Taketomi Yugafu-kan
Opening Hours/8:00 to 17:00
Closed/Year-end & New Year's Days and during the ten days of Tanedori Festival
Admission/Free
Management/NPO Takidhun
TEL/0980-85-2488
This is the core institution of the Field Museum on Taketomi Island. It is also the Visitors' Center inside the Iriomote National Park, supported by the Environmental Agency. It offers a variety of information by using graphics, sound effects, panel display, and objet d'art. The name of this hall comes from"Yugafu", world peace, wishing, not only the rich harvest by the gods' divine protection, but also a good communication and a bond between visitors' to the island and inhabitants.
It opened June 24, 2004, and it's the starting point of"Taketomi Island Natural Education Walking Path."Instruction and workshops are offered by the staff. (Reservation is necessary for group tours)

Machinami-kan
Opening Hours/9:00 to 17:00
Open throughout the year (except during the Tanedori Festival)
Admission/ Free
Management/Public Hall
Restrooms are located outside the institution
This is the Public Hall's core institution for the community, and was built in 2000 as the new construction task of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Its traditional red-tiled roof and wooden framework system is the same as the houses on Taketomi Island. All the local communities in the island use it almost daily a meeting place to discuss festivals and events, preservation of old houses, and the future policies of the island. It is also used for other occasions, such as ceremonies and concerts. Voice instruction equipment for the building is also available. Why don't you try it? The gallery attached to it provides a miniature model replica of all of the villages on Taketomi Island and information about traditional houses, with real resources and panel displays.

Kihoin-Shushukan
Opening Hours/9:00 to 17:00
Open throughout the year (except during the Tanedori Festival)
Admission/300 yen
Superintendent of Shushukan (Folklore museum)/Yoshinori Uesedo
Chief priest of Kihoin (Temple)/Tomoko Uesedo
TEL/0980-85-2202
This is a compound establishment of the southernmost temple in Japan.
"Kihoin,"founded by the late Uesedo Tohru, and the Collection Museum of Folklore"Shushukan" established in 1963.
About 4,000 folk crafts actually used by the people on Taketomi Island are displayed. Especially as a reference to the notorious poll tax, there are precious items such as a tax scales (the only one still existing in Okinawa), tools for torture, pictographs, warasan and so on. The explanations about the funeral style in the southern islands, the history of currency, and the dialect labels illustrate Okinawa's unique modern and contemporary history. It is very impressive. In addition, there is data to explain the movement to keep their heritage.

Taketomi Folk Craft Museum

Opening Hours/9:00 to 17:00
Open throughout the year (except during the Tanedori Festival)
Admission/Free
Management/Taketomi Town Fabric Industry Partnership Union
TEL/0980-85-2302

The name of Taketomi Island was first known throughout the nation because it was introduced as theAhisland of folk crafts.AhTaketomi's dyeing skills of Yaeyama Minsah, Yaeyama Cloth, Gunbou, and Bashoufu were outstanding compared to any other. This place was opened in 1972 as a workshop for the future successors in the tradition. Dyes and ingredients are cultivated locally and fabrics produced are on display here. You can also see a weaving demonstration.

Tehdhun Kariyushi Kan
Opening Hours/7:30 to 18:00
Open throughout the year (except during Tanedori Festival)
Admission/Free
Management/NPO Takidhun
TEL/0980-84-5633
This is the waiting place for passengers of Taketomi Port (East Port), with the construction being completed in 2003.
The name comes from"Tehdhun"that means Taketomi Island, andAhKariyushiAhthat means to pray for travelers' safe journey. Inside the institution, there is a general information desk, which gives visitors advice about traffic, lodgings, food and drink, manners and rules, to stay comfortably in the island. It also sells the tickets for Water Buffalo Carriage Tour and Grass boat riding, and the ferry ticket to Ishigaki Island.

Taketomi Town Cultural Asset, Kyu-Yonaguni-Ke-Jutaku (The old residence)
It consists of the main building were built in Taisho 2, the Torah (cooking building), Gee Jon (The place of a prayer), pigsty, stone walls made with the coral stone, the windbreak of Fukugi.
And it is called the name"Maiyununnya."
It is not only carpenters but also people lives in Taketomi Island cooperated and restored. It is used for the sightseeing and learning from now on.
It is the traditional space of Taketomi Island.
If you go there, you can feel the life style on Taketomi Island.

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