Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum
An must-visit place if you want to learn about Okinawa’s history and culture
Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum is the largest cultural facility in Okinawa Prefecture and is located in the Omoromachi area of Naha City. It is a popular sightseeing spot with between 400,000 to 500,000 visitors each year.
At the entrance of the Permanent Exhibition you can see coral reefs below your feet and feel as though you had just landed on an island. You can learn about Okinawa’s history from ancient Okinawa, the prosperity of the Ryukyu Kingdom, to post-war Okinawa at the Permanent Exhibition.
Furthermore, there are separate rooms for each sub exhibition in the Permanent Exhibition, which include Natural History, Archaeology, History, Arts and Crafts, Folk Customs; making it possible to study about different themes pertaining to Okinawa.
There is also an outdoor exhibit that recreates a traditional Okinawan-style house and a Touch and Experience Room that children will enjoy.
The Art Museum is the first prefecture-run art museum of the entire pre-and postwar era and is a place where you can appreciate Okinawa’s art. The collection of the Art Museum includes work done by artists from Okinawa and artists with connections to Okinawa as well as modern art. There is value in seeing the works that encompass Okinawa’s unique culture, which differs from that of Mainland Japan.
There are campaigns and events held regularly so be sure to check before you go to the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum.
|Address||3-1-1 Omoromachi, Naha-shi, Okinawa 900-0006|
|Business hours||9：00-18：00（Last entry: 17：30） Fri. & Sat Hours: 9:00-20：00（Last entry: 19：30）|
|Regular holiday||Closed every Monday|
|Parking Lot||General Parking：158 spaces available（4 handicap spaces available）
Large Bus Parking：10 spaces
Bicycle Parking：25 spaces