Several nice art and history museums are scattered around central Fukuoka. The following is a list of some of the more popular ones:

Fukuoka City Museum

In the Seaside Momochi area about a 15 minute walk from Nishijin Station
Hours: 9:30 to 17:30 (entry until 17:00)
Closed: Mondays (or next day if Monday is a holiday), Dec 28 to Jan 4
Admission: 200 yen (permanent exhibition)
This history museum displays the cultural development of the local region with an emphasis on Fukuoka's role as a gateway for trade and culture exchange between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. The permanent exhibit is very well done with interactive exhibits and lots of English information.

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

Adjacent to Nakasukawabata Station
Gallery Hours: 9:30 to 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays; admission ends 30 minutes before closing)
Closed: Wednesdays (or next day if Wednesday is a holiday), Dec 26 to Jan 1
Admission: 200 yen (permanent exhibition)
The Fukuoka Asian Art Museum exhibits a sizable collection of works by artists from Asia. The art on display are dated from the early 20th century till present, and consists mostly of oil paintings, some sculptures and a few contemporary creations. Good English information is available. A separate gallery at the museum periodically hosts temporary exhibitions of various genres.

Fukuoka Art Museum

Southeast end of Ohori Park
Hours: 9:30 to 17:30 (until 20:00 on Fri and Sat from Jul to Oct)
Closed: Mondays (or next day if Monday is a holiday), Dec 28 to Jan 4
Admission: 200 yen (permanent exhibition)
Surrounded by the greenery of Ohori Park, the Fukuoka Art Museum has a unique permanent collection comprised of a gallery of ancient Buddhist statues paired with a gallery of paintings and sculptures by modern artists like Miro and Dali. Besides the permanent collection, the museum also holds a variety of special temporary exhibitions.

Hotels around Fukuoka

Recommended Hotels
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka
Luxury hotel inside the Canal City Hakata complex.
Hotel Nikko Fukuoka
Comfortable 4-star hotel a short walk from Hakata Station.
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Hotel Route Inn Hakata Ekimae
Reliable business hotel just across Hakata Station.
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