Practical information page

  We are receiving many inquiries about etiquette, etc. Please read through this Practical information page which has already much information. If you don't find the answers to what you are looking for, feel free to contact us.

Okinawa karate symposium on September 29th

  A symposium organized by the Okinawa Prefecture, the Okinawa Karate and Kobujutsu preservation society, and the ODKS is scheduled to be held September 29th at the Okinawa Karate Kaikan. More details in English are available on the Shinkokai website.


New special exhibition and the photo of Itosu Ankō?


  The Okinawa Prefecture Karate promotion division is preparing a new special exhibition inside the Okinawa Karate Kaikan’s special exhibit room. Titled “To pass down, and spread karate!” with “Karate teachers after the Meiji period” as subtitle, the exhibit will unveiled on September 12th, 2019.

  On this day, Okinawa karate promotion division researcher Nakamura Akira will offer a special lecture in which he will also present a picture of a person who has been identified as Itosu Ankō, as seen in the graduation photo of the Okinawa Prefectural Middle School.

  The opening event and lecture will be held between 11:00 and 12:00 on September 12.

  The exhibition will be open until March 24, 2020.

Dan grading at the Okinawa Police Academy

  We have published an article regarding the recent first dan grading test held at the Okinawa Prefectural Police Academy on August 29th.

Call a taxi on your smartphone

  Calling a taxi from the Okinawa Karate Kaikan might be an issue for visitors from time to time…

  DiDi's "Vehicle allocation app" has been launched in the Okinawa area on August 20th!!
Download the DiDi taxi dispatch app to your smartphone and register your account to use this new service.
  If you and the driver can't find each other, you can call and communicate with the driver through a phone number that is only valid during the dispatch period.
  Messages are automatically translated in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese.

・ Commemorative campaign: 3,000 yen off for first use
・ Okinawa limited campaign: Hours from 20:00 to 22:00, free first ride every day
* Campaign is limited to app payment
Changes may arise without notice