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Oceanic Culture Museum

424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun 905-0206, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 980-48-2741
Review Highlights
Pleasantly surprised

My daughter and I were looking for something to do out of the rain and this museum really piqued... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kamloops, Canada
An Extra Bonus at the Expo Park

This museum is not the main attraction at the Ocean Expo Park. That honor belongs to the Aquarium... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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  • Average13%
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“boats” (4 reviews)
“planetarium” (3 reviews)
“pacific” (2 reviews)
424 Ishikawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun 905-0206, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 980-48-2741
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I were looking for something to do out of the rain and this museum really piqued our interest and we poked around for about two hours. There were perhaps a half dozen other folks there so a nice break from the busy...More

Thank kscollon
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This museum is not the main attraction at the Ocean Expo Park. That honor belongs to the Aquarium. However, we found ourselves with some time to spare at the end of the day and spent about 2 hours roaming around in here. If you have...More

Thank Steve_Stuart
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I liked seeing all of the boats in the museum but I would have liked to see more English subtitles in their videos. It was great for learning how the Okinawans fished.

Thank Dessa-Lena K
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I had visited this museum in the past and because I was interested in ethnobotany it was interesting but a little old. This is not the case today. The Museum has been completely redone and a must see if you are interested in the Pacific...More

Thank BYamamoto
Reviewed 8 January 2016

The ambience inside the museum is amazing, not to mention the replete information about oceanic culture in different parts of the world. Don't forget to visit the planetarium as well. There's a Doraemon show there every weekend and during winter holidays.

Thank Cliff1989
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Saw some AMAZING boats (real life size) and learned a lot about oceanic cultures. It doesn't focus on Okinawa specifically but the admission was very cheap and the boats were super dope. Nice break from the heat of walking around.

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

We just happened to stop by here on the way in to the aquarium and found some interesting exhibits. This is definitely for those who like seafaring history.

Thank crjohnsen
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Museums are always great places to visit when the weather outdoors, doesn't feel comfortable. This one is no exception. Even on a nice day, you can get lost and wander through history, gaining an appreciation for the Pacific Islander's way of life. On display are...More

3  Thank RyukyuMike
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