Okinawa

Okinawa
Okinawa
Okinawa
Okinawa
Okinawa
Okinawa
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Timezone: GMT + 9
Airport
Venue Capacity: 5,000
Accommodation capacity: 80,741

CONTACT

OKINAWA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

Tel.
+81-98-859-6123
Fax.
+81-98-859-6222
URL
http://mice.okinawastory.jp/en/ 
E-mail
mice@ocvb.or.jp 
∨ ∧ Overview

Japan’s subtropical resort island

Consisting of a number of large and small islands, Okinawa is the only region in Japan with a subtropical marine climate. This mild climate ? annual average temperature is 22.7 degrees Celsius ? has allowed many rare wildlife and plant species to thrive. Naha City is Okinawa's transportation hub, located roughly 1,500 km from Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei. During the 450-year history of the old Ryukyu Kingdom, a unique culture developed here influenced by trade with Japan, Korea, China and Southeast Asia. The ruins of the kingdom are now the World Heritage site. Six million tourists visit the region annually, drawn by its tropical scenery, island excursions, Ryukyu culture and Okinawa cuisine.

A unique culture set among magnificent scenery

With brilliant summer sunshine, blue skies, vividly blooming flowers and beautiful seas, Okinawa is a paradise for divers. Other visitors come year-round for eco-tourism and shopping, and for the unique Ryukyu style of food, especially pork dishes such as tebichi. Okinawa music, with its distinctive scales and instruments like the sanshin (a traditional three-stringed instrument), island folk songs and exciting eisa drum dancing are always popular with visitors.

Rich experience in hosting summits and conventions

The Okinawa Convention Center is an urban convention facility complex that contains conference buildings, an event hall for trade shows and indoor sporting events with up to 5,000 seats, a theater for a wide range of performances, and multiple seminar rooms. Bankoku Shinryokan, the main facility used for the Kyushu-Okinawa Summit 2000, is a resort-style convention facility comprising the two halls, lounge, and Cafe Terrace.

Key Facts
  • Region:
    Kyushu & Okinawa
    Population:
    1.4 million (Prefecture)
  • Access:

    From Naha Airport to central Naha, it is approx. 15 min by taxi. The "Yui-rail" (a city run monorail) runs between Naha Airport and central Naha at an interval of 10 min.
    Also a bus bound for the Naha Bus Terminal and Prefectural Office departs from in front of the Naha Airport Domesic and Inernational terminals every 10 min.
    Busses bound for Urasoe, Ginowan and Naha City depart from the Naha Bus Terminal every 10 to 20 min.
    [International Flights] Taipei: 2 flights/day (everyday), Hong Kong: 1 flight/day (everyday), Seoul: 1 flight/day (everyday), Pusan: 1 flight/day (2 days a week), Shanghai: 1 flight/day (4 days a week)
    [Domestic Flights] Haneda: 24 flights. Narita: 2 flights/day, Chubu: 8 flights, Kansai: 8 flights, Fukuoka: 15 flights

  • Local Speciality:

    Okinawa's tropical location and surrounding seas have led it to develop a rich and healthy dietary culture based on locally-sourced ingredients. This is often credited as being the secret for Okinwan people's longevity. The islands are known for fresh fish, local pork and island vegetables such as goya (a bitter gourd). There is also western influence in the local cuisine, with fusion dishes such as taco rice (taco ingredients on a bed of rice.

    Place to visit:

    Okinawa's main island is divided into 3 main regions - north, central and south. In the northern region is the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, where visitors can see whale sharks and mantas swimming in some of the world's largest tanks. Central Okinawa is home to a unique blend of Japanese and American culture, as it is the site to a long-standing US military presence. Southern Okinawa features Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the kings of the Ryukyu Kingdom (Okinawa's name before it became part of Japan) ruled. Also in southern Okinawa is the prefectural capital of Naha.

Number of Rooms Hotel 32,006
Japanese Inn 271
Max. Capacity of Hotel Hotel 80,741
Japanese Inn 629
Average Temperature and Average Precipitation
Month JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average Temperature 17℃ 17℃ 18℃ 21℃ 24℃ 26℃ 28℃ 28℃ 27℃ 25℃ 22℃ 18℃
Average Precipitation 107mm 119mm 161mm 165mm 231mm 247mm 141mm 240mm 260mm 152mm 110mm 102mm
∨ ∧ Venues
  • BANKOKU SHINRYOKAN
    Convention Facility
    This international resort-style convention facility celebrated its opening by ho...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    500 252 350 230 1360
  • OKINAWA CONVENTION CENTER
    Convention Facility
    The Okinawa Convention Center (OCC) is the largest meetings and events complex i...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    5000 800 2000 1500 2500
  • OKINAWA MUNICIPAL COMMUNITY CENTER
    Convention Facility

    The Okinawa Municipal Community Center is a multi-purpose cultural facility l...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    1545 180 200 60 285
  • URASOE CITY TEDAKO HALL
    Convention Facility
    The Urasoe City Tedako Hall (a complex of 10 state-of-the-art facilities, includ...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    1001 356
  • LAGUNA GARDEN HOTEL
    Hotel
    Located virtually at the center of main island of Okinawa, within walking distan...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    567 303 1200 750 800 660 1318
  • MERCURE OKINAWA NAHA
    Hotel
    Newly opened in the center of Naha City in April 2012, the Mercure Okinawa Naha ...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    456 260 200 120 150 120 200
  • OKINAWA KARIYUSHI URBAN RESORT NAHA
    Hotel

    Close to Tomari Port in Naha, in an ideal spot with easy access to the Kerama...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    600 269 800 480 800 460 1364
  • THE BUSENA TERRACE
    Hotel

    Attached to the Bankoku Shinryokan, the Busena Terrace is one of Okinawa&rsqu...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    802 410 200 120 180 150 180
∨ ∧ Attractions

-Team building activities at various sports facilities or outdoors in nature
-Exhibitions within the premises of the convention center
-Awamori liquor tasting and sweets sampling
-Learn about Ryukyu glass, pottery, fabric dyeing and woven fabrics
-Visits to World Heritage sites
-Trekking and sea kayaking
-Live music clubs performing traditional arts and Okinawa music

Things to Do

Model Course


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