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Updated: April 2, 2018
Hahajima Island has a wild history for a tiny island. It was first visited by Spanish explorers, then claimed by samurai seafarers and finally colonized by Americans. The Ross Museum offers a peek into the lives of the island's earliest inhabitants. The thatched roof building which houses the museum was originally a sugar storehouse built in 1913. Inside you will find whaling tools used by the early islanders as well as old photos and maps documenting daily life on the island.
Discounts available for students, disabled visitors, groups
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