List of museums in Japan

This is a list of museums in Japan.

As of October 2018, there were 5,738 museums in Japan. This total comprises, in line with the Museum Act, 914 registered museums, 372 designated museum-equivalent facilities, and 4,452 museum-like facilities.[1]

By region and prefectureEdit

HokkaidōEdit

Registered museumsEdit

As of 1 November 2019, and in line with the Museum Act, there were forty-five registered museums in Hokkaidō:[2]

Designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit

As of 10 February 2015, in line with the Museum Act, there were twenty-one designated museum-equivalent facilities in Hokkaidō:[2]

Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

These include:

Former museumsEdit

Former museums include:

TōhokuEdit

Aomori PrefectureEdit

Registered museumsEdit

As of 31 March 2020, in line with the Museum Act, there were three registered museums in Aomori Prefecture:[3]

Designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit

As of 31 March 2020, in line with the Museum Act, there was one designated museum-equivalent facility in Aomori Prefecture:[3]

Museum-like facilitiesEdit

As of 31 March 2020, and as listed by the Aomori Prefectural Government, there were eighty-four museum-like facilities in Aomori Prefecture, including:[3]

Other related facilitiesEdit
Former museumsEdit
  • Hachinohe City Museum of Art

Iwate PrefectureEdit

Registered museums & designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit
Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

Miyagi PrefectureEdit

Registered museums & designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit
Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

Akita PrefectureEdit

Registered museums & designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit
Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

YamagataEdit

FukushimaEdit

KantōEdit

IbarakiEdit

TochigiEdit

GunmaEdit

SaitamaEdit

ChibaEdit

TokyoEdit

KanagawaEdit

ChūbuEdit

NiigataEdit

ToyamaEdit

IshikawaEdit

FukuiEdit

YamanashiEdit

NaganoEdit

GifuEdit

ShizuokaEdit

Former museumsEdit

AichiEdit

KansaiEdit

MieEdit

ShigaEdit

KyotoEdit

OsakaEdit

Former museumsEdit

HyōgoEdit

NaraEdit

Registered museumsEdit

There are fourteen registered museums:[4]

Museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit

There are six museum-equivalent facilities:[4]

Other museums and museum-like facilitiesEdit

WakayamaEdit

ChūgokuEdit

Tottori PrefectureEdit

Registered museums & designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit
Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

ShimaneEdit

Registered museums & designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit
Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

OkayamaEdit

Hiroshima PrefectureEdit

Registered museumsEdit

As of 31 January 2019, and in line with the Museum Act, there were twenty-eight registered museums in Hiroshima Prefecture:[5]

Designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit

As of 31 January 2019, and in line with the Museum Act, there were five designated museum-equivalent facilities in Hiroshima Prefecture:[5]

Museum-like facilities, etcEdit
Former museumsEdit

Yamaguchi PrefectureEdit

Registered museums & designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit
Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

ShikokuEdit

Tokushima PrefectureEdit

Registered museums & designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit
Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

Kagawa PrefectureEdit

Registered museums & designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit
Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

In addition to the above, the following are member museums of the Kagawa Museum Association (香川県資料館協議会):[6]

Other related facilities include:

Ehime PrefectureEdit

Registered museumsEdit

As of 1 April 2020, and in line with the Museum Act, there were eighteen registered museums in Ehime Prefecture:[7]

Designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit

As of 1 April 2020, and in line with the Museum Act, there were six designated museum-equivalent facilities in Ehime Prefecture:[7]

Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

Kōchi PrefectureEdit

Registered museums & designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit
Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

KyushuEdit

FukuokaEdit

Saga PrefectureEdit

Registered museums & designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit
Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

Nagasaki PrefectureEdit

Registered museums & designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit
Museum-like facilities, etcEdit
Former facilitiesEdit

Kumamoto PrefectureEdit

Registered museums & designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit
Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

Ōita PrefectureEdit

Registered museumsEdit

As of 1 April 2020, and in line with the Museum Act, there were five registered museums in Ōita Prefecture:[8]

Designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit

As of 1 April 2020, and in line with the Museum Act, there were ten designated museum-equivalent facilities in Ōita Prefecture:[8]

Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

In addition to the above, the following facilities are member museums of the Ōita Prefectural Museum Council (大分県博物館協議会):[9]

Other facilities include:

Miyazaki PrefectureEdit

Registered museums & designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit
Museum-like facilities, etcEdit
Former museumsEdit

Kagoshima PrefectureEdit

Registered museums & designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit
Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

As of 20 June 2019, other than the above, the following were members of the Kagoshima Prefecture Museum Association (鹿児島県博物館協会):[10][11]

In addition to the above, the following facilities are in Kagoshima Prefecture:

Okinawa PrefectureEdit

Registered museumsEdit

As of 1 May 2018, and in line with the Museum Act, there were eleven registered museums in Okinawa Prefecture:[13]

Designated museum-equivalent facilitiesEdit

As of 1 May 2018, and in line with the Museum Act, there were six designated museum-equivalent facilities in Okinawa Prefecture:[13]

Museum-like facilities, etcEdit

In addition to the above, and as of 1 May 2018, the Okinawa Prefectural Government lists the following facilities:[13]

In addition to the above, the following appear on the list of member museums of the Okinawa Prefecture Museum Society (沖縄県博物館協会):[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 博物館数,入館者数,学芸員数の推移 [Change in the Number of Museums, Visitors, and Curators] (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b 道内の登録博物館・博物館相当施設 [Registered Museums and Museum-Equivalent Facilities in Hokkaidō] (PDF) (in Japanese). Hokkaido Government Board of Education. 1 November 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b c 青森県内博物館等施設一覧 [List of Museum Facilities in Aomori Prefecture] (in Japanese). Aomori Prefecture. 31 March 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  4. ^ a b 博物館 [Museums]. Nara Prefecture. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  5. ^ a b 県内の登録博物館及び博物館に相当する施設の一覧 [List of Registered Museums and Designated Museum-Equivalent Facilities in Hiroshima Prefecture] (in Japanese). Hiroshima Prefecture. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  6. ^ 香川県資料館協議会 [Kagawa Museum Association] (in Japanese). Kagawa Prefecture. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  7. ^ a b 愛媛県内の登録博物館・博物館相当施設 [Registered Museums and Museum-Equivalent Facilities in Ehime Prefecture] (in Japanese). Ehime Prefectural Board of Education. 1 April 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  8. ^ a b 登録博物館・博物館相当施設一覧 [List of Registered Museums and Museum-Equivalent Facilities] (in Japanese). Ōita Prefecture. 1 April 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  9. ^ 博物館を探す [Find a Museum] (in Japanese). Ōita Prefectural Museum Council. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  10. ^ 鹿児島県博物館協会加入館一覧 [List of Member Museums of the Kagoshima Prefecture Museum Association] (in Japanese). Kagoshima Prefecture. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Kagoshima Museum Guide" (PDF). Kagoshima Prefecture Museum Association. 1 December 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  12. ^ a b c d e 加盟博物館一覧 [List of Member Museums] (in Japanese). Okinawa Prefecture Museum Society. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  13. ^ a b c 博物館に関すること [Matters Relating to Museums] (PDF) (in Japanese). Okinawa Prefecture. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2020.

See alsoEdit