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Rich Culture

The family and I stopped here before making our way to the aquarium. We knew the show times at the... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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Superb museum

I am in awe of the displays of this whole museum . Though it is the more underrated museum... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

The family and I stopped here before making our way to the aquarium. We knew the show times at the planetarium, so we had planned out a rough timeline. We watched our first show, Journey to the Stars, or something close to that. It was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

I am in awe of the displays of this whole museum . Though it is the more underrated museum throughout the whole expo park but it’s def worth the visit. My family with young children love it too , all thanks to the movie “Moana”...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

Yep a small fee to enter 900 yen, considering the effort that has gone into putting this together. I am work in the Maritime industry, grew in the Pacific. This displayed a history of things I had not thought for years. The simplicity of transgressing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nakagawa1971
Reviewed November 9, 2017

My daughter and I were looking for something to do out of the rain and this museum really piqued our interest and we poked around for about two hours. There were perhaps a half dozen other folks there so a nice break from the busy...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank kscollon
Reviewed October 29, 2017

This museum is not the main attraction at the Ocean Expo Park. That honor belongs to the Aquarium. However, we found ourselves with some time to spare at the end of the day and spent about 2 hours roaming around in here. If you have...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Steve_Stuart
Reviewed September 21, 2017

I liked seeing all of the boats in the museum but I would have liked to see more English subtitles in their videos. It was great for learning how the Okinawans fished.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank PearlKerby
Reviewed June 10, 2016

I had visited this museum in the past and because I was interested in ethnobotany it was interesting but a little old. This is not the case today. The Museum has been completely redone and a must see if you are interested in the Pacific...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank BYamamoto
Reviewed January 8, 2016

The ambience inside the museum is amazing, not to mention the replete information about oceanic culture in different parts of the world. Don't forget to visit the planetarium as well. There's a Doraemon show there every weekend and during winter holidays.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Cliff1989
Reviewed June 10, 2015

Saw some AMAZING boats (real life size) and learned a lot about oceanic cultures. It doesn't focus on Okinawa specifically but the admission was very cheap and the boats were super dope. Nice break from the heat of walking around.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Julian P
Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

We just happened to stop by here on the way in to the aquarium and found some interesting exhibits. This is definitely for those who like seafaring history.

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