Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Naha

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Art Museum Museum
Visit Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum to fully grasp the process of development of Okinawan art, culture, and folk life. Opened in 2007, the museum building, designed as a gusuku (castle), features a construction of local Okinawan limestone. A common lobby serves as entrance to both the art museum and history/natural history museum; you can purchase admission to one or the other, or both. Inspect reproductions of two traditional-style Okinawan buildings, learn about the geological origins of the Ryukyu archipelago, and examine numerous artifacts, works of art, and native musical instruments. Impassioned researchers can visit the extensive library to delve deeper into Okinawan history and heritage. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum by using our Naha vacation builder.
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  • Very nice space and design. The architecture is awesome and very unique. The place combines with Art museum and museum. They offer free guides for both museums and they can borrow them from the librar...  more »
  • I made my husband take me to this museum and it was wonderful. It gives a good glimpse into the culture and history of Okinawa and is a good, relaxing Sunday activity. I'd recommend for kids who are o...  more »
  • I went here in May, during Golden Week, and it was pretty quiet. The prefectural history museum was quite good, with a free audioguide in English and other languages. They also had lockers for 100 yen...  more »
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  • Great museum with nice meeting room and facilities. Friendly knowledgeable staff with plenty who speak English and are eager to help.
  • I only saw the art museum section. There's a nice little collection, but you definitely can't spend the whole day there and you might be hard-pressed to even spend an entire morning there. With that said I loved the gutai pieces and I thought the Okinawan artist exhibition was very politically charged and left me with a lot to think about. They did not have any English recordings to listen to and you could not take pictures or even use a pen according to signs. The price was ¥1000 yen for the art museum.
  • Parking here is easy. The history and geography side of the museum are my favorites. The art exhibition was not as nice, IMHO.
  • Well organized and informative about the history and art of Okinawa. About 20 minutes walk distance from Kokusai Street.
  • An informative museum with free audio guides. A good first stop to learn about the place, history and culture before exploring the different cities. After visiting the halls, I had fun in the interactive room where I got to experience being an archaeologist by matching the blocks and learnt how to play the Okinawan musical instrument, sanshin.