Naha Municipal Tsuboya Pottery Museum

Naha Municipal Tsuboya Pottery Museum  © N.Omune

Naha Municipal Tsuboya Pottery Museum

This is an old building with a stone floor, transmitting the atmosphere of the old Okinawa. Here you can see various pottery from the Jomon Period to present day and also learn about the techniques of pottery making.
The pottery in Okinawa is called "yachimun". A long time ago it was produced in every area of Okinawa, but in 1682 King Ryukyu ordered to create a pottery workshop in Tsuboya where the conditions were favorable and could help promote pottery. Tsuboya-yaki uses porcelain clay and glaze creating a unique style.
On the first and second floor of the museum, you can see the works created by the "Living National Treasure" artisans of Okinawa. The Nishinu Kiln that was dug out from its original spot and brought here is also kept intact.


12 minutes from Makishi Station on the Okinawa Monorail. 5 minutes from Tsuboya Bus Stop. 5 minutes from Kainan Bus stop. 20 minutes from Naha Airport. There is a 3-vehicle parking lot on the right side of the museum and it is located 5 minutes from Makishi Public Market.

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Description: Naha Municipal Tsuboya Pottery Museum

Sights Naha Municipal Tsuboya Pottery Museum (那覇市立壺屋焼物博物館)
Address 1-9-32 Tsuboya, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Phone / Fax Phone: 098-862-3761
Duration 45Minutes
Business Hours Tuesday:10:00-18:00
Closed dates Specific dates NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Admission Fee Pay admission: 315yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

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