Museum of Natural History and Human History
The Kita-Kyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History This is a public museum located in Higashida, Yahata Higashi Ward, Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture. It traces the history of nature and humans that lived on the earth 4.6 billion years ago. The huge skeletons of dinosaurs are awe-inspiring.
2-4-1 Higashida, Yahata Higashi-ku, Kita-Kyushu-shi, Fukuoka 805-0071
Hours: 9:00-17:00 (Last admission is 16:30)
Holidays:New Year’s holidays, one week at end of June to beginning of July (for insect extermination)
Entrance Fees:¥500 Adults, ¥300 High school and university students, ¥200 Elementary and junior high school students
Higashida No. 1 Blast Furnace Remains (Municipally-Designated Important Cultural Property: Remains)
The Higashida No. 1 Blast Furnace was opened in 1901 and made the iron that supported industry while undergoing repairs and improvements multiple times. Today the entire facility is open to the general public as a historical landmark.
Address: 2-3-12 Higashida, Yahata Higashi-ku, Kita-Kyushushi, Fukuoka
Holidays: New Year’s holidays
Entrance Fee: Free
Mt. Sarakura Cable Car and Slope Car
You can get to the top of Mt. Sarakura before you know it and marvel at the sweeping view of the entire Kita-Kyushu area by using the 1,100-meter long cable car and then transferring to a slope car which offers a huge panoramic view as far as Kanmon.
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art
Collecting unique works or art as a local art gallery, the facility was opened with the aim of becoming a “living museum” closely attached to the lives of the residents. The building was designed by Arata Isozaki, a prominent architect born in Oita and is now the focal point of cultural and artistic activities in Kita-Kyushu City. You’ll also have great fun simply exploring the grounds.
21-1 Nishi Sayagatani-machi, Tobata-ku, Kita-Kyushu-shi, Fukuoka 804-0024
Hours: 9:30-17:30 (Last admission is 17:00)
Holidays: Mondays, New Year’s holidays
(Open if Monday is a public holiday or other kind of holiday, then closed next day)