Okinawa’s Main Island

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Connect with Okinawa through the beauty of its traditional culture

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The traditional arts and culture of Okinawa comes from the perfect
harmony of man, nature and spirit. The experiences you can find on the
main island completely reflect that harmony and with it, you’ll be able
to create a string of unique memories you can’t make anywhere else.

 

Channel your inner Ryukyu artisan…

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Okinawa, once known as Ryukyu Kingdom was left with an abundance of treasures.
Their traditional craft arts are one of these treasures, passed down from one
generation to the next. At Naha City Traditional Arts and Crafts Center, there are five
types of workshops – including Shuri cloth weaving, Ryukyu Lacquerware making and
Bingata (traditional cloth dying) – that run daily where you can experience Ryukyu craft.

Open 9:00-18:00
Open all year except between the 31st December – 2nd January
2+81-98-868-7866
Tenbusu Naha 2F, 3-2-10 Makishi, Naha, Okinawa
http://kogeikan.jp/international/english/

 

Learn traditional martial arts from a passionate master

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In the traditional Okinawa themed experience village, Murasaki Mura, an Englishman, Kevin Chaplin runs
a dojo, which means studio. Kevin is a master of traditional Okinawa-style karate. His one hour lesson for
one person or more, involves learning about the history, the tricks and the philosophy of Okinawa-style
karate. Learning about traditional Okinawa through another foreigner makes for a very unique experience.

Open Monday to Friday; 9:00-17:00
Reservation required.
Fee: ¥2,575 per person (¥1,620 for groups of 5 or more)
2+81-98-958-4974
1020-1 Takashiho Yomitan Village, Okinawa
Email: KarateExperience@gmail.com
International Karate Study Centre

 

The beauty of Okinawa reflected in colourful textiles

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All three levels of Shuri Ryusen is filled with the most beautiful pieces of traditional
Okinawa culture. Ryusen is the art of dying textiles using plant based and fossilised
coral based dye. Here you can choose from a variety of fabrics like scarves and try this
gorgeous art form first hand or watch the pros do it in the workshop. Be sure to stroll
through the gallery-like gift shop and cafe for some tea too.

Open 7 days a week; 9:00-18:00
Reservation required for the dyed coral experience.
2+81-98-886-1131
1-54, Shuriyamagawacho, Naha, Okinawa
www.shuri-ryusen.com/en/


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Okinawa’s Main Island

Connect with Okinawa through the beauty of its traditional culture

The traditional arts and culture of Okinawa comes from the perfect harmony of man, nature and spirit. The experiences you can find on the main island completely reflect that harmony and with it, you’ll be able to create a string of unique memories you can’t make anywhere else.

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Okinawa’s Outer Islands

Island hopping in Okinawa: From one eclectic world to another

Okinawa is made up of 160 islands that are full of life on and off the islands. There is no way to appreciate Okinawa without exploring these islands, and letting the local guides take you on a journey filled with gorgeous subtropic scenery and mystical creatures.

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Explore Japan’s own soul food region

Enjoy the lively spirit of Okinawa with its local cuisine…

REGION INFORMATION

Okinawa

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Okinawa is Japan’s souterhnmost prefecture, made up of hundreds of inhabited and uninhabited islands. Its most loved for it's subtropical climate and its abundance in outdoor activities which include snorkelling, kayaking and trekking through mangroves.

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