Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Naha

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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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  • Omoro City area. Appearance is reminiscent of the Ryukyu dynasty age of castles (gusuku). We have exhibits from minatogawa man living in the Museum of antiquity along the era to the present day. Instead of the ends only in a resort and tourism Okinawa, Okinawa and little you learn here the appeal of Okinawa may be felt more deeply.
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  • Had a monorail day pass, discounts at that! Nice that you can see both the Museum and the Museum of the history of Okinawa.
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  • Local draws the shamisen's grandmother sitting in front of the House, was singing. Corals of beautiful shells I picked up from the coast, "Rausu" weavers make Okinawa's costume while watching it, and water buffalo-drawn art, it diet including old and now, I could see. In the Ministry, I showcase the folk songs of Okinawa.
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  • A must-see for any visitor to Okinawa, especially American military. See this before you venture to the other must-see sites like castle (gusuku) ruins, the Peace Memorial, or Shuri Castle to learn about what you'll see there. Well-designed and well-kept exhibits that show the history of Okinawa from pre-history through the post-war rebuilding, including many of the challenges faced by the people of Okinawa at the hands of larger neighbors through trade, political, and military encounters. Rotating art exhibits bring art from all over the world to Okinawa that feature everything from Japanese textiles and manga to European art. Free audio tours available in English and Spanish--recommended as not everything is translated to English on the placards in the exhibits. Plan for a whole day if you want to see everything and listen to all the audio content. There's a reasonably-priced café on the third floor for a mid-day snack.
  • Highly educational in relation to the history and perception of the people that reside in Okinawa and enabled me to understand the reason behind their diversity and religious practices. Everything was in English, in comparison something I found hard to find in Tokyo (the tourist hub). There was also an English, Chinese, Korean (and further languages) audio guide which explained in more detail the written descriptions. I would advise to go, especially if it is raining or in the evening after a stroll as it doesn't close until 8:00pm and entrance fee is very cheap. Well worth a visit.
  • Learn Okinawa's history and cultures here
  • Excellent gallery. Friendly staff and well prepared exhibits.
  • Great!!!
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