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Tsuboya Pottery Museum

1-9-32 Tsuboya, Naha 902-0065, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-862-3761
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Spot those Shisa Dogs!

This is a lovely quaint street with a museum at the beginning. Not far from International street... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

It's a small museum but interesting to learn about Okinawan pottery. Learn the difference between... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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1-9-32 Tsuboya, Naha 902-0065, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-862-3761
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a lovely quaint street with a museum at the beginning. Not far from International street. You can buy all sorts of pottery here including the famous Okinawan Shisa Dogs. You will see them in abundance in Okinawa and especially along Pottery Street and...More

Thank JH72
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

It's a small museum but interesting to learn about Okinawan pottery. Learn the difference between ara-yachi and Jo-yachi. The former includes water jars and other large items coated with mud, while the latter consists of everyday crockery, such as bowls and plates. You even get...More

Thank NinaAsia
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Travel to this lovely museum and you'll be in the midst of tiny pottery studios and shops. The museum is fairly inexpensive to get into, most of the displays are entirely in Japanese. There is an English brochure and some history of the area in...More

1  Thank Tanuki T
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The museum will only take a half hour or so but it goes through the history of the making of the different kinds of pottery produced in Okinawa.

Thank travelingwolf
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Just next to my Hyatt hotel so very convenient . It's a small museum with 3 floors that attempts to tell pottery history , especially for the Okinawa region . Got the English audio guide and it helps as all the signs next to the...More

Thank bcheong
Reviewed 25 June 2016

But after getting better directions to the monorial..found out that it really should not have been that hard to find..on the way back to the Monorail, there was a tourist office and I went in to ask how to find the Garden..Anyway, the museum gave...More

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We presented our university student cards and received discounted entry. The history of pottery in the local area was very interesting, and the museum exhibits are beautifully presented and describe the local customs and history as well as the story of the local pottery. It...More

Thank Fran_from_Frankston
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Within Naha, there is a place where pottery has been fired for centuries. It is called Tsuboya. This museum shed light on its history and craftsmanship.

Thank World1day
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Definitely get the English audioguide. I didn't know there was one (there weren't obvious signs)- so I went thru the exhibit once a bit clueless, and then saw a sign for the audioguide when I was about to leave. So I did the museum over...More

1  Thank DanielleK723
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

For people interested in traditional pottery this can be a good place. It shows the history of Ryukyu's pottery since ancient times and there's also a nice video, described in Okinawa language (with Japanese subtitles), that shows the process of pottery making typical of Tsuboya...More

Thank Masato0918
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