Karate program on the air


  From August 3 to August 31, the Okinawa Karate Information Center is appearing on FM Okinawa Radio (87.3 FM) in the program "RADIO de Okinawa KARATE Dojo". Today will be the third broadcast.
  Personalities Shiori Ueda and Chinen Dashinichiro talk in a relaxed atmosphere about karate with Miguel Da Luz, our center’s PR representative.
  Broadcasting time is within the program “Sh@re TIME” every Friday from 19: 25 to (5 minutes).

  Unfortunately, the program is in Japanese only…

List of reasonably priced accommodations

  Here is a list of not too expensive accommodations in Naha City. The ones marked with a (★) have online English information available. For other ones, send an email in English.

  Please understand that we can not be held responsible for any issue happening when contacting or staying at one of these facilities as well as regarding the style and services of each facility. This information is only provided as a start for someone looking for a place to stay.

  If you wish to suggest an accommodation, feel free to contact us.


Abest Cube Naha★ https://www.abestcube-naha.com/plan.html
Andon Matsuo★ http://www.okinawayado.com/
Asahi Guest house★ www.agari-tida.com/room.html
CamCam Okinawa★ www.camcam-okinawa.com
Guest house Base Okinawa★ http://okig-e.cloud-line.com/nawa.net/
Guest House Sea pappa★ http://www.sea-pappa.com/
Guest House Umikaji★ http://umi-kaji.com/
Hikari no Ie Anex http://www.hikarinoie.jp/
Karate Mate https://okinawakaratemate.wixsite.com/okinawakarate
Kina Mansion http://www.kina.co.jp/weekly/
Lohas Villa★ http://lohas-cg.com/english.html
Minamikaze http://minamikaze-cg.com/
Minshuku Green House http://greenh.jp/
Minshuku Hakuseisho★ www.hakuseisou.com/
Okinawa guesthouse Grand Naha http://grandnaha.jp/
Okinawa Harborview Mansion★ https://www.okinawa-weekly.com/english.php
Shell House Backpackers Hostel★ http://shellhouse.net/
Stella Resort Okinawa Guest House★ http://stella-cg.com/english.html


October 3 – 7 “Okinawa karate garden” on stage


  Karate was born during the Ryukyu Kingdom era on the island of Okinawa. There it spread its roots and grow to such an extent that today there are 130,000,000 karate enthusiasts in 187 countries. Why does karate fascinate the world? How come that the small Okinawa island developed such a martial art that will be included in the Tokyo Olympic games in 2020? In the garden dojo, a gentle tanme (grandpa) awaits to tell the story of karate. Come in the garden and discover the technique and spirit of karate, and the traditional performing arts that have a deep relation with it. May you be a novice or a karate enthusiast, everyone is invited in a world of new discoveries…



    Title: Okinawa Karate Garden

    (2018 Okinawa Performing Arts Magnet Contents Development Project)

    Organizer: Okinawa Dento Karatedo Shinkokai

    Support: Okinawa Prefecture Government, Okinawa Prefecture Culture Association

    Venue: TENBUSU HALL (On the 4th floor of TENBUSU NAHA)

    Dates and times:

        10/3 (Fri) 19:00~

        10/4 (Wed) 19:00~

        10/5 (Fri) 19:00~

       10/6 (Sat) 11:00~, 15:00~, 19:00~

       10/7 (Sun) 19:00~


Creative team

    Supervisor: Ikemiyagi Masaaki

    Director: Kamiya Takefumi

    Producers: Miguel Da Luz, Tomita Megumi

    Support: Ryukyu Entertainment Embassy, Theater Create, Kukuru Vision, Wada Mizuki SAVA, Ryukyu Labo



    Tickets (tax included) - All free seats

    Adult \2,500

    Child (up to senior high school student) \2,000

  Please note that tickets cannot be re-scheduled, refunded or reissued. Free preview for preschool children provided they sit on adult’s lap. Otherwise, please purchase a separate ticket.  

  Purchase at the Okinawa Karate Kaikan and receive an original good!

  Special group discount: 5 tickets → 10% OFF   10 tickets→ 20% OFF    15 tickets → 25% OFF  20 tickets → 30% OFF

  Above discounts are available only for one-time booking of a single performances through telephone or email transaction. Please contact us for discount for groups of more than 20.

  Ticket reservation, sales and inquiries:

  098-851-3707 (Okinawa Dento Karatedo Shinkokai 9:00 - 17:00)


Tickets available at the Okinawa Karate Kaikan, Naha City Tourism Association, Ryubo Palette Kumoji, Coop Apple Town, Shureido, Dojo Bar, Ippon-do.


Official website



Honoring Shurite & Shōrin-ryū

  On the eve of the First Okinawa karate international tournament, Shurite & Shōrin-ryū will be honored on July 28th and 29th.
  This year marks the 232nd anniversary of Sakugawa Kanga, a master known as Tōdē Sakugawa. Born in Shuri, he is remembered for creating the bō - staff kata Sakugawa no kun.
  On Saturday July 28th, led by Nakamoto Masahiro sensei, holder of the Okinawa prefecture-designated intangible cultural asset “karate & kobudō”, the monument honoring the land where originated Shurite karate and kobudō will be unveiled. The venue is Sakiyama Park in Shuri, Naha City. The unveiling ceremony will be held at 11 am. After the unveiling ceremony, a celebration, karate demonstrations and hatagashira - flag poles performances are scheduled.
  On Sunday July 29th, led by the chairman of the Okinawa Shōrin-ryū (Kobayashi-ryū) Karatedō Association Miyagi Takeshi sensei, a monument praising the founder of the style Shōrin-ryū Chibana Chōshin sensei will be unveiled. The venue of the ceremony is the community hall square of Shuri Yamakawa in Naha city. The ceremony is scheduled for 10:00 to 12:00.



(Left, the monument in Sakiyama Park. Right, the square of the Yamakawa community hall)

Sports Island Okinawa Symposium


  The Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau is organizing a symposium on the promotion of Okinawan tourism. This event is held in commemoration of the establishment of the Okinawa chapter of the Japan Travel and Tourism Association (JTTA), and the official registration of OCVB as a regional DMO (Destination Management/Marketing Organization) with the Japan DMO network.


Okinawa Tourism Promotion Symposium & JTTA project explanation summary
【Date and Time】 2018, July 24th 13: 15 ~ 16: 40

【Place】 Okinawa Karate Kaikan - Admission: Free (first 200 people)


  • JTTA project explanation by the chairman of OCVB, Taira Chōkei
  • Karate masters demonstration by Shinjō Kiyohide and Oyakawa Hitoshi
  • Keynote lecture “Sport tourism in the AI age ” by Jinnai Hiroki from Google Advertising Sales Division
  • Special lecture “Sports Island Japan – From the world to Okinawa through sports and martial arts tourism” by Fujie Yōko, consultant for the Japan Sports Agency
  • Panel discussion
    Sports Island Okinawa
    "How Okinawa could become a sports island international destination through martial arts tourism"

【How to apply】
You can apply from any of the following.
1. Fax the application form on the back of the leaflet
FAX 098-859-6221
2. E-mail the application form on the back of the leaflet in PDF
Email dmo@ocvb.or.jp
3. Enter necessary information on Web
Application site https://jp.research.net/r/H75F9JB (In Japanese)


Flyer of the event (PDF format, in Japanese)