The Toshihiko Satake Memorial Palm Museum, constructed by the Satake Technical Foundation in Ishigaki City, Okinawa, opened on February 5, 2005. This museum was constructed to commemorate the achievements of Dr. Toshihiko Satake, who discovered a new species of palm which is now known as “Satakentia Liukiuensis.” It contributes to the economic development of the region and the advancement of botanical science by introducing palms to visitors from Ishigaki City and around the world.
Seeds of 105 species of palm from around the world and other rare botanical objects are on display.
This area is dedicated to Satakentia Liukiuensis, the species of palm discovered by Toshihiko Satake here on Ishigaki Island.
Learn about the many ways palm trees are used in different countries.
Discover palm museums and botanical gardens both in Japan and overseas.
See fossilized palms, a coconut pearl, and the world’s oldest palm dictionary.
The views of the East China Sea and Kabira Bay from the viewing platform are spectacular.
Car: From Ishigaki city, drive toward Yonehara 20 min. from airport
Bus: From the bus terminal, 40 minutes on a regular sightseeing bus
Admission: 300 Yen (Elementary school students and younger free)
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Open all year
Toshihiko Satake Memorial Palm Museum (SATAKE TECHNICAL FOUNDATION)
554 Fukai, Aza, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa-ken
Tel & Fax : 0980-84-4568