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 Kitakyushu-city 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.
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 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.
Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History
The largest scale Museum in Western Japan for Natural history and Human history located
in Higashida district.
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.
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.
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 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
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.