Kyushu National Museum has established a contributory member system for people who support our goals. Your donations will be used effectively for the wide-ranging promotion of culture through activities such as the purchase of artifacts and educational initiatives.
We look forward to receiving your generous support.
|Premium Member||Special Member||Sustaining Member|
|Annual membership fee||1,000,000 yen||200,000 yen||50,000 yen|
|Donation can be deducted from income tax||○||○||○|
|Mail dispatch (only for persons wishing to receive it)||○||○||○|
|Mail delivery of our quarterly magazine Asiage||○||○||○|
|Free entry to cultural exchange exhibitions||Up to 6 people||Up to 4 people||Up to 2 people|
|Free entry to regular exhibitions at other National Museums||Up to 2 people||Up to 2 people||Up to 2 people|
|Invitation tickets to cultural exchange exhibitions||30 tickets||20 tickets||10 tickets|
|Free entry to special exhibitions||Entry any number of times to each special exhibition (up to 2 people)||Entry one time to each special exhibition (up to 2 people)||Entry one time to each special exhibition (up to 2 people)|
|Free use of special exhibition audio guides||Any number of times for each special exhibition (up to 2 people)||One time for each special exhibition (up to 2 people)||－|
|Mail delivery of special exhibition catalogues||One catalogue for each exhibition||One catalogue for each exhibition||－|
|Free entry to special exhibitions at other National Museums||One time for each special exhibition (up to 2 people)||One time for each special exhibition (up to 2 people)||One time for each special exhibition (up to 2 people)|
|Invitations to special exhibition opening ceremonies||Every opening ceremony (up to 6 people)||Every opening ceremony (up to 4 people)||Every opening ceremony (up to 2 people)|
|Discounts at the restaurant and cafe||10%||10%||10%|
|Member name listed within the museum, on our website, and in our quarterly magazine Asiage (with prior permission)||○||○||○|
|Discounted use of museum facilities||30% (up to 50% of the membership fee)||10% (up to 50% of the membership fee)||－|
|Free use of our parking facilities||○||○||○|
|Special guided tours (prior application required)||Once a year; up to 20 people||－||－|
|Special celebrations||Once a year||－||－|
|Thank-you event (once a year)||○||○||○|
|Dinner with the museum director or researchers,, etc.||Possible once a year||－||－|
Memberships, Financial Affairs, General Affairs Division
Information Based on the Specified Commercial Transactions
|Operational Organization||Kyushu National Museum|
|Operational Director||Koizumi Yoshihide, Deputy Executive Director|
|Address||4-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka 810-0118, Japan|
|Application and Payment Method,Other Fees||Please access this page.|
|Time of Payment||When confirming the donation.|
|Time of Shipping, Return and Exchange Policy||None|
Details on Preferential Tax Treatments
Taxation on Contributions
The Independent Administrative Institution National Institutes for Cultural Heritage (Kyushu National Museum’s governing body) is a designated public-service promotion corporation. As such, individuals and companies making contributions to Kyushu National Museum can receive preferential income and resident tax treatment separate from other general donations.
Contributions to Individual Members are eligible for this preferential tax treatment.
*If you pay income tax in Japan and wish to receive a Certificate for a tax deduction, please refer to the Inquiries tab to contact us after confirming your donation.
How to Apply for Preferential Tax Treatment
Please submit the Donation Acceptance Certificate or the Receipt issued by Kyushu National Museum when filing your taxes.
These documents are needed to receive preferential tax treatment, so please store them securely.
About Preferential Tax Treatments (Deductions)
Contributions to designated public-service promotion corporations are eligible for the following preferential tax treatment.
When an individual makes donations to a public-service promotion corporation, the amount paid is treated as a "designated donation" and a certain amount is subject to tax deduction following appropriate procedures. This system allows either [the sum of total donation made during the year] or [Amount equal to 40% of total income] (Applied to the lower amount of the two) minus 2000 yen to be deducted from taxes.
- If total annual income is 8,000,000 yen:
40% of total annual income = 3,200,000 yen
- Tax deducted in this case is calculated as follows:
If total amount of donation is 50,000 yen; (50,000 yen - 2,000 yen = 48,000 yen)
If total amount of donation is 4,000,000 yen; 3,200,000 - 2,000 yen = 3,198,000 yen
When a corporate makes donations to a public-service promotion corporation, the amount paid can be listed separate from standard donations to receive preferential tax deduction. In addition, the revisions to the tax system in 2012 raised the deductible amount limit to allow for a further preferential treatment.
⇒Deductible tax amount = (Capital fund x 0.375% + 6.25% of Gross Income) x 1/2
How to Donate
Payment by credit card
- Enter the donation amount, fill in required items(*)and select ‘Add to Cart’ on the page of the project you wish to support (donors can make multiple donations).
- After checking the ‘Cart Contents’ on the cart page, please proceed to checkout.
- Please fill in the necessary information(*).
- After checking all the details on the ‘Checkout’ page, please confirm your donation.
*We accept the following cards.
*Notes regarding credit card payments
- Credit cards can only be used by the person who owns the card.
- Payments in multiple installments are not possible.
- As a general rule, changes cannot be made and funds cannot by returned after a payment is made.
- The payment will be taken from the designated account on the date determined by your credit card company. Please consult the statement issued by your credit card company for details.
- Please contact your credit card company if an error occurs after payment is made.
Payment by bank transfer (Limited to addresses within Japan)
Please fill out a Donation Application Form(Japanese) and provide to address below.
After checking the form, we will send you a bank transfer request form so please make the transfer to the bank account listed on the form.
* Please pay the transfer fees separately.
* We may provide your personal information to the relevant local government bodies to facilitate the tax deduction process in your city, town or village.
Memberships, Financial Affairs, General Affairs Division, Kyushu National Museum
Ishizaka 4-7-2, Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture, 810-0118
*Individual members (sustaining members and special members) can apply at the general reception desk on the museum’s first floor. Reception times: From 9:30 to 30 minutes before closing on days when the museum is open.