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Art&Culture in Okinawa

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  • Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
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    4.0
    675 Reviews
    Museum / Science Museum
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Omoromachi 3-1-1

    Very impressed of architectural. Massive mass and incline form with perforated pattern. Exhibitions are quite interesting. Inside is really huge, could not believe we took nearly 3 hours to explore...

  • Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum
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    4.5
    115 Reviews
    Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum
    Okinawa Pref. Itomanshi Mabuni 614-1

    We were glad that we could make it to visit this museum and learned about the commoners and soldiers from both sides living and fighting in this horrific war. The exhibits were plentiful and...

  • Naha Municipal Tsuboya Pottery Museum
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    4.0
    144 Reviews
    Museum / Science Museum
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tsuboya 1-9-32

    Lovely street with arts and crafts where I didnt find at Yomitan village. There are some really unique pieces.

  • Kume Island Sea Turtle Museum
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    3.5
    123 Reviews
    Museum / Science Museum
    Okinawa Pref. Shimajirigunkumejimachou Oku 170

    I personally prefer to see turtles in the ocean but I was nearby so I figured I’d check it out. Entry was only 300 JPY, which is good value. There were some turtles in very small pools which I was...

  • Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory
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    4.0
    107 Reviews
    Museum / Science Museum
    Okinawa Ishigaki-shi Arakawa 1024-1

    My wife and I made the trip to the astrological observatory and it was definitely worth it! For someone who enjoys driving, the touge road up to the observatory is one way so no risk of meeting on...

Okinawa Areas

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Let go of your image of a busy, ordered Japan and replace it with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and relaxing folk music: You've arrived in Okinawa. A world away from the high intensity of Tokyo, Okinawans appear to live a laid-back beach life on this paradisiacal tropical island that lies in the middle of the East China Sea almost 1,000 kilometers south of mainland Japan's most southern tip. Home to a spattering of islands, prepare yourself to discover underwater caves, star-shaped sand, and an island culture sometimes unrecognizable from mainland Japan.

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