International Museum Day! A List of Museums Open for Free on May 18

Since 1977, International Museum Day is organised worldwide around May 18.

This year in Japan, around 280 museums and galleries are holding events, guided tours, and other activities to celebrate International Museum Day.

In Tokyo Ueno, Kita-Kyushu (Northern part of Kyushu region), and Fukuoka, “Museum Week” has been held from May 7th until the 22nd. Some museums are offering discounts on the tickets and small gifts to their visitors while some are open for free.

Here is a list of museums in Tokyo and Fukuoka that will be open for free on May 18th! If you are going to be in Tokyo or Fukuoka, why not give yourself a day to stroll around some of the best and largest museums of Japan?

Tokyo

– Tokyo National Museum
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– National Museum of Nature and Science
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– The National Museum of Western Art
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– The Shitamachi Museum
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– Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
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Fukuoka

– Fukuoka City Museum (Free until the 22nd)
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– Fukuoka Art Museum (Free until the 22nd)
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– Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Free until the 22nd)
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– Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art (Free until the 22nd)
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– Fukuoka City Archaeology Center (Always Free)
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– Hakata Traditional Craft and Design Museum (Free until the 22nd)
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– The Kyushu University Museum (Always Free)
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– Museum of Kyushu Sangyo University (Free until the 22nd)
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– Seinan GakuiknUniversity Museum (Always Free)
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