Kyushu National Museum (Kyuhaku) was the latest national museum founded on October 16,2005. There are three other national museums located in Tokyo, Nara and Kyoto. The concept of Kyuhaku is “ Gaining a fuller understanding of the formation of Japanese culture against the backdrop of Asian history”. Exhibitions, cultural properties conservation and research, and educational programs are planned in line with this concept. There are new surprises awaiting every visit.