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Educational Travel in Okinawa Develops the Life Skills
Learn, Experience and Create a Future in Okinawa

In addition to the warm mild climate and rich natural environment only found in southern islands, Okinawa, which rises south of the Japanese archipelago, has many attractions including its history and traditional culture, which have undergone unique transitions. It is also an extraordinary place for studying peace as many battle sites remain along with the availability of other experiences only obtainable in Okinawa.
Why not have a worthwhile experience learning in close rapport with students of the same generation and the people of Okinawa?

Why is Okinawa a special destination for educational travel?
1. acclaimed worldwide

Precious natural environment

Ocean water with world-class clarity is here in Okinawa along with verdant forests abounding in biodiversity where many rare creatures live, and a rich natural environment still remains today.

2. Close to other Asian countries

Precious natural environment

Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul and other major Asian cities are located within a radius of 1,500km from the prefectural capital Naha. Access to Okinawa is very convenient as it is the closest region of Japan to other Asian countries.

3. interspersed around the prefecture

Nine world heritage sites

Shuri Castle and other castle remains as well as places of scenic beauty have been inscribed on the World Heritage List as “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu” in 2000.

4. for high school excursions in Japan

No.1 destination

With its distinctive history, culture and nature, Okinawa is also a place where peace may be studied, and Okinawa has garnered tremendous support from teachers and students in Japan as a destination for school excursions.
*Japan School Excursion Association 2015 Data Book “Annual Report on Educational Travel”

5. unlike anything found on mainland Japan

Unique history and culture

Okinawa was formerly an independent country known as the Ryukyu Kingdom. It has a distinctive history, which included flourishing trade with other Asian countries and a period of administration under the United States.