The Kyushu National Museum (Dazaifu City, Fukuoka Prefecture) will now stay open until 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays from April 28, in an effort to promote international and domestic tourism. In what will start as a temporary scheme, the area leading up to Dazaifu Tenmangu will also be lit up in the evenings so that visitors can enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Events will will also be held with in collaboration with businesses in the area and the local community. The museum, Fukuoka Prefecture, Dazaifu Tourism Association have joined forces to launch the “Koto Dazaifu Night Area Soshutsu Iinkai” (Ancient Capital Dazaifu Night Area Creation Committee) has been set up to help facilitate this new schedule.
Official site: Source: Mainichi Shinbun