Yomitan Village History Folklore Museum

yomitan folk history museum

Located at the entrance to the grounds of Zakimi Castle this is a great little museum is jam packed full of Okinawa culture, artifacts, and Art from the Yomitan village area. The Yomitan Village History and Folklore Museum is a quant little Okinawa museum that offers various exhibits on different floors.

One exhibit is dedicated to the archaeological finds from the remains of Zakimi Castle. Many of these artifacts were found during reconstruction of the walls of this important Okinawa Gusuku these are displayed along with artifacts of significance from the local village.

Another exhibit is dedicated to World War Two. As Yomitan was one of the landing point for U.S. troops this exibit is dedicated to events that took place before and after the battle of Okinawa near or in the Village of Yomitan.

A large section of the The Yomitan Village History and Folklore Museum is dedicated to educating visitors about local culture, food, clothing, shelter, and famous textiles of Yomitan. This section on Okinawa culture in Yomitan includes an exhibition on a type of grave only found in Okinawa called kamekoubaka (turtle back tomb). The exhibition allows guests to a unique opportunity to peer into the tomb.

On the third floor of The Yomitan Village History and Folklore Museum is an art museum with many permanent exhibits of Yomitan fabrics and ceramics.

The Yomitan Village History and Folklore Museum has over 400,000 items on display. You could make an entire day at the museum or make it part of a tour to Zakimi Castle.

Directions: From Naha Airport take Highway 58 north towards Nago. Keep left and continue through Kadena Circle, about 4 kilometers. Turn left onto Route 12 for Zakimi. Follow the road for 1.7 kilometers, and then turn right up a steep hill. Turn right into the parking lot.

From Naha Airport: Approx. 1 hr 30 min. (by highway)
From Yuirail Asahibashi Station: 3 min. on foot
From Naha Bus Terminal: 1h by bus #28
From Takashiho-Iriguchi bus stop: 20 min. on foot

Admission: 200 yen
Open hours: 9am-5:00pm
Closed days: Mondays and Japanese Holidays
Address: 708-6 Zakimi, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
Phone 098-958-3141

 

 

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