-city. The museum was established as a facility that supports activities related

to preservation of the natural environment, learning and research on fireflies and other waterside

creatures and their habitats.


Environmental Museum of Water

The learning facility of the water environment.

You can see and feel the Nature from the view point of fishes, birds and insects at the

experience corner. There are ecology tanks, you can learn about the river and the environment.

And also there is the huge River observation window with 2.3 metre high and 7.2 metre wide,

You can observe River creatures and fishes as well as Seawater fishes.


Yame Traditional Craft Museum         

Yame is the Centre of Japanese artificial crafts.

The Museum was built in 1986 with the purpose of gathering traditional craft items together

and transferring traditional techniques and development of local industry.



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