Okinawa Island Guide

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Okinawa Island Guide

Murasaki Mura

1020-1 Takashiho, Yomitan Village
Tel: 098-958-1111
Hours: 9:00-18:00 (Hours vary by attraction.)
Open daily
Admission: Adults ¥600, ages 13-18 ¥500, ages 6-12 ¥400, under 6 free
Barrier-free accessibility

やんばる野生生物保護センター / ウフギ自然館

Yambaru Wildlife Conservation Center / Ufugi Nature Museum

263-1 Hiji, Kunigami Village
Tel: 0980-50-1025
Hours: 10:00-16:30
Closed: Mon, holidays (Except for May 4, 5)
Admission: Free


Wonder Museum (Okinawa Zoo & Museum)

5-7-1 Goya, Okinawa City
Tel: 098-933-4190
Hours: April-September 9:30-18:00 (last entry 17:00); October-March 9:30-5:30 (last entry 16:30)
Closed: Tue, Dec. 30-Jan. 1 (open daily during Golden Week and Japanese school holidays)
Admission: 200 yen for adults, 100 yen for ages 4-12, free for under 3. *The Wonder Museum is located on the premises of the Okinawa Zoo & Museum, and visitors must pay separate entry fees for both facilities. (Admission to Okinawa Zoo & Museum: 500 yen for adults, 200 yen for ages 13-18, 100 yen for ages 4-12 and free for children under 3 years of age)

This is a hands-on museum located on the grounds of the Okinawa Zoo & Museum. The museum reopened its doors in April 2014 after an extensive renovation with 34 fun and interesting interactive exhibits for everyone to enjoy.


Akara/Bokunen Art Museum

9-20 Mihama, Chatan Town
Tel: 098-926-2764
Hours: 11:00-21:00
Admission: 800 yen for adults, 500 yen for ages 7-18, free for under 6.

Akara is a shopping, dining and art complex run by Okinawa's prominent woodblock artist Bokunen Naka. With a curved, dynamic roof and a spacious design that invites seasonal breezes, the building, which features an Okinawan motif, was designed by Bokunen the prodigy. Habu Box, the long-established fashion brand specializing in T-shirts, Bokunen's art museum and gallery, and café and restaurant Janosz can be found at Akara.


Sea Turtle Museum of Kumejima

170 Ou, Kumejima Town (Kume Island)
Tel: 098-985-7513
Hours: 9:00-17:00
Closed: Tue
Admission: 300 yen for ages 16 and over, 200 yen for ages 6-15.

The facility was established for the purpose of preserving endangered sea turtles, with panels and video clips about its mission. You can watch turtles swimming slowly in the water tank.


Mihama 7 Plex


Ogimi Village Bashofu Museum

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Yanbaru Forest Toy Museum


Naha City Museum of History


Tsushima Maru Memorial


Nakijin Village History & Culture Center


Nago Museum