Ishigaki City Yaeyama Museum

Ishigaki City Yaeyama Museum information

Ishigaki-jima , Japan
4-1 Tonoshiro
admission ¥200
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sun
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This modest museum has exhibits on the culture and history of the island, which are quite well presented with English explanations. Notable among the more typical cultural artefacts: a few informational pages about some of Japan's oldest human remains (estimated, using carbon dating, to be 24,000 years old) that were discovered on Ishigaki in 2011, during construction of the new airport.