We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Interesting exhibition

Not very popular attraction around the park, yet it’s quite interesting giving inside of how locals... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Krakow, Poland
via mobile
Interesting buildings

These are located with the Ocean Expo Park and these provided good insight to the traditional... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Read all 80 reviews
All photos (79)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“button”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
424 Ishikawa | Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun 905-0206, Okinawa Prefecture
Reviews (80)
Filter reviews
17 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews free of charge ocean expo park button architecture shoes demonstration village
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Not very popular attraction around the park, yet it’s quite interesting giving inside of how locals lived their life some time ago in the past. All houses are well explained in English and can be entered (shoes off). Worth spending 30 minutes to visit, since...More

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Located just below the Central Entrance to the Ocean Expo Park. This is a great representation of a culture in many means. Clearly it has had input from generations of knowledge. To be in Okinawa it is nice to see this. As many attractions focus...More

Thank Nakagawa1971
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Highly recommend this attraction! What I like: -get to see the architecture from different eras; interesting to see how it started with thatched roof housing wooden beams etc... so interesting. After seeing this, one might think of the thatched roof cottages in England wondering which...More

Thank WithKidsInMind
Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you wander away from the grand aquarium, you will eventuall come to the Okinawan village comprising a number of old houses lovingly moved and reconstructed as a compact museum site that you can wander around. It was a gloomy, rain-threatening day in April when...More

1  Thank rtimhunt
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was the best example of Okinawa architecture that I saw in Okinawa. Best of all it was free. English explanations were available at most buildings. The staff were friendly and informative.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

These are located with the Ocean Expo Park and these provided good insight to the traditional village life.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 15 April 2016

There is a Native Okinawan Village near by Ocean Expo Park in Okinawa. Aquarium was very famous and clouded plenty of people. But in the village, there are very a few people. I was taught how to play Shamisen (=a Japanese traditional instrument with three...More

1  Thank miyokom557
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This was cool to see the old style Okinawan houses and village. Very clean and different types of houses to see.

1  Thank usmcmvp
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This attraction that is located inside the Ocean Expo Park is free of charge. It's really interesting to see the various native Okinawan houses, where you can go inside them.

Thank Cliff1989
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I love history and anthropology and this was one of my favorite exhibits! Seeing how people lived in the past it is very cool to be able to walk around in houses like theirs and see the instruments they played. I was here in 2011...More

1  Thank Kmcgrew90
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
Centurion Hotel Okinawa Churaumi
303 reviews
.38 miles away
Hotel Yugafu Inn Bise
188 reviews
.46 miles away
Lemon House
15 reviews
.48 miles away
Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa
509 reviews
.58 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 230 nearby restaurants
86 reviews
.29 miles away
40 reviews
.60 miles away
Uminchu Ryori Kaihomaru
89 reviews
.66 miles away
78 reviews
.26 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 74 nearby attractions
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
4,915 reviews
.29 miles away
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park
544 reviews
.22 miles away
Okichan Theater
956 reviews
.20 miles away
Tropical Dream Center
172 reviews
.27 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Native Okinawan Villege staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines