R.A Kartini Museum in Jepara Regency, Central Java Province
One of the major tourist sites in Jepara Regency is none other than the famous R.A Kartini Museum. The location is in Panggang Village and it resides near to Jepara Square and Jepara Pendopo. As the name suggests, the museum was built in order to appreciate and remember Kartini, who was a brave woman and the pioneer of women emancipation in Indonesia. Not to mention Jepara was her birthplace hometown. Even though tourists need to pay the entrance fee, it doesn’t cost much. It has nothing to compare to both the knowledge and experience that tourists may get during the visit.
R.A. Kartini Museum resides in a strategic location and on the roadside. This explains why tourists are able to find it easily. The total size of the building is 890 meters per square. As for the land, the total area is 5219 meters per square! The sit consists of three buildings, which are K, T, and N Building! What is more? Once arriving at the location, tourists may see a tall and majestic gate right away. It becomes a good spot for photography, somehow. As for the environment, it is both quiet and clean. Visitors are not allowed to make a fuss when exploring the museum, after all.
Exploring R.A Kartini Museum
The first thing that tourists should do in RA Kartini Museum is to learn the history. As mentioned before, Kartini is the pioneer or Indonesia’s women emancipation. The local government decided to build the museum in order to appreciate her merits in the past. The construction started in 1975 and it finished in 1977. Until now, the local government takes a good care of the museum and keeps promoting it to more people including outsiders and foreigners.
After learning the history, tourists should explore the museum thoroughly, including its exterior and interior. At the gate, for example, they can take great photos in front of it. Once getting inside, they may find several rooms that store different types of collections and historical items. At the Ruang I (the first room) for example, many items or photos of RA Kartini are displayed neatly, so tourists can learn and watch them comfortably.
The next room (Ruang II), tourists may find RMP Sosrokartono relics and historical items. What about the third room (Ruang III)? Well, it stores historical and old items of Jepara Regency. These include carvings, batik fabric, and many others. The last room (Ruang IV), tourists may find the giant fishbone called Joko Tuo. This unique bone was found in 1989 and it has the size length of about 16 meters! Thus, do not forget to take photos of it later.
- Garuda Monument
- Kura-Kura Ocean Park
- Kalinyamat Park
How to Get There
From Semarang City, a trip to Jepara Regency takes approximately 2 hours and 12 minutes as the distance is 78.1 km. Have no worries. It becomes faster if tourists take Kudus – Semarang Street. Later, they only need to reach Panggang Village. The distance is 2.9, so the trip takes only about 6-10 minutes. Still, tourists must use the right route which is Shima Street.
Where to Stay
- Nusantara Hotel
- Saripan Guesthouse
- Jepara Indah Hotel
- Seaside Villa