Opened from 9: 00 ~ 17: 00 (entrance up to 16: 30)
While on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 7/20 to 8/31 opened until 19:00 (entrance up to 18:30)
Closed on Mondays, New Year’s holiday (12/29-01/02), 3rd Monday-4th Monday in February.
Entrance fee for permanent exhibition: 310 yen per adult
If you’re ever in Kagoshima and would like to do a half-day trip outside of the city, one of the places I recommend is Kirishima Art No Mori. It is not exactly located at the Kirishima train stop so be careful.
From Kagoshima Chuo Station, we caught the train to Kurino Station (switched trains at Hayato station). This cost about 1,500 yen per person (each way) but totally covered with JR passes since there are JR trains that go there. The trip took 1hr 30 mins from Kagoshima Chuo Station to Kurino Station. Then from Kurino station, we could have caught the bus that would carry us straight to the museum (200 yen per adult). But unfortunately, we missed the bus so we had to catch a taxi, and it actually cost 2,770 yen. I’ve included a bus schedule from Kurino Station to Kirishima Art No Mori. It seems that buses come by 5 times per day.
The museum only had (maybe) 10 persons when we went. I remember going on a Saturday and it was filled with students and couples, so it does get a bit crowded.
It has a restaurant where you can buy curry or pasta, along with drinks, snacks and souvenirs. It also has wheelchairs, lockers, and strollers for rent.
There is always an exhibition inside that costs extra and no pictures/videos are allowed for this.
It is great for persons interested in peaceful nature, unconventional art, forests and the countryside.