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Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum

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Definitely a must visit if you’re staying in Okinawa and you’re interested in the history of the... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
Kyoto, Japan
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My friend and I spent a good hour and a half here. Very interesting and you can choose to get an... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2019
Seattle, Washington
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3-1-1 Omoromachi, Naha 900-0006, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Due to time restrictions we only did the Prefectural Museum. There's a small Arts and Crafts Gallery within the museum (although this was temporarily closed when I visited), so feel that this is the best option if you have limited time. My highlights were probably...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

Our first stop on the ship’s tour. This is a beautiful setting for this museum and park. The park has stones with all of the dead’s names written on it and an enteral flame. It was a sobering site. The museum has a really good...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

The museum building is a striking design - very modern! We only had time to do one of the two museums, and we chose the art museum, which was a mistake - we should have chosen the general museum. The first room we saw had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Definitely a must visit if you’re staying in Okinawa and you’re interested in the history of the island. The historical part was very informative and I learnt a lot. It seemed like a fun attraction for children even, especially the part about different animals of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

My friend and I spent a good hour and a half here. Very interesting and you can choose to get an audio guide in English or a few other languages to help you along as you explore

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

You have discounted tickets for university student too. 260 yen. I only went to that museum ( not art) It was great! It comes if you want with an audioguide available in different languages (japanese, chinese, english, korean, spanish...) It helped me a lot to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019

Stunning design from the outside and when walk into the inner walk, you will see a beautiful traditional Okinawa house before entering the building. This is my favorite design cue of the museum. The history part of the museum is very well presented and quite...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Prefectural Museum was a huge building that was divided into he museum (covering natural history, Ryukyuan folk traditions, and history) and an art museum. It didn’t make sense that there were four different admissions charged (for permanent and temporary exhibitions at both parts). A one...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

This was a great place to learn about the history of Okinawa, I didnt check out the art wing, but the historical museum was very interesting. I was there for about an hour or so and I could have been there longer. Reserve about 2-3...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

My wife, daughter and I toured both the Historical and Art museums with interest. Their books in kanji from 19th century depicting the types of people and workers in Okinawa in great detail were fascinating. It gave a feel for their works and lifestyles and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from wendy m | Reviewed this property |
Naha has city busses and an excellent Monorail system which stops walking distance from most attractions. The cabs are also very reasonable.