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Toshihiko Satake Memorial Palm Museum

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.

Toshihiko Satake Memorial Palm Museum


Exhibit Overview

Palms of the World

Palms of the World

Seeds of 105 species of palm from around the world and other rare botanical objects are on display.

Satakentia

Satakentia

This area is dedicated to Satakentia Liukiuensis, the species of palm discovered by Toshihiko Satake here on Ishigaki Island.

Human Livelihood and the Palm

Human Livelihood and the Palm

Learn about the many ways palm trees are used in different countries.

Palm Museums

Palm Museums

Discover palm museums and botanical gardens both in Japan and overseas.

Palm Treasures Collection

Palm Treasures Collection

See fossilized palms, a coconut pearl, and the world’s oldest palm dictionary.

Viewing Platform

Viewing Platform

The views of the East China Sea and Kabira Bay from the viewing platform are spectacular.

Access

Access

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

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