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Interesting diversion

Located near the beginning of the long pottery street. Nice overview and history of pottery in... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Gives a good, basic introduction to Okinawa's traditional ceramic art.

There is not just one kind of traditional Okinawan pottery. There are, in fact, many different... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Thomas C
Nagoya, Japan
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

There is not just one kind of traditional Okinawan pottery. There are, in fact, many different kinds. The Tsuboya Pottery Museum shows visitors the "full range" of traditional pottery in Okinawa. I thought the most impressive pieces were the large cremation urns which are uniquely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 4 January 2018

A nice place to walk around, some house was make with the pottery all over the house from ceciling to floor, all shop selling there own design, peaceful place to enjoy

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

for those who want to go beyond shopping at various shops but want to find out more about history of pottery in Okinawa, this is the place

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a lovely quaint street with a museum at the beginning. Not far from International street. You can buy all sorts of pottery here including the famous Okinawan Shisa Dogs. You will see them in abundance in Okinawa and especially along Pottery Street and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JH72
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

It's a small museum but interesting to learn about Okinawan pottery. Learn the difference between ara-yachi and Jo-yachi. The former includes water jars and other large items coated with mud, while the latter consists of everyday crockery, such as bowls and plates. You even get...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank NinaAsia
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Travel to this lovely museum and you'll be in the midst of tiny pottery studios and shops. The museum is fairly inexpensive to get into, most of the displays are entirely in Japanese. There is an English brochure and some history of the area in...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

The museum will only take a half hour or so but it goes through the history of the making of the different kinds of pottery produced in Okinawa.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank travelingwolf
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Just next to my Hyatt hotel so very convenient . It's a small museum with 3 floors that attempts to tell pottery history , especially for the Okinawa region . Got the English audio guide and it helps as all the signs next to the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank bcheong
Reviewed 25 June 2016

But after getting better directions to the monorial..found out that it really should not have been that hard to find..on the way back to the Monorail, there was a tourist office and I went in to ask how to find the Garden..Anyway, the museum gave...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Marta E
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