Kagoshima City Museum of Art

The Kagoshima City Museum of Art is located at the remains of the second bailey of Tsurumau Castle; the castle where the Shimazu clan, daimyo of the Satsuma Domain, once resided. Located at the foot of Mt. Shiroyama, it is a place that was central to the historical development of politics and culture.
The Kagoshima City Museum of Art opened in 1954 as an art museum that held historic documents. As the only public art museum in the prefecture, it accumulated a unique collection and contributed to the promotion of art culture in the region through projects such as exhibitions.
Due to the wishes of the citizens and the diversification of the museum's activities, the former museum was demolished and a new building was erected. The new museum was opened on the 29th of October 1985. The Museum of Art operates with the aim of collecting, preserving, and exhibiting pieces from artists with local connections, as well as Western art from the end of the 19th century to the present.







Disabled access

CollectionsTangen Kimura, Seiki Kuroda, Takeji Fujishima, Eisaku Wada, Ikuma Arishima, Seiji Togo, Takeo Yamaguchi, Goyo Hashiguchi, Teru Ando, Hideo Nishiyama, Yasuo Kazuki, Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Odilon Redon, Pierre Bonnard, August Rodin
Closed on Monday
Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.
Closed during the New Year holidays (12/29-1/1).
FeeAdults ¥300; University and High School Students ¥200; Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥ 150; Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free. Special Exhibition Fees may be charged separately.

Location: 4-36 Shiroyama-cho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima 892-0853



From the East exit of JR Kagoshima Chuo Station, take the Kagoshima City View bus and get off at Saigodozou-mae. The venue is 1 minute walk from there. From the East exit of JR Kagoshima Chuo Station, take the Kagoshima Kotsu bus towards Kagoshima Station and get off at Kinsei-cho. The venue is 5 minute walk from there; From JR Kagoshima Chuo Station, take the Streetcar #2 and get off at Asahi-dori. The venue is 5 minute walk from there.