Oceanic Culture Museum, Motobu

oceanic culture museum motobu

The main mission of The Oceanic Culture Museum is to illustrate the lives of people who inhabit and inhabited the areas along the Kuroshio (Japan Current), a warm ocean Current that flows from the Pacific Ocean off East Asia to Japan.

Nearly 1,000 items are exhibited to introduce the oceanic cultures of Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia, Southeast Asia and Japan. The displays are themed to show the intimate relationship between local people in these cultures and the Sea, the origin and history of oceanic cultures of the world, the introduction and development of culture carried over the seas, and the interchange between ethnic groups in the area.

The multi screen theater in the museum also allows visitors to hear and see important cultural aspect like folk tales, dances, and songs from different groups in the South Pacific. If you want to learn about some interesting history and culture this really is the place to go in Okinawa to do it.

From Naha Airport: Approx. 140 min by car (via highway)
From Okinawa Expressway Kyoda I.C: Approx. 40 min by car (via highway)
From nearest bus stop Kinen Koen-mae: Approx. 3 min. on foot
(Stop for line : 65, 66, 70)
Parking: Available (Free)

Admission: Adults 170yen, Children 50yen
Open hours: December - February 9:30 - 17:00
March - November 9:30 - 17:30
July 20 - August 31 9:30 - 18:30
Closing Day: None
Address: 24 Ishikawa, Within Ocean Expo Park, Motobu Town, Okinawa
905-0206
Phone Number: 0980-48-3140

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