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STEM Education field / museums and learning facilities


Fukuoka-prefecture including Kitakyushu-city have various kind of Museums and facilities

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 Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

The Kitakyushu Manga Museum is located next to JR Kokura station.

The museum is located on the 6th floor of Aru Aru City, a multi-floored shopping mall devoted

to products and services for anime, manga, idol culture, and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku

in miniature.



 Manga Museum and Aru Aru

 City next to JR Kokura station



 Best known Manga writer

 Reiji Matsumoto


  Aru Aru City, a multi-floored

  shopping mall



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 of Industrial



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 green


Heat insulation structure


Inside of Enegy saving



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.



Fukuoka Citizens’ Disaster Prevention Center   

The Center has been built to enable citizens to actually experience various types of

disasters and obtain information on how to handle these disasters.



  Fire fighting drill


  Earthquake simulation


  Exhibition hall



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