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Naha city Museum of History

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Address: 1-1-1 Kumoji | 4F Pallet Kumoji, Naha 900-0015, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 98-869-5266

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Move on folks nothing to see here

Disappointingly small, but maybe some day it will move to bigger quarters so the entire collection can be displayed.

Reviewed 25 April 2016
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Disappointingly small, but maybe some day it will move to bigger quarters so the entire collection can be displayed.

Thank businesstraveler4319
Castlebar, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Take a break here from walking the city, it's informative, well presented and an enjoyable rest. Could you a little more non-Japanese information, but overall a nice break. Of course, shopping and dining on any of the floors below it.

Thank Martin O
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

As other reviewers point out, this museun is small and does not have so many exhibits to see.From the ancient times to modern time, we can understand rough history of Okinawa. Most of the exhibites are copies.Located within Ryubo Department store building, location is covenient, quite near to the KENCHO-MAE Station and International street.Not so much time to see around... More 

Thank NewYork5555
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Not knowing much about Okinawa's history is solved in a well laid out and easily understood small museum, well worth a hour or so to provide a context for everything else you may see

Thank 65Graham65
Tokyo, Giappone
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

The museum is too small and doesn't show anything important, however is good for people who want see a lot of pictures and postcards from past. it has some nice books if you can read Japanese.

Thank Masato0918
Chandigarh, India
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Could not visit inside but loved to have visited this place. I think it has particular timings in the morning to visit.

Thank aggarwalrka
Suita, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

As any visitor to Naha probably does go to the Shuri castle, visiting this museum is a useless waste of time. Generally most of the information was to be found on both sites. One should consider visiting only in the case that there is an interesting temporary exhibition.

2 Thank svarnyp
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Because we had been to the Prefectual Museum and Shuri-Jo Castle this small Collection made sense. The photos of Naha and Okinawa before WW2 were very interesting especially as Naha was devastated by the Battle of Okinawa and most of the sites were destroyed. Not much in English, nor is there an audio guide. I am still glad I went.... More 

Thank jbpurple
Tainan, Taiwan
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

It is with great disappointment that I am writing this review. The only positive thing about this "museum" was the friendliness of the staff. Unfortunately, many artefacts were destroyed during the Battle of Okinawa; therefore there really is very little to see here. The majority of items are old photographs, old maps, some calligraphy, and pictures of artefacts. Barely enough... More 

2 Thank Nonina33
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

The Naha City Museum is located inside a large shopping mall, and contains artefacts donated by the descendants of the Ryukuyuan royal family. It is a surprisingly tiny museum considering the history of the subject matter. While there are some interesting items on display, it's not a must-see, and sadly, lacking in any meaningful English guide for non-Japanese people, meaning... More 

3 Thank Lynkster

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