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Okinawa Karate Kaikan
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Karate Kaikan is a popular tourist destination where you can learn about the history of Karate. It's close to the Naha - airport and you can easily access by bus and car.

  • CategoryTourismHistory/Culture
  • Phone number0988-51-1025
  • AreaSouth
  • ParkingThere are free parking for 100 cars
  • Hours【Dojo】9:00-21:00
    【Exhibition】9:00-18:00(The last entry is by 17:30)

On March 2017, Okinawa Karate Kaikan was opened in a Tomishiro - city where is a base for inheriting the Okinawan culture and history. Karate Kaikan was built on the site of Tomoshiro gusuku (Castle) park. The site was built after respecting the importance of the Tomishiro Gusuku history. Karate Kaikan is now a place to inherit the world about Peace spirit, manner, and a virtue of Okinawa.

Must-see sights

  • Dojo facility

    Dojo facility

    The Dojo's total floor area is about 7810㎡.There are three place for training. People come to the Dojo to practice everyday. At Dojo, not only experienced person can use the Dojo, but also beginners. The Karate trial class is held on Wednesdays.
    The trial class is available without reservation. You can rent the Karate training wear at Karate kaikan. It's a good time to take a picture with you and the training wear! The shower room is also available after the training. There are stands for visitors with wheelchair where you can enjoy watching Karate leisurely. Nevertheless, the Dojo can be used for other not karate events as well.

  • Exhibition room

    Exhibition room and eat space

    There is a exhibition room nect to Dojo (it's a charged area) where you can observe the history of Okinawan Karate.
    A lot of valued imformation about Karate are exhibitioted. There are audio theater and experience corner as well. It's a good spot for not only adults but also kids can enjoy learning the history of Karate.
    After enjoyed Dojo and exhibition room, it's recommended to stop by the shop next to the exhibition room to have a break with drinks. The restaurant "Soba dokoro Thi" surves a good Okinawan dish. The Karate Soba(900yen), pork spare ribs, boned rib,and pig feet on top, is highly recommended to try!

  • Special Dojo

    Special Dojo

    The building with redroof timle and the red wall close to the Dojo and exhibition room facinates the visitors.
    The building is called the "Shurei Hall". This is the symbol of Okinawa Karate Kaikan. It can be only used on the day to test of promotion to a higher rank(dan) on 25th of October and other special demonstrations and display for the Karate day. You are not allowed to enter the building but taking picture from outside is permited.
    Since it was a Castle ruins park, at the back of the Dojo you can see the beautiful nature. It's located on a hill, you can overlook Naha-city especially on sunny days.

Karate is Okinawan traditional culture

Exhibition wall

There are more than 100 milion people who loves Karate in the world. Moreover, Karate will make its debut appearance at the Summer Olympics in 2020 in Tokyo!
Many people visit Karate Kaikan not only locals and from Mainland Japan, but many people from all over the world also visiting.

Okinawa has had the spirit of "Bankoku Shinryou" which means the bridge to the world and deepened engagement with other countries since Ryukyu kingdom era. In the process of making its fascinating traditional culture, Karate was born.

Karate builds the strong spirit of fortitude that never give up at any circumstances. It's also a martial arts that builds person who loves peace and respect the courtesy.
According to one theory. it is said that Karate was born to protect themselves from predators by using your body with no weapons.

The Okinawa proud traditional culture Karate has inherited as the "Okinawan traditonal Karate and Kobudo" to the world. Okinawa Karate Kaikan is the place where you can learn about the spirit of Karate.
"Improve your skills through Katate,Train your body,and foster your heart." Experience the real Karate at Okinawa Karate Kaikan!


  • Okinawa Karate Kaikan
  • Stone monument
  • Guide board
  • Entrance
  • Memorial sake
  • Entrance of the exhibition room
  • Brochure
  • Rent Karate uniform
  • Eat space
  • Description of Special Dojo
  • Dojo facility
  • Exhibition room
  • Special Dojo
  • Exhibition wall
  • A view from the hill

Okinawa Karate Kaikan Information

Name Okinawa Karate Kaikan



Postcode:901-0241 Tomishiro gusuku park 854-1 Tomishiro Tomishiro-city Okinawa


It takes about 14 minuts from Naha-airport (May vary time on time)
It takes about 7 minutes from Tomishiro IC KUKO EXPWAY.

Yui-rail : Onoyama station → Bus stop "Entranse of Oroku(For Toyosaki)(No.33/46/101/105)
Asahibashi station → "Naha bus terminal" transfer to (No.33/46)

Bus : No.33/46/101/105 → Get off at the "Tomishiro park mae" bus stop
No.33/46 → Get off at the "Tomishiro park mae" bus stop
It takes about 3 minutes from "Tomishiro park mae" bus stop by walking



【Exhibition】9:00-18:00(The last entry is by 17:30)

※Soba dokoro "Thi" 11:00-17:00

【Karate trial class】Dates (Mon・Tue・Thu・Fri)15:30-16:30
※For only Monday, the trial class will be held at 17:00-18:00


Every Wednesday・Dec.30-Jan.3(5 days)



《Karate documents exhibition area (charged)》
  General: 310 yen (Group 250yen)
  Highschool/University student 210 yen (Group 170yen)
  Elementry/Junior high school students 100 yen (Group 80yen)

《Karate trial class》
  Fees : 500 yen
Apply to : More than 5 years old (kids under 8 should be accompanied by an adult)


How to pay


100-310 yen

Optional fee


Credit card

Not available





Reservation for using Dojo is available



There are free parking for 100 cars



About 30-60 minutes


You are not allowed to smoke


You are not allowed to bring pet.s

Karate Kaikan welcomes the visitors with disability: Wheelchair lane is available.

A little advise from Churashima travel

A brief comment

At Okinawa Karate Kaikan, you can not only learn the history of Okinawan karate, but also can experience the Karate traial class! You don't need a reservation and there is a rental karate uniform.

Important notice

You are not allowed to enter to the special Dojo.

What to bring


Spare clothes

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