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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Yaeyama Museum Ishigaki

八重山博物館, 石垣

In the center of Ishigaki city in the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, is the small and somewhat quaint, Yaeyama Museum.

Yaeyama Museum Ishigaki Okinawa Japan

The Yaeyama Museum contains a collection of the local crafts of Ishigaki and the other islands in the Yaeyama chain including traditional boats and canoes, festival shiisa masks, textiles, scale models of traditional Yaeyama architecture, coffin palaquins, scrolls and other historic documents.

Yaeyama Museum Ishigaki Okinawa Japan

Other things to see on Ishigaki Island include Torinji Temple and Gongendo Shrine, just a short way west of Ishigaki Port, Yonehara Beach, the Tojin Baka Memorial, Ishigaki Market, Banna Forest Park, Mt Nosoko, Maezato Beach, Mt Omoto, Uganzaki and Yonehara Palm Grove.

Yaeyama Museum
Tonoshiro 4-1
Okinawa Prefecture
Admission: 200 yen
Hours: 9am-4.30pm; closed Monday

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