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Experience hosted by Kenjiro

6 hours
Includes food, tickets, transportation, equipment
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

The tour will begin with you being picked you up at your hotel and then taken to the Okinawa Karate Kaikan, where you will spend about 45 to 50 minutes. You will then spend some time at Okino-gu Shrine. The monument of Shotokan founder, Gichin Funakoshi Sensei is located at the entrance to the shrine. After viewing the monument, you will tour the shrine, experiencing what it is like to be at an Okinawan shrine. This would take up about 45 minutes of the tour. Next is lunch for an hour at an Okinawan soba restaurant, where live music is played while you indulge your taste buds in delicious Okinawan soba. Then it's off to Matsuyama Park where you will spend about 15 minutes seeing the monument of Kanryo Higaonnna Sensei and Chojun Miyagi Sensei, founder of Goju-ryu Karate. After the park, it’s off to the Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum where you will spend over an hour looking at Karate artifacts, reading about Karate, talking with a famous Karate Grand Master, and if requested, having beautiful Japanese calligraphy done for you. Finally, before being dropped off at your hotel, you will be able to shop all you want at the famous Okinawan Karate goods shop, Shureido. *The tour may be changed based on the availability of some places visited.
Other things to note
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, not wheelchair accessible, stroller accessible, service animals allowed. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund. This is a private tour/activity.
The tour will begin with you being picked you up at your hotel and then taken to the Okinawa Karate Kaikan, where you will spend about 45 to 50 minutes. You will then spend some time at Okino-gu Shrine. The monument of Shotokan founder, Gichin Funakoshi Sensei is located at the entrance to the shrine. After viewing the monument, you will tour the shrine, experiencing what it is like to be at an Okinawan shrine. This would take up about 45 minutes…

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What's included

  • Food
  • Tickets
    Entrance fee to the Okinawa Karate Kaikan Exhibition facility and to the Ok...
  • Transportation
    The vehicle we use is a minivan, which comfortably seats up to 8 people. We...
  • Equipment
    At the end of the tour, we will send you the photo data of the photos taken...
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/ person
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Meet your host, Kenjiro

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • Identity verified
My name is Kenjiro Ueda but you can call me "Kenny". I am the CEO of Ageshio Japan, and a 7th Dan Black Belt, Shito-ryu Karate enthusiast. With that being said, I was champion of the Shito-Ryu All Japan Championship Tournament in 1997, champion of the Karate Australia Championship Tournament in 1999 and in 2001, and the former National Karate team coach in Nepal. With my vast knowledge and his skills of Karate, I am able to explain the general history of Karate, as well as the different Karate styles. I teach Karate as well^^.
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Where you'll be

- Okinawa Karate Kaikan: Built in 2017 which has a dojo for Karate with 4 courts for competition, a training room, an exhibition facility, and an outdoor special dojo only open on special occasions.
- Okino-gu Shrine: One of the 8 famous Okinawan Ryukyu shrines.
- Matsuyama Park: Park in Naha with several monuments.
- Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum: The world's first Karate museum.
- Shureido: Famous Okinawan maker of Karate Gi, Obi, and more.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

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