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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"The Nago Museum"

Inside the Nago Museum 

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The Nago Museum

     N 26 35.166E 127 59.211

The Nago Museum

The Nago Museum is one of your more English friendly museums on Okinawa. Though not every museum item has an English explanation next to it, they do provide some labels in English and they do have a very nice brochure both in Japanese and English giving a general explanation of a particular museum section. Make sure you get one of these brochures before you enter the museum so as to understand what you are seeing as you are touring the area. The brochure may also be a handy source of information if you have children doing a research report on 'Okinawan Culture'. 

The two story museum covers mainly the life of the Nago people, mainly post war era to present. It is well set up with various exhibits of farm life, food processing, worship and ceremonies, and whaling. Everything is neatly arranged (See Photo Album). The Cetacean or whale exhibit is pretty impressive for the size of the museum. There is also Special Exhibition room on the first floor that covers featured topics of Okinawa culture. Price for entry is very inexpensive. See Admission rates and other pertinent information below. 

Admission: Adults 150 Yen (Group Rates 20 or more, 100 Yen), College/Univ Students: 100 Yen (Group Rates 20 or more, 70 Yen), Elementary/Junior High/High School: 50 Yen (Group Rates 20 or more. 30 Yen).

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm.
Closed: Mondays, New Year's, 4th Thursday of the month, National Holidays, Scheduled Maintenance.
Phone number: 098 053 1342.

Pictures. Taking pictures is allowed.
Parking. Please click on the Green Thumbtacks for specific instructions details.

Other places of interest nearby:  Ato no Utaki (Kyoda)Giant Shisas (Kyoda)Water From Hands (Kyoda), Todoroki Waterfall, The Nangusuku Castle Ruins, Nago Green Bridge & The Lower Creek Park.

To see other photos inside the museum, please also see Mike's Ryukyu Gallery.

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