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“Take some time out”

Tsuboya Pottery Museum
Ranked #35 of 215 things to do in Naha
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

This area is perfect for strolling and meeting the locals. The street is lined with pottery shops and there are a few cafes thrown in. We were looking for a particular café that has since closed but in the process we explored the area, met some locals and had an excellent morning.

Thank LambsySydney
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

The Tsuboya Pottery Museum was made all the better by the use of iPad and audio guides in English. The history of Naha was told through the pottery styles and kilns. Highly recommended.

1  Thank LambsySydney
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

If you love strolling through the more traditional neighborhoods of Okinawa you're going to love this area. It's perfect as a detour while exploring Kokusai Street. There is really not much more to say because it's a place that is best experienced.

IF YOU HAVE KIDS: Keep in mind this area has tight roads and young children should probably be in a stroller for the best possible stress free experience.

1  Thank Kathryn_Spoor
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Tsuboya Streets pottery museum doesn't look too impressive from the outside, but a good deal of thought has gone into presenting the history of pottery in this section of downtown Naha. There is an interesting video, with subtitles, to start the tour, and several floors of exhibits with explanations in English (not always a strength of Japanese museums). There is a progression of examples of the area's pottery from the early to contemporary, including burial caskets which reflect the mix of Chinese and Japanese culture that enlivens Okinawa generally. On the street in front of the museum is a head spinning range of pottery shops, and a few steps up the hill, reconstruction of a traditional potter's home and kiln that is still a work in progress (there are lots of pictures on the construction fence at the site).

Thank Chuck K
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

The museum itself is not as interesting as the road it is located which leads you to a line of old traditional pottery shops.

Thank Casa131
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