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Bandai Museum
The Bandai Museum is located in Matsudo, Chiba in Japan. Opened on July 19, 2003, it features exhibits on Ultraman, Gundam, Godzilla, Super Sentai, and a Gundam-themed cafe along with various shops attached to the museum.

Japan Coast Guard Museum
Japan Coast Guard Museum is a museum dedicated to the Japanese Coast Guard in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art
The Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art is located in Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Designed by Arata Isozaki, it sits on a hill straddling the three wards of Kokura Kita, Tobata, and Yahata Higashi. The museum houses more than 6,000 pieces of art, as well as offering various exhibitions throughout the year. The surrounding park not only offers a pleasant view over Tobata but is also a peaceful oasis with artwork in the form of sculptures scattered throughout.

Kyushu Ceramics Museum
The Kyushu Ceramics Museum is located in Arita town, Saga Prefecture, Japan. It was built to contribute to the local cultural heritage, and the development of ceramics and pottery culture throughout Ky?sh?, southern Japan. A valuable and extensive exhibition of work such as the famous Kanbara Collection of old Imari from Europe of the 17th to 18th centuries, as well as the Shibata Collection covering Arita pottery manufactured from 1603 to 1867.

Kyushu National Museum
The Kyushu National Museum opened on October 16, 2005 in Dazaifu near Fukuoka -- the first new national museum in Japan in over 100 years, and the first to elevate the focus on history over art.[1] The distinct modern impression created by the architectural facade is mirrored in the Museum's use of technological innovations which are put to good in making the museum's collections accessible to the public.

Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum is a museum dedicated to instant noodles and Cup Noodles, and Japanese inventor and businessman Momofuku Ando who created them. The museum is located in Ikeda in Osaka, and is located within walking distance of Ikeda Station on the Hankyu-Takarazuka Line. Admission is free.

Safety Promotion Center
The Safety Promotion Center is a museum and educational center operated by Japan Airlines to promote airline safety. It is located in Tokyo, Japan, near Tokyo International Airport. A major objective of the Safety Promotion Center is to establish safety awareness among JAL Group staff. The main exhibits of the center explain the events leading to the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123, which used a Boeing 747.

Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum
Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum is a museum in Itoman, Okinawa, Japan.

Shusaku Endo Literary Museum
The Shusaku Endo Literary Museum is located in the Sotome district in the northwestern part of the city of Nagasaki and is dedicated to the life and work of Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo. Sotome is famed as the home of the hidden Christians and served as the scene for Endo's novel Silence. Established in May 2000, the museum displays Shusaku Endo's books, manuscripts, letters, photographs and favourite possessions including his writing desk, his Bible and rosary, and a statue of St Maria inherited from his mother and kept at his bedside throughout his life.


National Museum of Modern Art
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto is an art museum in Kyoto, Japan. This Kyoto museum is also known by the English acronym MOMAK (National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto).

The Shosoin is the treasure house that belongs to T?dai-ji, Nara[1][2] The building is in the azekura log-cabin style, with a raised floor. It lies to the northwest of the Daibutsuden (which houses the Great Buddha). The Sh?s?in houses artifacts connected to Emperor Sh?mu (701–756) and Empress Komyo (701–760), as well as arts and crafts of the Tempy? period of Japanese history.

Science Museum of Map
The Science Museum of Map and Survey is a museum in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan that is dedicated to mapping and surveying. The museum was the first of its kind in Japan when it was opened by the Geographical Survey Institute of Japan in June 1996.

Tokorozawa Aviation Museum
The Tokorozawa Aviation Museum is dedicated to the history of aviation in Japan. The museum is located in the city of Tokorozawa, Saitama and contains aircraft and other displays (many of which are interactive) and an IMAX theatre. Located on the site of Japan's first airfield which started operations in 1911, the original single runway is still visible and has been incorporated into a larger multifunction park adjacent to the museum.

Sapporo Beer Museum
The Sapporo Beer Museum is a museum located in the Sapporo Garden Park in Higashi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaid?, Japan. Registered as one of the Hokkaid? Heritage sites in 2004, the museum is the only beer museum in Japan.[2] The red-brick building was erected originally as a factory of the Sapporo Sugar Company in 1890, and later opened as a museum in July 1987. The building also houses the Sapporo Beer Garden in the south wing.

Yamato Museum
The Yamato Museum is a nickname of the "Kure Maritime Museum" in Kure, Hiroshima, Japan.

Yokohama Museum of Art
Yokohama Museum of Art, founded in 1989, is located in the futuristic Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama city next to the Yokohama Landmark Tower, the tallest building in Japan.

Meiji Mura
Meiji Mura is an open-air architectural museum/theme park in Inuyama, near Nagoya in Aichi prefecture, Japan. It was opened on March 18, 1965. The museum preserves historic buildings from Japan's Meiji (1867-1912), Taisho (1912-1926), and early Showa (1926-1989) periods.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Museum established in August 1955 to convey the facts of the atomic bombing and contribute to the abolition of nuclear weapons. More than a half-century has passed since the atomic bombing, and the passing on of war and survivor experiences has become a major issue. To raise peace consciousness and ensure that the A-bomb experience is conveyed accurately to coming generations, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum provides eyewitness testimony by survivors and A-bomb documentary films for the children and students who visit Hiroshima on school field trips.

Ainu Museum
The Ainu Museum, popularly known as "Porotokotan" was established in 1976 as the Shiraoi Foundation for the Preservation of Ainu Culture. This cultural education facility aims to carry out comprehensive educational promotion projects, such as the transmission, preservation, research and study of Ainu culture.

John Lennon Museum
The John Lennon Museum opened to the public on October 9, 2000, the 60th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth. Approved formally by his partner Ms. Yoko Ono, it is the first museum of its kind anywhere in the world.

Virtual Museum of Japanese Arts
The Virtual Museum of Traditional Japanese Arts is produced for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Kodansha International Ltd., which is responsible for the contents of the site. Reproduction of photographs appearing on this site is prohibited.

Suntory Museum
Suntory Museum was founded on November 3, 1994, as part of Suntory's 90th anniversary commemorative project, in Tempozan Harbor Village, Osaka, where Suntory began. This cultural complex features a Gallery for exhibitions and an Imax Theater with a gigantic 3-D screen, incorporated with a Museum Shop, café, and lounge.

Hokusai Museum
The Hokusai Museum opened in 1976 in Obuse, a town in central Japan. The Third International Hokusai Conference in Obuse to be held from April 19 through 22 in 1998 shall be the perfect opportunity to begin on-line transmission of information related to Katsushika Hokusai.

Tobacco and Salt Museum
The Tobacco and Salt Museum is a many-sided institution that specializes in the collection and study of materials relating to tobacco and salt, which were the monopoly goods in Japan. The quality and interest level of its exhibitions and other events make it a favorite with the public.

Kyoto National Museum
Since its founding in 1897, the Kyoto National Museum-located in the early capital of Japan with its long history and rich culture has enjoyed many visitors. The cultural arts that flourished here spread to the rest of Japan, creating artistic expressions often defined as "Japanese." In this sense, most of what is called Japanese art and culture are closely connected to Kyoto. It is, thus, my wish that our Museum, while taking root in this historical city, will continue its endeavor in presenting Japanese art.

Automobile Museum
The automobile has significantly influenced not only our lifestyles, but also social structure. In the main building of the museum, which was opened in April of 1989, about120 automobiles, mainly involving the history of practical cars from the end of the 19th century when the first gasoline powered car was born to the present, are on exhibit (European and American cars are on the 2nd floor, domestic cars are on the 3rd floor).

Edo-Tokyo Museum
The Edo-Tokyo Museum was founded on March 28,1993,as a facility to preserve the historical heritage of Edo-Tokyo. At the Special exhibition gallery, visitors appreciate selected exhibits on subjects related to Tokyo?fs history and culture, scheduled several times a year.

Ghibli Museum
Ghibli Museum is a commercial museum featuring the Japanese anime work of Studio Ghibli. Located in Inokashira Park in Mitaka, a western suburb of Tokyo, Japan, it opened in 2001. The museum is a fine arts museum, but does not take the concept of a usual fine arts museum. With many features that are child-oriented and a sprawling and occasionally mazelike interior, the museum is a playfully created place.

Ancient Orient Museum
The Ancient Orient Museum is a small private museum in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in artifacts of the ancient Near East and Central Asia. It has a nice collection of Greco-Buddhist art of Gandhara, and several interesting pieces pertaining to the art of Palmyra and Persia.

Setagaya Art Museum
The Setagaya Art Museum is an art gallery in Setagaya, Tokyo. The gallery, which opened in 1986, has a permanent collection, some of which is on show at any time, and mounts exhibitions.

Yamatane Museum
The Yamatane Museum is a museum in Japan specializing in the nihonga style of Japanese watercolour painting. It is run by the Yamatane art foundation. The Yamatane museum was opened in 1966 by the Yamatane art foundation, an organization based on the personal collection of Yamazaki Taneji and the corporate collection of Yamatane securities (now SMBC Friend Securities).

Ohara Art Museum in Kurashiki
The Ohara Art Museum in Kurashiki was the first collection of Western art to be permanently exhibited in Japan. The museum opened in 1930 and originally consisted almost entirely of French painting and sculpture of the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection has now expanded to include paintings of the Italian Renaissance and of the Dutch and Flemish 17th century. Well-known American and Italian artists of the 20th century are also included in the collection.