At this time, measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are continuing not only in Japan but in countries around the whole world. Our time spent at home has increased due to travel restrictions and requests for self isolation. We have prepared a stay home program that allows you to enjoy Okinawa while staying at home which will give you a sense of self healing during this difficult time.
We look forward to seeing you in Okinawa soon once the effects of COVID-19 have come to an end.
- Updated: May20, 2020
Experience Okinawa Though Videos
Introducing a video that lets you feel Okinawa while you are at home
Okinawa 360° -VR Sea Tour-
Colorful and playful sealife swim around you in this 360° underwater adventure. Enjoy the incredible music of Okinawa as you take the tour. Can you spot the “lucky” sea turtles?
OKINAWA360°-VR SEA TOUR-
World Heritage Site:Birds eye view
The site of the Katsuren Castle ruins, which is registered as a World Heritage Site, is often called the “castle in the sky”. Reimagine the lives of people at that time in the castle while gazing at the beautiful castle ruins from the sky.
Katsuren Jo Site Official website
Through “Boot Okinawa” You can enjoy a view of Okinawa’s rich nature. Feel relaxed as you listen to the healing sound of the Okinawan ocean or breathtaking waterfalls. Click on your favorite scenery!
Experience Okinawa Through Reading
Let’s try cooking Okinawan cuisine
Travel may not be possible right now but the iconic flavors of Okinawa can be recreated from home with this step-by-step guides on creating authentic Okinawa Soba and Chinsuko. Learn how to recreate the special noodle and sweet here.
How To Make Goya Champuru
Goya Champuru is an iconic Okinawan stir-fried dish, using Shima dofu and goya. Please watch the video on how to make it at home.
How To Make Goya Champuru
Get to know the charming islands of Okinawa
Feel the rich scenery and culture that differ from island to island. On Kume Island, take a relaxing trip while horseback riding and enjoy the deep seawater and textiles. In the Yaeyama Islands, experience a hands-on trip to see the traditional way of life, including folk crafts, Awamori and festivals. Please watch these exciting videos.
Let’s feel the culture of Okinawa!
Okinawa, where trade and exchange with various countries had thrived, has developed a unique culture fused with the natural climate. Let’s take a look into the world of karate and weaving which was born out of a unique culture.
Experience Okinawa Through Movies
A real-life story of an artist’s final days who devoted his life to pottery (Yachimun) in the heart of the deep green mountains.
The Chosen One
A heartwarming comedy of how an insecure young man’s destiny begins to change because of a message found in a bottle by the seaside.
There are more movies to enjoy from here.
- There are some films were only a part of it is available for viewing.
Stay home with Okinawa Activities
Let sealife swim in your home!
The incredible whales and fish that live in the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in your own home?! Make your own aquarium at home with “Kurukuru Aquarium Mobile”!
Let’s have fun with quizzes, experiments and science!
OIST uploads videos that tickles the fancy of scientific inquiry. Why not learn about Okinawa’s amazing wildlife through quizes, make slime or make a Möbius Calide cycle?
Science Videos for Children
Let’s challenge magic!
“MASA MAGIC”, a magician from Okinawa, has released a video revealing the secrets of his magic. Try magic for yourself with items found around your home. You can watch the video here.
He was the judge’s top choice at the Academy of Magical Arts (Magic Castle) in Hollywood. In addition, the first japanese magician to win in the magic hall of fame “Magic Castle”.
Experience Okinawa Through Images
Please be healed by images of nature-rich Okinawa!
Bringing Okinawa to Your Screen
Use Okinawa’s scenery for online meeting or PC wallpapers to feel like you’re in Okinawa while working remotely.
Bise Fukugi Trees
Take virtual tours: Nuchigusui Walk
Travelers can take a virtual walk through the islands of Okinawa with a 360-degree panoramic view – all without needing to leave the sofa! Okinawa’s virtual tours can be experienced here.
See Okinawa virtually: Google Street View
Divers from all over the world visit Okinawa’s waters. There are many crystal-clear diving spots including the Yonaguni Island underwater ruins. You can explore the beautiful underwater world, the beaches and the relaxed streets of Okinawa where time slowly flows by. Why don’t you take a 360° look around Okinawa?