Industry
Advanced technologies that are the pride of Japan and traditional industry developed within Okinawa’s particular climate and environment
Facility List

OIST offers five-year graduate study programs for pursuing education and research on technologies at world-class levels. Tours of the facility, which is surrounded by greenery and enjoys a view of the East China Sea are available. There is also a café open to the public

Capacity 80 people (Negotiable)
Required Time 60 – 90 min
Accepts Visitors All Year Round
Multilingual Services English Speaker
Wheelchair Access Available

 

1919-1 Tancha, Onna Village, Okinawa
+81-98-966-2184(Campus Visit)

JAXA is a facility that tracks and controls satellites. Models and videos show how satellites and parabolic antennas function. Visitors will enjoy learning about space development.

Capacity 90 people
Required Time 30 – 60 min
Accepts Visitors All Year Round
Multilingual Services Pamphlet
Wheelchair Access Available

 

1712 Afuso Kinrabaru, Onna Village, Okinaw
+81-98-967-8211

At this plant, waste glass is used as raw material for manufacturing an artificial pumice known as Supersol, which has completely different properties than those of glass. Visitors learn about this technology, which has attracted attention worldwide.

Capacity 120 people
Required Time 60 min
Accepts Visitors All Year Round
Multilingual Services Pamphlet
Wheelchair Access Not available

 

1763-1Aragusuku, Yaese Town, Okinawa
+81-98-998-6023

Visitors may tour the facility where testing is conducted to generate electricity using deep-sea water. They will also learn about the particular characteristics of deep-sea water as well as its uses and applications.

Capacity 20 people(More people possible if divided into groups
Required Time 20 – 60 min.
Accepts Visitors All Year Round
Multilingual Services Pamphlet、Panel Display、English Speaker
Wheelchair Access Partly available

 

500-1 Maja, Kumejima Town, Okinaw
+81-98-896-8655

While viewing the salt production room, visitors have a chance to see how salt is made using the world’s first manufacturing method. Visitors will also enjoy the spectacular scenery of Miyagi Island, in addition to shopping and dining.

Capacity 30 – 35 people
Required Time 10 – 15 min
Accepts Visitors All Year Round (Closed during typhoons)
Multilingual Services Pamphlet
Wheelchair Access Available

 

2768Miyagi, Yonashiro, Uruma City, Okinaw
+81-98-983-1140

While touring multiple facilities on the island constructed to protect the natural environment and locally produce and consume energy, visitors learn about the underground dam and the process of wind and solar power generation.

Capacity 40 people (One bus)
Required Time 3 hours
Accepts Visitors All Year Round
Multilingual Services
Wheelchair Access Not available in the solar power generation facility

 

Various areas on Miyako Island
+81-980-75-4380(Miyako Island Tourism Club)

  • “Visitor capacity” indicates the maximum number of people allowed into a facility at one time.
  • “Barrier-free” indicates whether or not the facility provides wheelchair access.