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Naha Municipal Tsuboya Pottery Museum (那覇市立壺屋焼物博物館)


Museum / Science Museum

This museum dedicated to the subject of Tsuboya ware and other Okinawan pottery (known as yachimun in the Okinawan language) is about a 10-minute walk from Makishi Station on the Okinawa Urban Monorail. It is located on Tsuboya Yachimun Street, which is lined with many Okinawan yachimun potteries. The museum's first floor provides exposition on the history of Tsuboya ware and the role it played in everyday life in Okinawa. The second floor presents characteristic works of Tsuboya ware as well as the production process. The museum also exhibits the works of potters including the Living National Treasure Jiro Kinjo.


Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tsuboya 1-9-32 (Naha / Southern OkinawaArea)

phone 0988623761

10:00-18:00 (admission is until 17:30)

Review of Tsuboya Pottery Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/11/12 wonderful guided tour was helpful
I really appreciated the availability of the iPad tour and used it to learn more about the items on display and the culture and processes of pottery making. It made a good facility a great...
Reviewed:2019/03/29 Must visit pottery street
Lovely street with arts and crafts where I didnt find at Yomitan village. There are some really unique pieces.
Reviewed:2018/12/08 Interesting diversion
Located near the beginning of the long pottery street. Nice overview and history of pottery in Okinawa.

Free language audio guide as the exhibits are 95% no english

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Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Tsuboya 1-9-32 [map]
Naha / Southern OkinawaArea
10:00-18:00 (admission is until 17:30)
Monday (open if closed), New Year's holiday, temporary Days closed
[Admission fee] General350yen * For the time being, free for college students and younger
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Not available (No smoking on site)
Available (Naha City Wi-Fi)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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