Guide to Educational Travel in Okinawa

Study, Feel, and Experience the Natural Environment and Culture of OkinawaOkinawa Educational Travel Recommended Courses

Whether your interest is in history, culture, nature, peace studies, or industry, Okinawa offers a variety of potential subjects optimal for educational travel. Here, you can put together travel plans that incorporate experiences impossible to have anywhere else around Japan.

This program focuses on getting to know what makes Okinawa special firsthand, including a nature experience at the Keramashoto National Park and a homestay at a village where traditional culture remains vibrant. The plan offers abundant other opportunities for learning, including a peace studies program, a field trip to Churaumi Aquarium, and an enjoyable stroll around the city.

  • A Day for Thinking About Peace and Interacting with Okinawan Students



      School exchange program on Okinawa Main Island   Stay in the main island’s southern region

    • A program focused on testimonies from locals to convey the tragedy of the Battle of Okinawa and the pricelessness of peace

    • Getting to know other kids the same age from other countries who were raised in different backgrounds can be exciting!

  • Learn About History and Nature at Kerama Shoto National Park

    Tomari Port to Kerama Islands   Peace Studies (Tokashiki Island)

    Tokashiki Village Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    *Lodging facilities also available on Tokashiki Island



    Zamami Village Tourism Association

      Stay on Zamami Island

    • Enjoy marine sports to your heart’s content in one of the world’s most beautiful seas (Activity also available at Tokashiki Island)

  • Homestay Experience to Day Learn About Farming Community Culture and Lifestyles

    Zamami Port to Tomari Port  




      Stay in Yomitan Village

    • Learn firsthand about a wide variety of folk arts, and even take in a training hall for Okinawa-style karate

    • Encounter the soul of the culture and people of Okinawa through a homestay program focused on experiencing daily life

  • Learn About the Latest Technology and the Beautiful World of the Ocean

    Farewell Ceremonies



    (Onna Village)





      Stay in the main island’s northern region

    • An educational facility engaged in teaching and research on world-class science and technology. Visitors can view cutting-edge technologies

    • Go on a field trip here to take in the sight of enormous whale sharks and the diverse marine life of Okinawan waters

    • Have fun learning about the deep seas and coral reefs through videos and experiments

  • History and Local Lifestyles on View in Central Naha




    [Kokusai Street] (Naha City)

      Naha Airport

    • Added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2000 for the outstanding value of its unique architectural styles and rock arrangement techniques

    • Okinawa’s busiest shopping district is packed with shops selling local products, eating and drinking establishments, and other businesses along a 1.6-kilometer stretch