Okinawan Karate history tour

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Okinawa is well known as the birthplace of Karate. There are various Karate historical spots, more than 400 Karate Dojos and many great Karate masters who are respected all over the world in Okinawa. You can visit 6〜8 Karate spots in this tour.

Features of this tour

1.This tour is the only one that you can experience only in Okinawa, birthplace of Karate.

Kanryo-Higaonna
Goju-ryu members from France, Austria and Australia visited a grave of Kanryo Higaonna sensei in Okinawan style who is a founder of Goju-Ryu Karate.

2. You can visit roots of your Karate style and experience Okinawan culture.

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Nepal Shito-Ryu members visited a grave of Anko Itosu sensei. Shito-Ryu is named from Anko Itosu (糸) and Kanryo Higaonna (東). And they prayed for their good luck for next Asian tournament.

3. You can visit Karate historical spots where is difficult to go by yourself and meet famous great Karate masters.

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Hungary Goju-ryu members visited a very famous Goju-Ryu master Tetsuhiro Hokama sensei’s DOJO. Hokama sensei is also famous as a calligraphy master. He wrote proverb in Kanji for them depending on their requests.

Visit 1 : Okinawan Karate Monument

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Monument of
Kanryo Higaonna and
Chojun Miyagi
(founders of Goju-Ryu)
Gichin-Funakoshi
Monument of
Gichin Funakoshi
(founder of Shoto-Kan)
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Monument of
Kanbun Uechi
(founder of Uechi-Ryu)
*1.5 hours from Naha by car
Choshin-Chibana
Monument of
Choshin Chibana
(founder of Shorin-Ryu(Kobayashi-Ryu)
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Monument of
Kanga Sakugawa
(founder of Shuri-Te)
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Monument of
Ryosaku Matsumora
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Monument of
Kume sanjuroku sei
(one of Karate birthplace)

Visit 2 : Okinawan Karate Master's grave

*This portion of the tour has been temporarily removed until further notice.

Sokon-Matsumura
Sokon Matsumura
(founder of Shuri-te)
Anko-Itosu
Anko Itosu sensei
(origin of Shito-ryu)
Kanryo-Higaonna
Kanryo Higaonna
(founder of Goju-ryu)
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Chojun Miyagi
(founder of Goju-ryu)
Choumo-Hanashiro
Choumo Hanashiro
(top student of Itosu Anko)
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Eiichi Miyazato
(Goju-ryu master)
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Seiko Higa
(Goju-ryu master)

Visit 3 : Karate museum & Okinawan Karate DOJO

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Karate Museum
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Karate Museum
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Karate Museum
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Karate Museum
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Karate Dojo
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Karate Dojo
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Karate Dojo
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Karate Dojo

Visit 4 : Experience of Okinawan shrine

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Purification ritual
at the shrine Okinogu
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The shrine Okinogu
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Tentouzan
(Sacred place)
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The Shrine Naminouegu

Visit 5 : Shopping for Karate or any traditional goods(if you wish)

Shureido
Shureido
(Okinawan Karate goods brand)
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Pottery Street
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Awamori factory

Visit 6 : Lunch (Choice based on your request)

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seafood

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Okinawan noodle
(in Okinawa traditional house)
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Beef Steak
(with curry, salad, soup and coffee buffet)
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Sushi or seafood lunch

Model tour course

・This is Goju-Ryu tour course for Hungary members.
・Basically tour time is from 10:00 to 16:00.
・We can arrange tour course depending on your request.

10:00 am Pick up & start

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Pick up & start
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Monument of
Gichin Funakoshi
Founder of Shoto-Kan
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Experience of Okinogu shrine
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Experience of Okinogu shrine
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Experience of Okinogu shrine
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Sacred Place “Tentouzan”
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Monument of
Kanryo Higaonnna and
Chojun Miyagi
Founders of Goju-Ryu
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Monument of
Kanryo Higaonnna and
Chojun Miyagi
Founders of Goju-Ryu
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Kume sanjurokusei
One of Karate birthplace

12:00 pm Lunch Time (Steak buffet Lunch)

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Steak buffet
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All-you-can-eat Salad, Curry, Soup
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All-you-can-drink
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Grave of Seiko Higa
In Okinawan style
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Grave of Seiko Higa
In Okinawan style
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Grave of Seiko Higa
In Okinawan style
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Visit DOJO
Shorin-Ryu Kenshikai DOJO
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Communicate with
Shorin-Ryu 9th Dan
Yoshimasa Kakazu sensei
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Visit DOJO
Goju-Ryu Jundokan DOJO
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Karate Museum
Goju-Ryu 10th Dan
Tetsuhiro Hokama sensei
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Karate Museum
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Hokama sensei is also
very famous for calligraphy master
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They requested favorite Kanji
to Hokama sensei
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Memorial photo
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Pottery Street

4:00pm Break up

Option Menu (Due to the temple’s reason and season, the tour will be cancelled)

Zazen & Breakfast at fish market (Include Tuna bowl)
Price: +5,000JPY
Time: 6:00-8:30
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Zazen
(seated meditation)
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Zazen
(seated meditation)
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Fish market
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Breakfast
(Tuna bowl)

Condition

Price for one person(Include tax)
4 or more :13,800 JPY
3 person:17,000JPY
2 person:19,000JPY
1 person:30,000JPY
Include
Visit 6-8 spots / Tour guide / Transportation / Museum ticket / Lunch / Grave goods (Removed until further notice) / Photo data
Minimum participants
1 person〜
Tour time
Basically 10:00am -4:00pm *depending on your request

Notes

We can arrange tour course based on your requests.
As you can have the chance to take good pictures, we recommend you bring your Karate uniform.

Participant's voice

You should bring your own Karate uniform!
We participated in our DOJO member, and took many good photos wearing Karate uniform (Louis / France)

Experience in Shrine Okino-gu is great! (Wang / China)

Nice arrange!
They changed the tour course depending on our request! (They added Shureido specially! and help our shopping, thanks!!). The original course is also good! (John / England)

I miss Taiyaki!
I love Karate, but what moved me the most in this tour was Taiyaki! It is Japanese traditional sweet food. The sweet red beans inside was really yummy! (Silva / Brazil)

I want to challenge ZEN next time.
The shrine Okino-gu we visited give ZEN class in the early morning! (Maria / India)

Very Friendly guide!
Ageshio CEO Kenny guided us in English. He was Japanese Karate champion and really nice guy! (Linda / England)

Karate museum was fantastic!
I was very happy that I could meet Hokama sensei who is very famous for Goju-Ryu master. Karate museum is what he made and there are many valuable Karate goods here! (Michael / Germany)

I want to participate again!
We visited aroud Naha this time. I want to another area next time! (Johnny / Taiwan)

You can take many nice photos!
There are many nice place in this tour so we can took many photos! (Patricia / Spain)

Good course!
We can visit many good places only one day, and some places are difficult to go (especially master's tomb), so I'm satisfied this tour! (Tony / USA)

Tour examples (on Facebook)

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For Shito-ryu group

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For Shoto-kan group

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For Goju-ryu group

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