Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Naha

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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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  • Well worth a visit if you enjoy history you will love it Exhibits well thought out and laid out. Good translate to English  more »
  • Museum of art and the Museum of interesting features that are interesting more than expected. Special so spacious and not crowded and summer vacation. Pasta restaurant on the second floor are convenient and delicious, did take time to serve little. I think also the self-study and the play.
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  • Art galleries and museums to borrow a free audio guide (it is possible, but it is not the exact pronunciation of Korean). One-day ticket, 2 own YUI-rail if the discount is ilgweoneul. Museum of art is exhibiting work often seems to be, I'm not replacement is looking for is work in the audio guide was never found. Personally, the Museum was a museum than fun.
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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.

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Naha offers abundant accommodation options for tourists, particularly hotels with mid-range prices. A few international five-star resort chains have local branches, and youth hostels provide an option if you're looking for bare-bones, budget-friendly lodgings. Staying in one of the hotels around Kokusai Street puts you right in the middle of the action, with easy access to Naha's attractions and nightlife.
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